And now I shamelessly bring you a picture of myself hideously mustard yellow. This picture was taken with my phone, so sorry its so grainy. (Pun intended)
No, I’m not doing this to scare you, although mustard truly is not my color, I’m doing this to bring to you a natural face mask made from things you already have around your house.
Here is what you’re going to need:
- 1 aspirin, make sure its the kind without coating
- 1/4 tsp of raw honey
- 1/4 tsp Tumeric powder
- a drop of water
Mix it all together in a little dish, and mix it with a fork. Be careful not to use too much turmeric because it tends to stain, however, this little bit is fine. It will dry and you can wash it off after 10-15 minutes using a warm cloth. Remember to close your pores after you’re done using cold water.
The reason why it works: Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which is the main ingredient in many pimple creams and face washes, it exfoliates and helps to clear up acne. Honey helps sooth the skin and removes redness, and turmeric is antibacterial, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory.
Tumeric will lighten dark spots and scars as well. Just make a paste out of tumeric and water and put it on the spot you want to lighten every night and it will hardly be noticeable in about 2 weeks.
There are lots of other ways to do this online, some use milk and some use chickpea flour. For darker skin, use more turmeric up to 1 tsp. My mask is fairly thin, you can make a thicker paste if you choose to.
- Salicylic Acid simplified. (estycare.wordpress.com)
- Ingredient List for Natural Skincare (cali-zona.com)