If you’re even slightly into skincare at all, you’ve probably heard of the mystical, magical powers of turmeric for brightening skin, fading dark spots, calming inflammation, killing acne, and, like, helping you find true love. And although a simple little spice that hangs out in your kitchen cupboard may not seem like a miracle in a bottle, it kind of is, especially if you’re a DIY fanatic who can’t exactly afford insanely expensive skincare. Enter: turmeric face masks.

“Turmeric has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine for its healing properties,” says Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor at Yale. “It’s an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that’s shown to be helpful in treating pimples, brightening hyperpigmentation and acne scars, and fighting the free radicals that can cause fine lines and skin damage.” See? MVP ingredient.

But to get its restorative powers, you don’t just want to stick your face in a vat of powder (which will inevitably leave your face stained bright yellow). You want to mix your turmeric with some calming, hydrating, and skin-healing ingredients, like those in these turmeric face mask recipes, below. Whichever one you choose—and trust, I’ve tried them all—get ready for some surprisingly clear, bright skin after a few weeks of use.

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This DIY Turmeric Face Mask for Acne

The ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour or chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt or milk (for oily skin) OR olive, coconut, or almond oil (for dry skin)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Honey is straight-up magical: “It has natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, but it’s also a humectant—meaning it draws moisture into your skin—so it won’t dry it out while it’s helping fight and calm your zits,” says Dr. Gohara. Although this recipe calls for either oils or yogurt, depending on your skin type, I’d stick with the dairy if you’re dealing with acne. Keep the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse with your regular face cleanser, then follow with moisturizer.

This Calming DIY Turmeric Face Mask

The ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk

As a very important reminder, turmeric can (and most likely will) stain your face if you don’t have some sort of fatty barrier in your DIY. Here, the tablespoon of almond oil is what’ll keep you stain-free, and bonus, will also help soften and calm irritated skin (thanks to its high dose of vitamin E). Mix all the ingredients until smooth and creamy—not too runny—apply to your face, then rinse after 15 minutes.

This Calming DIY Turmeric Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon rose water

All hail the mighty aloe vera gel! This turmeric face mask is pretty much a dream for sensitive skin, since it’s part aloe vera gel (which helps calm redness and irritation) and part rose water (which is a natural anti-inflammatory). The mixture will be pretty runny, so don’t expect a drying mask here. Just gently apply it to your skin, let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off. If you’re worried about staining, apply it over your favorite face oil, or add a few drops of oil to the mixture before applying it.

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It’s no surprise Hollywood is jumping on the turmeric bandwagon: actress Thandie Newton has called the spice her “secret weapon”, and Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley – who has openly shared details of her own struggles with adult acne – tried a homemade turmeric mask to help treat her skin condition.

So what exactly is turmeric?

Turmeric is the ground-up root of the curcuma plant (part of the ginger family) and has been an important part of ancient Indian Ayurvedic traditions within both cooking and medicine for thousands of years.

Traditionally, turmeric, chickpea flour, sesame or almond oil, fresh cream and honey were blended together and applied to clear blemishes and boost skin’s radiance and natural glow.

Turmeric masks have been used for years, but there’s been a spike in popularity in recent years, thanks to several studies confirming what ancient cultures knew long ago: this spice is a serious player in the skincare game.

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What are turmeric masks good for?

Short answer? Almost everything.

According to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital, turmeric “is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has been evaluated in treating acne, brightening dark spots on the skin, and treating fine lines and wrinkles.”

Whether your mask is a homemade DIY version or a product off the shelves, they’re “an ideal type of treatment for anyone, but especially if you’re dealing with acne, since it can calm inflammation, kill micro-organisms on the skin, and fade dark spots”.

Acne
Turmeric is a powerhouse in the fight against pimples. Its antibacterial properties help see to the bacteria that causes breakouts, while the most active compounds – anti-inflammatory curcuminoids – help calm breakouts. Turmeric also helps even out skin tone, and its extract may also help reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Hyperpigmentation
Studies have shown turmeric to reduce dark spots on the skin – aka hyperpigmentation. In fact, one study showed that a turmeric-extract cream reduced hyper-pigmentation up to 14 per cent after four weeks of use.

Anti-ageing
Turmeric is full of powerful antioxidants – compounds that blitz free radicals and help protect your skin against environmental stressors. Why is this a good thing for anti-ageing? Left unchecked, free radicals cling to and damage collagen – the protein that provides structural support to our skin – resulting in lines and sagging. Antioxidants in; wrinkles out.

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Are turmeric masks safe?

Turmeric is generally considered safe to use on your skin, but it’s still always a good idea to do a patch test, as even the most natural of products have the potential to cause reactions. To check how it reacts with your skin, apply a small amount of your mask to your arm, leave it for around 20 minutes, then wash off. If there’s no redness, swelling or itchiness 24 hours later, it’s likely your mask will be safe to use on your face.

Anything else I need to know?

