Indian Turmeric Face Mask
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Date: 3/7/2012 6:00:00 PM
I say Indian, but this is really a common face mask used all over South Asia. I have a friend who swears by this mask--she claims she diligently applied this to her arms and legs for a year and managed to fade her tan and get rid of hyper pigmentation.
There are 3 key ingredients for this mask: Turmeric, Lemon Juice and Gram Flour. And lucky for us, two of the three ingredients are known for their own beauty enhancing abilities.
For starters, turmeric has antioxidants
. You know them. The stuff that is found in pomegranate juice and green tea that prevents heart disease and cancer, and more superficially speaking, the stuff that fights aging
. The second ingredient, yogurt, is packed with zinc and lactic acid which battles acne, hyperpigmentation and
exfoliates your skin.
In India and Malaysia, there is a custom of making turmeric paste to apply directly onto the skin, a practice now under study for the possibility that it may prevent skin cancer.
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 cup Gram Flour
1/3 cup Yogurt
Mix all the ingredients together until a thick paste is formed. Apply yogurt until a creamy texture is formed (approximately 1/3 cup; could require more). Apply generously to your face (or skin/arms/etc) and allow it to try.