So, I've gotten a lot of questions about using the Turmeric Balm as a face mask, and how that differs from using Turmeric powder on the face. Turmeric is enormously powerful and effective at calming inflammation but topically and internally.
Turmeric is: brightening, soothing, anti-inflammatory, exfoliating + … damn beautiful!
There are two main ways to use Turmeric topically:
Balm / Cream: a balm is used to essentially keep an herb in place on your skin so that it can heal - the turmeric balm is made with a base of shea and local beeswax which also helps to nourish and moisturize the skin. Using the balm as a spot treatment or hydrating mask is a simple and effective way to use turmeric.
As a DIY mask: do you have a lot of powdered turmeric? Awesome! Infuse it in oil, or use it with flour + yogurt as a hydrating + brightening mask. Yogurt has all the good acne fighting probiotic bacteria so it's a great mask base!
TURMERIC + YOGURT FACE MASK
What you'll need:
Brown Rice Flour
(you can sub regular flour if you don't have this!)
Yogurt (Regular, no flavor)
*coconut or regular yogurt for hydrating*
Dark towel (turmeric stains!)
Facial Mask Brush
How to Prepare:
Mix 2 parts Turmeric + 1 part flour
Slowly add powders to yogurt and mix until desired consistency and light yellow color develop
Apply to face, leave on for 15-30 minutes
Rinse with cold water -or- remove with cold towel (I put mine in the freezer for a couple minutes)
Apply a serum or moisturizing lightweight oil like the Cannabis Serum