Growing up, I was plagued with acne, and even in my adulthood, I still get random pimples. Through my ongoing efforts to clean out my kitchen and bathroom of toxic chemicals and ingredients, I started a healing practice of making my own skincare products. This turmeric and aloe face mask has worked wonders for me as a spot treatment as well as an all-over skin brightening mask.
Turmeric can be very effective at treating and preventing acne, as it removes excess oil and possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the size of pores. It is also high in vitamin C, which can help brighten dark spots and discoloration. Like turmeric, aloe vera has antimicrobial properties that help reduce breakouts. Aloe is also very calming for irritated skin.
In addition to these two ingredients, I add lemon juice, which can help brighten skin, and rosehip oil for its anti-aging and hydrating properties. This combination is the perfect antidote for my combination skin. You can easily use a different oil if your skin requires more or less hydration. Tea tree is a great substitute for oily skin, and avocado or argan oils are great for extremely dry skin. I occasionally use jojoba oil in this recipe as well, as it too is a great oil for combination skin.
I hope you enjoy!
- 1 tbsp organic, cold-pressed aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp organic turmeric powder
- 3 to 5 drops high quality rosehip oil (or other oil of choice)
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients well with a fork until smooth and they’ve turned into a paste.
- Apply to face and neck and leave on for up to 30 minutes.
- Rinse well and repeat as desired/needed.