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Hi hi! How are you? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We’re on a little trip – check out IG stories for all of the details! – and I’m popping in to share one of my favorite beauty DIYs: Turmeric Face Scrub.
Turmeric is a vibrant yellow spice that comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It’s in the ginger family, and has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism for its functional properties.* One of the key compounds in turmeric is curcumin, which is known as a powerful free radical scavenger.* It also supports a balanced immune system, a balanced response to environmental stressors, and possesses neuroprotective attributes.*
Beyond its traditional culinary uses, turmeric can be incorporated into your daily routine in various ways. You can find turmeric supplements in the form of capsules or powders, which can be added to smoothies, juices, soups, or even sprinkled over roasted vegetables or eggs. Golden milk is made by combining turmeric with warm milk and spices like ginger and cinnamon, and it is a soothing and nourishing option. It’s one of my favorite ways to wind down for the day!
Turmeric can also be used topically as a facial scrub, which is what I’m sharing today! Because of its protective benefits against environmental stressors, turmeric may help with skin benefits as well.*
**It’s important to note that it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before adding any new supplement or product to your routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.***
How to Make Turmeric Face Scrub
You can totally buy turmeric face scrub, but it tends to be on the pricey side and can contain ingredients you may not want to put on your skin. I’m a huge fan of beauty DIYs because you know exactly what’s going into these products and you can personalize them according your unique needs and preferences.
Turmeric Face Scrub Ingredients
I LOVE homemade body and facial scrubs, especially because I usually have all of the ingredients on hand:
Coconut sugar: for gentle exfoliation
Almond oil (coconut oil, honey, and olive oil work well, too): for moisture and skin texture
Vitamin E: for nutrients and healing properties
Essential oils: for scent! Just add a couple of drops and they’re totally optional
Turmeric: I love this in scrubs since it can help with discoloration, along with an antioxidant boost
To create a simple turmeric facial scrub, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar and half a cup of oil into a bowl. Add 1 dropper of vitamin E. Mix to combine.
Add 1 capsule of turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoon) and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil. (Be careful with citrus-based oils, as they can cause photosensitivity. If you’re sensitive to oils, you can always skip them for facial scrubs and simply use them for body scrubs or not at all.)
Gently massage the scrub onto your face, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse off for a refreshed and glowing complexion. This is the same basic recipe I use for body scrubs.
The cute jar are from Amazon, and I store the jars of homemade scrub in the fridge, so that they’re cooling and super refreshing when I use them!
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So, tell me, friends: do you make any skincare or beauty products at home? Any fave recipes??
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.