Beauty Spice: Turmeric

Turmeric, what a wonderful spice you are!

It looks like…pixie dust or orange Floo powder.

Smells interesting, like mustard + earth + hot pepper + bitter.

SOUNDS LIKE…Asia.

Tastes amazing especially in Indian, Persian, and Thai dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEELS LIKE…powder.

What else does it do?

It heals. My mom used to make me warm milk + honey + turmeric whenever I was catching a cold.  I’ll admit, it’s an acquired taste, but a very popular  Indian remedy for sickness.  I make this concoction for myself every now and then, and it always does the trick.

IT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL.  Turmeric smoothes out the skin like no other facial product I have ever tried.  It has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties, that fight acne and improve skin tone.  I’ve been using it for the past few months in my weekly, at-home facials and I really see a difference!  Even if I look like an orange zombie when I put it on :D.  Try it and tell me what you think.

 

Recipe: Turmeric and Honey Facial

Summary: Perfect for smoothing out the skin, brightening complexion, and exfoliation.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Honey
  • Granulated or Raw sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse face with warm water. Pat dry.
  2. Warm honey in the microwave and mix in turmeric, so that you have a paste.
  3. Slather warmed turmeric and honey onto entire face.
  4. If you want to exfoliate, gently rub granulated or raw sugar in circular motions over your mask.
  5. Rinse after 15 minutes with warm water.
  6. Cleanse face with warm water and face wash to remove an excess turmeric.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

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