Turmeric Equals Clear Skin and More

Zainab Abdul, Senior

Having oily or dry skin isn't very fun. You tend to try so many different products just to find they don't work, and on your part-time job (from which you keep requesting off--AP tests are killer, no?) minimum wage salary, it's hard to find a product that does the trick without breaking the bank. So now what? Turmeric. It sounds weird, but I swear by it, and guarantee it'll solve 99 of your problems.

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This is a big one – ACNE! I know, gross but turmeric is a great solution. Not only does turmeric take care of the scars and inflammation but also reduce oil secretion by sebaceous glands. There are just way too many benefits for this amazing Indian powder.

What you’ll need

-2 tsp pure turmeric powder
-1 tsp rice or chick pea flour
-2 tsp yogurt or milk (for oily skin)
-2 tsp olive, coconut, or almond oil (for dry skin)
-1/2 tsp honey
-Lemon (for brightening purposes) 

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Mix all the ingredients until you get a good paste (you can alter the measurements as you'd like, as long as you get a thick paste). Due to the turmeric, you might not want to do this before a big day like prom or a date because temporary yellow skin staining is a possibility, but there’s a solution for that, too. If you use a scrub and exfoliate your face well, or use makeup remover, any staining should wash away seamlessly.

Try this face mask out to get even more beautiful, natural-looking skin instantly. XOXO.