By combining turmeric, a popular Indian spice, with lemon juice and raw honey, you can make a facial mask that will draw impurities from your pores, remove blemishes and leave your skin looking young and fresh.
Turmeric is an Indian shrub. The dried and powdered root is used to spice and preserve food. According to IndiaParenting.com, a paste made of turmeric and lemon juice can be rubbed on the face to even skin tone and remove blemishes. Simply apply the mixture, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse. You should notice the benefits within a few days.
According to HealthGuidance.org, lemon is good for cleansing the skin. Rub a slice of lemon on your skin each day, leave it on for up to an hour, then rinse with warm water. This helps to remove blemishes and light scars from the skin; it can even help to fade a sun tan. Lemon is rich in vitamin C; drinking a mix of lemon and warm water each day helps eliminate toxins from the body, which also helps keep your skin looking fresh and clear of acne or blackheads.
According to SkinCareResourceCenter.com, honey is a humectant, which means that it forms a protective layer over the skin, to help retain moisture. This makes honey suitable for dry skin because it prevents cracking and soreness, but it also benefits people with oily skin because honey moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy film behind. Honey is also rich in antioxidants that can help reduce fine wrinkles and sagging skin.
You can combine all the benefits of turmeric, honey and lemon by mixing the three together into a paste to make a face mask. Us.Ayushveda.com recommends mixing together 2 tbsp. of honey, 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice and a small pinch of turmeric. Spread it evenly over your face and leave for ten10 minutes before rinsing. This will freshen the complexion and is also a good remedy for acne.
According to the Nutritional-Supplement-Education-Centre.com, prolonged use of turmeric may cause upset stomach. Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or women who are trying to conceive should not use turmeric. Speak to your doctor before using turmeric.
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