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Turmeric is an ingredient that’s extremely common in all Indian kitchens, there’s nothing that gets cooked without turmeric in it. But the benefits of the wonder herb “turmeric” is not limited to kitchen, it is loaded with skin-beneficial ingredient and it can treat anything from acne to hyperpigmentation. Extracts of turmeric are now being widely used in brightening masks and ointments. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties and it fights acne, lightens blemishes, brightens skin tone and reduces wrinkles, and there is so much more to it. But how long can you leave turmeric on your face? Let’s find out:
Since turmeric is stark yellow in colour, one should be careful while using on the skin as it can stain the skin really strongly. It is advised to use ¼ tablespoon of turmeric in face packs to avoid the yellow tint on face. Turmeric is a safe ingredient and can be used as a face mask anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Exceeding more that 30 minutes is up to you, but that’s not required at all. In fact, any mask should be left on for just about 20 to 30 minutes.
Here are 4 Skin Whitening Turmeric Masks that you could try at home:
- Turmeric with gram flour and curd: This is a beautiful DIY pack to try at home, loved by Priyanka Chopra. It’s suitable for all skin types. Regular use will give you bright and beatiful skin. Mix 2 teaspoons gram flour, with pinch of turmeric, add 1 tablespoon curd, fresh lemon juice. Mix everything well to form a thick paste. If the mask is too thick, add a little water. Apply all over the face neck, do not forget the ears. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
- Turmeric with egg white and olive oil: Eggs work as an astringent and help to relieve minor skin issues like itchiness and dryness. It also tightens the skin and olive oil hydrates the skin and it also contains antioxidants, which are great for the skin. To make this mask, mix egg white with a few drops of olive oil, then add half tsp of lemon juice, with a pinch of turmeric to it. You can apply this to the face, elbows, and knees since it is a hydrating pack that will also brighten your skin tone. Let it stay till the pack dries off completely and then rinse with warm water. The pack is great for winters!
- Turmeric with Aloe Vera: Aloe vera contains antioxidant that helps to the sooth skin. It helps calm rashes, burns, and irritated skin. Yogurt kills the bacteria that cause acne on the skin. The mask is perfect for oily acne prone skin. Mix one tablespoon yogurt with one tea spoon aloe vera gel, and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix them well to form a smooth paste. Apply the pack all over the face and keep it for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Use it twice a week, or whenever you notice a irritation.
- Turmeric whitening bridal face pack: Since the wedding season is on in full swing, we have got a mask exclusively for our would-be brides. This pack brighten and white complexion along with imparting a healthy glow. Mix together 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2-3 drops almond oil, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of beetroot juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, 2-3 strands of good quality saffron(use organic) and 2 tablespoon gram flour. Mix it all well, add more gram flour if required to form a thick paste. Apply all over the face, neck and arms. Wait for 30min. Wash off with water.
Tell us which is your favourite mask to try! Thanks for reading.