The DIY Turmeric Face Mask That Made My Skin Baby-Soft

BY: Favin the Maven |Dec 23, 2013
The DIY Turmeric Face Mask That Made My Skin Baby-SoftI love trying out DIY facials at home, and recently, my friend Mahreen suggested one that I’d never heard of before: a blend of gram flour, turmeric, and milk. It just so happened that my boyfriend was at my house when I decided to try this, so guess what house rule I made up on the fly? He had to slather the concoction on his face also. I started by mixing the ingredients into a yellow paste. For those who prefer to work with a recipe, you can check out this one, but I didn’t have one on hand. I just mixed until it was thick and spreadable and then applied it to my face. Next, I smeared it all over my face and then my boyfriend's. Convincing him to go through it wasn’t easy. He’s a man who does the bare minimum when it comes to skincare, and my bowl of paste smelled like turmeric. Not in a bad way, but he definitely said “Ok, it’s enough!” and “I’m going to throw up!” while I put it on him. It was a bonding experience to say the least. We let the mask set for 25 minutes, and it got rock hard, like a real mask! When he touched my face or I touched his, we could barely feel it. Finally, when it was totally dry, we took turns removing the mask in the shower—a little hot water and a wash cloth, and things melted right off. Afterward, we both stared at ourselves in the mirror, exchanging sentiments like “Babe, feel my face,” and “Wow, it’s so soft.” the-diy-turmeric-face-mask-that-made-my-skin-baby-soft_600c350 The next morning, we were both still really satisfied with our “new” faces. My boyfriend looked at himself in the rearview mirror a lot more than usual on our commute, and when I got into the office, my coworker Jeannette told me my face was glowing. Success! Back to Favin the Maven Photo: top, Mahreen Younus, Groupon