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Hello! I want to share a recipe that helped me improve the condition of the skin and get rid of wrinkles. This recipe consists of two main ingredients: honey and turmeric
“Honey has natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent at-home treatment for fungal infections, psoriasis, dry skin, and even burns,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
“Turmeric, on the other hand, is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has been evaluated in treating acne, brightening dark spots on the skin, and treating fine lines and wrinkles,” he says. So the combination of the two, as you could guess, would be somewhat explosive.
As for the mask itself, the how-to is very simple: Mix half a teaspoon of generic turmeric with a tablespoon of generic honey (and that’s a guesstimation—there’s no real recipe, as long as you use enough honey to cover your face, and mix in a moderate about of turmeric), layer it evenly over your clean, dry skin, keep it on for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off (you also can add some drops of lemon juice). As a note of caution, turmeric will temporarily stain the hell out of your face if you’re pale—as in overnight staining, not days-long staining—unless you mix in a few drops of milk or yogurt to the mask act as a barrier, or remove the mask with a simple cleansing oil.
You won’t notice immediate, magical results overnight, but if you use it consistently (as in a few nights a week), you’ll likely start to see some brightening, smoothing, and calming effects after a few weeks. Of course, if you’ve never slathered honey or turmeric on your face, make sure to patch test, first, but dabbing a bit on your neck, just beneath your ear, leaving it on for 20 mins, and waiting for 24 hours to see if you have a reaction.