3 ingredient turmeric mask

I was cleaning out my pantry this week when I found a little bag of turmeric I had forgotten about. It reminded me of a type of mask I had heard about that is often used before wedding ceremonies in India. Here is a simple, 3 ingredient mask that is great for dry skin:

-1 tsp turmeric*
-2 tbsp Greek yogurt
-1/2 tsp honey

1. Stir ingredients together in a small bowl until completely mixed
2. Apply to face using a small brush (cheap paint brushes from the craft store work great!)
3. Let the mask sit for about 20 minutes
4. Rinse off with warm water

Using turmeric in a face mask is great! This spice is packed with powerful antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Yogurt contains lactic acid which will help slough off dead skin while it moisturizes.

*Important note about working with turmeric: If you’ve ever used it before, you know how it stains EVERYTHING it comes in contact with. Applying with a brush will keep your fingers from getting stained. And be particularly cautious when rinsing. I’d suggest wearing something you don’t mind turning orange or better yet go topless. This mask also leaves a slight yellow-orange tint on your skin after rinsing. A good cleanse or a liquid exfoliant can help rid you of that.

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