It seems to be I’ve found a beauty secret from India. (Whispering: Nobody should know!) But it also seems to be very famous amoung beauty-bloggers. I read many positive reviews about it and decided to try by myself with a posting for you girls (and boys – why not!)
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is it: C U R C U M A
Oh, my beloved curcuma! I was long for you. Don’t leave me, stay in my post)))
Have you ever admired Aishwarya Rai, Pryanka Chopra or Manushi Chhillar? These girls are winners of Miss World pageants, well known in the whole world for their beauty and style icons. Here some photos of them you can admire. Pic source: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/
I remember, when I was a child I was fascinated by Indian movies shown on Soviet TV. So much colour, amazing dresses, singing people…
I don’t wanna discuss the beauty of these women, but the way how to achieve it.
And so back to our curcuma.
Indian women use curcuma for their beauty as cosmetic for centuries. They mix curcuma powder with other natural compounds to a paste and apply it as a mask. In fact, curcuma is good for your body’s health inside and outside. Like I wrote in my first post about curcuma Magic of India part 1 it has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities; is rich in vitamins (B, B2, B3; C, K). Furthermore it cleans and tones the skin. A real treasure of nature!
I found a lot of recipes of masks based on curcuma and chose two of them to try. I think these are the most fave masks amoung the bloggers.
Curcuma with honey and lemon juice
Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid honey and 1 of lemon juice with so much curcuma powder that you get a thick paste.
Spread thick on clean face. Wait for about 15 minutes and wash out with lukewarm water.
The mask is good for those who have redness, little pimples, impure skin, post-acne, elder skin. Curcuma kills bacterias and clean pores. Honey has nourishing and hydrating qualities. Furthermore it softens and smooths the skin. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and brightens red spot and post-acne.
I tried this mask for many times and like it very much. It is easy to make and apply. And tasty too! In fact, you can eat your mask from face without washing it out))))))))))) After the mask the skin feels very clean and soft.
Curcuma with yogurt
Mix a teaspoon of plain yogurt with curcuma powder to a thick paste.
Apply like the honey mask above. I like this mask more. Tonight I made it again and my skin feels soooooooo good! I call it anti-stress mask for skin. It helps to relax and is good to apply it after work, stress situations or after illness. Moisturizes better than creams. Nourishes and softens. Yogurt is rich in vitamins A, B and C. Contains lactic acid which gentle peels the skin. I like to do it with cold yogurt for unbelievable refreshing feeling, perfect for hot summer evenings to relax.
Curcuma masks have a side-effect of colouring everything in yellow. Don’t scare if you see in the mirror after washing an egg-yolk of your face. Put some toner or tonic on cotton pad and wipe your face twice. This is because it’s better to do it in the evening and not to shock people.
Oh, and you can finally admire me! Here my egg-yolk face!
Have a nice time guys. See you again and