I would not describe these days as idle, but some moments deserve to be as lazy-crazy as this “body-in-mask” relaxation. After initial thorough skin exfoliation, it would be a perfect opportunity to gratify your body with astounding body mask. Any cosmetic salon would not offer such a beauty, I’m sure!
Body mask recipe
- Turmeric powder, 3 Tbsp
- Goat milk powder, 3 Tbsp
- Warm water
How to make it:
- Mix powder ingredients in a bowl
- Add warm water slowly portion by portion to make a paste consistency from powder ingredients
- Apply on skin (legs, arms, face, decollete zone) by using cotton pads, lay down, listen calm music and relax for 15 minutes
- Wash thoroughly by using body sponge
- If no goat milk powder available – just use goat milk. In this case, just mix turmeric powder with warm milk and apply to skin
- Turmeric may stain the skin. Yellow color of turmeric should wash out, but if not – no worries. As cells of skin are constantly renewing, the color will disappear in a few days. In my experience, no yellow color was left after washing the mask away in a shower
- Cover a sofa or bed with “cosmetic” towel, a towel which you use for cosmetic purposes only. The “cells” of your sofa are not renewing!:)
Read about skin exfoliation in another post here: Skin exfoliation
Good to know
Curcumin, which is the active compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) root, is known by its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties. The research shows that turmeric may be used medically to treat a variety of dermatologic diseases.
Skin conditions examined include acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photoaging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo.
Turmeric is recognised as generally safe even at high oral doses and side effects are very rare. However, according to some studies, curcumin could interact with anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications, stimulate gallbladder contractions, exacerbating symptoms in patients with gallstones (1).
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(1) Review. Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence by A. R. Vaughn et al., PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 2016