Honestly who doesn’t love a little self-care after a long week. Once in a while ‘treat yo self’ by speaking your skins love language through face masks! You may or may not have heard of this relatively popular skin care concoction, but the bentonite clay, turmeric and lemon mask have been linked to healing properties and brightening skin.
Turmeric has been around for a while and is a popular face mask by itself. The yellow spice is known for antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, which may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.
The sour little lemon is also noted for its benefits internally as well as externally with its high vitamin c properties. This is essential for evening out the skin tone and helpful for breakouts. It is also known to help with acne scars and act as a natural exfoliant.
On a side note, if you have dry skin it is recommended you don’t overuse as it can dry it out. You can also add a moisturizing property such as honey to prevent over drying. Once washed off make sure to moisturize.
With the addition of lemon and bentonite clay this can bolster the benefits the mask has on your skin. Here are the steps on how to make it.
- Combine bentonite clay, lemon juice, turmeric and a little water. Mix until it turns into a smooth yellow paste. Add honey for extra moisture.
- Apply to a clean face until you look like the big yellow bird from sesame street.
- Leave on for at least 15-20 minutes till it harden.
- Rinse off gently with cold water. Wash till the yellow tint comes off.
By: Adunola Ogunbanjo
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