I have very confused combination skin right now. Half of my face is super dry and actually breaking out in eczema (probably stress related) and the other half is oily and acne-prone. They are at odds and driving me a little crazy. Soooooo face mask time!

Face masks are amazing. They give your face time to absorb all the benefits rather than just a quick morning or evening routine. I created this mask because of the combination of healing properties it has.

Turmeric has incredible healing properties for your skin. It’s a natural antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and an anti-inflammatory agent. It’s great for helping acne, rosacea, red spots and eczema. And, it has great skin-calming properties, which helps to reduce inflammation.

Raw Honey is antiseptic and antimicrobial. These properties make it great for minimizing acne. It also contains properties that help to even out and brighten your skin tone and even helps to lighten scars and age spots. It’s also nourishing for dry skin.

Aloe is incredibly nourishing for dry skin and is excellent when dealing with eczema. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals that help to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

Guys, I have an amazing husband who is totally down to try this stuff with me. Isn’t he great? He liked it too and his skin looked great afterwards (although his skin is annoyingly perfect all the time).

Turmeric Aloe Mask

  • 1/2 tsp Aloe Vera
  • 1/2 tsp Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  1. Mix all three ingredients together in a small bowl until it’s completely combined.
  2. You can use your finger or a makeup brush to apply it to your face. I’ve used my finger in the past and it works, but can get a little messy. I tried a foundation brush this time and let me tell you – game changer!
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water. I like to use a wash cloth to help wipe it off. Make sure you use a dark colored one though since turmeric easily stains.
  4. Speaking of staining, you’ll notice that your face has a slight yellow tint to it after washing the mask off. I usually follow up with a little bit of soap to cleanse and then my toner and moisturizer. Once I’ve washed my face, the yellow is gone. But, because of that, I don’t suggest trying to do this mask right before you plan on running out the door.

Like anything new you put on your body, I suggest testing it out on a small patch of skin first to make sure you don’t react to it. It should be a comfortable mask without any pain or itching.

Hope Reynolds

I’m a tea obsessor, book addict, Sci-Fi junky, archer, traveler and wife to William, a guy who is incomprehensibly loving and patient. We live in our favorite city, San Francisco, where we want to stay forever. And, as you’ve already gathered, I’m also super into experimenting with healthy food and natural skincare.

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