A very efficient anti inflammatory face mask is the turmeric, honey and lemon mask. It can be made easily at home using only these three ingredients.
The properties of turmeric, honey and lemon
Turmeric has well known anti inflammatory and anti bacterial action, so this helps with the fighting of any infections and wounds on the skin - like acne, eczemas, irritations.
Honey has soothing, healing and nurturing effects on the skin.
Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and helps with the production of collagen.
How to prepare and use
In a small bowl, jar or a dish of your choice mix half a spoon of turmeric, a spoon of honey and half a spoon of lemon juice. Mix these ingredients and using your clean fingers (or a specially used brush), apply all over the face and neck. Leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
I found that the quantity of the ingredients used is not set in stone, one can experiment making a thicker or washy paste. In my opinion none of this takes from any of the desired effects on the skin. Generally, the recipe stated is how I prefer to mix it.
The benefits of this mask are many, but in line with this site's purpose to share only personally tested remedies, I will share the benefits I noticed it has on my skin.
Just after the first application, the pores on the skin were shrunk, the skin felt toned and tightened. Generally, there was this deep clean feel to it. The results were immediate after the first application. Used continuously, it is supposed to have even deeper clearing effects on the skin.
I personally use this mask only occasionally for extra cleaning and a boost. If there is a specific problem on the skin being targeted, which would benefit from the properties of these ingredients, then this mask should be used more often. How often this mask is used should depend on the specific needs on the skin.
It is always important to test the mask on a small area of the skin when used for the first time, to see if there is an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs, it should not be used.
If everything is well with the tolerance to these ingredients, then you have a very simple and extremely powerful recipe for a home made face mask that clears and nourishes the skin.
by Jana Angelova