Meet the Golden Spice That Takes Skin From Dull to Radiant in 20 Minutes Flat

May 10, 2016
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market
Meet the Golden Spice That Takes Skin From Dull to Radiant in 20 Minutes Flat

“No gold, no wedding.” That traditional Indian saying refers to a particular custom, in which brides don gold—on their bodies, heads, and faces—as a symbol of prosperity on their big day. Turns out there’s often another type of “gold” involved that has nothing to do with bling: a head-to-toe tonifying skin mask made with our favorite golden superfood.

Turmeric, that is. We’ve been obsessed with this sunny spice for a while—and it’s been a go-to for Indian brides for decades. Our easy DIY facial treatment is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants and probiotics, and inspired by what’s known as the “Indian Bridal Glow Mask.” For summer, we’ve whipped up a lighter version by subbing in almond milk for yogurt.

Press play for the quick and easy tutorial, and get the three-ingredient recipe below.

Turmeric glow mask

Ingredients

1 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon raw honey

Instructions

Put on an old T-shirt to avoid staining. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Apply a thin layer to the face, including the under-eye area. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wash off with a damp washcloth. If a little yellow lingers on the skin, swipe it off with a witch hazel–infused cotton ball. Follow up with a few dabs of rosehip seed oil to replenish moisture.

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  • Jim Price

    This is a new use ( for me ) of Turmeric. For years I have used it for pain and inflammation.

  • Dianne

    Would this leave yellow stain (even a little) on my face? I've noticed curry stains my teeth. My skin already has yellowish tone, and I'm a little afraid to try this...

  • SimonS

    test