12 Nov Turmeric and Bentonite Clay Mask
If you follow me on Instagram (you don’t? Why not? Go follow me for daily doses of The Nicole Code, pictures of plantain chips, and general shenanigans that may not make it on to the site), you’d see that I’ve mentioned using this mask. It was recommended by Butterfilledskin and UG in my Comments section- which by the way is the hottest beauty blog Comments section in history, you guys are FIRE. Thank you Ladies!
Turmeric is amazing for blemishes as it is antibacterial (thereby killing any acne causing bacteria on the skin) and it is anti inflammatory (reduces the size of those suckers). It is also apparently good for fading acne scars. I had tried using Turmeric a few years ago. But I think I mixed with my cleanser or something? Can’t really remember. I just remember going to the bathroom at work and almost passing out because I looked in the mirror and my face was bright yellow! Disaster! But after trying the Turmeric Black Soap from Fig Health Store and really liking it (read more about it HERE), and after it was suggested by my two babes, I decided to trust them and mix it in with my Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (read more about this amazing clay HERE).
So Google instructed that I use 1 tablespoon of Bentonite Clay and 1/4 tablespoon of Turmeric. I thought it was too little so I used 1/2. I left it on for about 40 minutes, rinsed off with warm water and moisturised. I skipped toner because my skin felt a bit sensitive afterwards.
The results were incredible- my skin felt thoroughly purified and baby smooth! I’ve used this almost every night since. Some nights I follow up with toner, some nights I don’t- depending on how my skin feels. If you have sensitive skin, you should probably only do this once or twice a week. My skin had been going through a SERIOUS crisis (A hormonal thing, and a story for another day), and now its a good 65% better at least. And I really think its down to this mask and my Image Skincare toner (Read more about this toner HERE).
The thing is. It stains. Heavens above, IT STAINS! My nails are not on fleek anymore, and some of my pillowcases are ruined- so you need to be careful when applying and rinsing off. Also, no matter how well you rinse, unless you use a toner afterwards you WILL NOT be able to get all the turmeric off your face. And it is not recommended to use a cleanser after using turmeric. So only use this at night. In the morning you can cleanse and tone and be rest assured that you don’t look like a bottle of Fanta at work or school.
I use Organic Turmeric I got from Fig Health Store in Lekki. Ensure you get the organic kind, apparently its waaaaaaay more effective.
Have you tried this mask?
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