BRIGHTENING TURMERIC + LEMON DIY FACE MASK
With colder months on the way, I thought it would be fun to do a little DIY beauty to keep our skin glowing and hydrated through the upcoming winter. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my favorite DIY face masks, scrubs, winter skin tips and more!
Would be nice to keep that summer glow year round, right?! This mask is not only brightening but it’s great for acne-prone skin (or any skin!) and bringing you a glowy complexion.
Honey, the vegan police may be after me for this one though… while I do not consume honey, I’ve always loved the medicinal properties for the skin.
The next essential ingredient for this DIY face mask is turmeric – a real wonder spice – and not just for curry recipes! This vibrant spice is totally beautifying.
Indian brides have long used turmeric body scrubs and masks before their wedding days to illuminate from head to toe.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC:
helps with age spots
reduces scarring and hyperpigmentation
helps to heal psoriasis and eczema
brightens and tones
Fresh turmeric would be even better but I only had ground turmeric on hand. It is known to stain so be sure to wear a shirt you don’t care about and dry your face with a dark towel. It will leave a slight yellow tint on the skin so I usually wash with my normal soap once or twice after the mask and the yellow tint washes away, no problem.
Next up is fresh lemon juice! Lemon is high in vitamin C which is essential for brightening and evening out skin tone. It’s anti-bacterial which is especially helpful for breakouts and acts as a natural exfoliant for radiance. Lemon is known to help with acne scars too. Don’t worry, this mask doesn’t sting at all as lemon juice tends to do that.. but it feels soothing and balancing on the skin.
Oats are the last ingredient for this face mask and are super moisturizing, not to mention exfoliating and softening on the skin. I blended up my oats a bit in the food processor but you can also use oat flour. The mask does get a bit messy depending on how finely ground the oats are so be sure to apply this mask over the skin.
3 tablespoons oats (ground into oat flour in food processor)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Ground turmeric
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Apply over the skin, on a clean face.
Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off gently with warm water.
You may need to wash your face a couple times to remove the yellow tint.