While it’s unlikely turmeric masks will cause an adverse skin reaction, the bright yellow spice will stain pretty much everything it touches (yes, that includes your skin!), so be sure to wear something you don’t mind getting messy when using your mask, and take some precautions to avoid ending up with a yellow-tinged complexion.

When going for DIY, mix in milk or yoghurt to create a barrier, or use a cleansing oil (rather than simply water) to remove the mask.

If you’ve ended up less ‘ooh la la’ and more Oompa Loompa, try a few rounds of oil cleansing – you don’t need any fancy products; just warm some olive or coconut oil between your hands, massage it into the stained areas, and then wipe off with a cotton pad.

You might also try dipping a cotton ball in milk and wiping over the stained areas.

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How do I make a turmeric mask?

There are a lot of different recipes, but for the most part, turmeric, raw honey and milk or yoghurt form the basis of a DIY mask. You can also find turmeric supplements TurmeriX to help build face mask formulas.

Below are a few different potions you can mix up in your kitchen, each with a focus on different results. For each of them, just mix all ingredients together in a small bowl to a smooth paste. Being careful to avoid the eyes, apply a thin layer over the face (tip: use a clean foundation brush to avoid staining fingers), leave for 10-20 minutes, then wash off gently with either warm water or using an oil cleanser. Gently pat dry with a towel.

A good basic mask:
1 tbs plain yoghurt
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp raw honey

For a serious glow-up:
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp organic apple cider vinegar
1 tbs of organic, raw, local honey
½ tbs milk or yoghurt
1 drop lemon essential oil or fresh lemon juice for additional skin brightening (optional)

To bust breakouts:
2 tbs flour (regular flour, rice flour or ground oats if skin is dry)
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbs plain yogurt or milk
½ tsp honey (manuka is especially good to fight acne)

To reduce redness
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tbs mashed banana (about ¼ banana)
½ tsp of honey

You probably won’t see instant results, but if you consistently apply the mask a few times a week, you should start to see brightening, soothing and calming effects within a few weeks.

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Don’t want to DIY?

Hey, no problem – there are plenty of amazing turmeric masks that require zero effort on your part beyond clicking ‘add to cart’.

1. Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, $59.95

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Miranda Kerr’s skin is always #flawless, so we’re sold on this mask from her organic skincare range. Formulated to revitalise, brighten and promote skin cell renewal, this buy detoxes pores, and refines tone and texture for a glowy complexion.

“This scrub doesn’t just make your skin glow it gives you this internal energy I can’t describe,” says one happy customer. “It has helped with my pigmentation and I honestly believe has even helped reduce my pores in the T zone area of my face,” raves another.

2. First Aid Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask, $51

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This refreshing jelly mask contains vitamin C to help brighten skin’s appearance, and superfoods ginger and turmeric to restore suppleness to stressed-out skin, for a healthy-looking complexion.

Reviews of this mask are mixed, with some loving the results and others warning against its use for sensitive skin. “I always breakout badly the next few days after using this mask,” says one. “I have tried several times and same results. Too bad because I can see the instant brightening effect and glow it gives after washing this off.”

3. Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, $58 (75ml)

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Made for all skin types, this Kiehl’s offering uses turmeric and crushed cranberry seeds to gently exfoliate, brighten and energise dull skin for a more radiant appearance.

” been using it for only 3 weeks now, about 3 times a week and it feels fresh, clean and revitalised the next morning,” says a fan of this mask. “But don’t leave it on for too long though as it can cause bit of irritation (red patches) for sensitive skin. I found it that 10 min seems to be a good time.”

4. Dr Roebuck’s Tama Healing Mask, $35

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Free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones, harmful chemicals and fillers, this turmeric, Manuka honey and avocado oil mask renews and hydrates, leaving you with a healthy, dewy glow.

“I have pretty sensitive skin and this mask does get my skin tingling at first, but that settles down after a few minutes,” says one user. “I love how my skin feels after using it, and it’s a great value product.”

5. Golden Grind Miracle Turmeric Face Mask, $24.95

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This vegan, organic, 100% natural, Aussie owned and made mask works to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, brighten and stimulate skin, and reduce pigmentation, dark circles, acne and scarring.

“This product smells incredible and applications is super easy,” says one fan. “My skin seems more even, softer and has a glow. Love love love!”

About Georgiana Craighead

I’m sure this sounds familiar: Sometimes you wake up with huge dark circles under your eyes – even if you had enough sleep. I found it more and more difficult to cover with makeup so I decided to find a better way. A more natural way.

The good news is I realized you can get rid of them naturally. Yay!

In this article, I’ll explain some of the common causes of dark circles so you can avoid them. Much better than having to apply a thick layer of makeup or concealer on your under-eye to cover them.

I also have created a bunch of amazing homemade face masks that can help get rid of them using natural ingredients found in most homes. Much more healthy than using a shop-bought eye cream with dubious results.

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What causes dark circles?

I was waking up with dark circles under my eyes making me resemble a weird-looking panda. It was not a good look.

This happened even after a good, long, relaxing sleep.

In fact, it happened so often that I even started thinking I should maybe embrace it as part of the aging process. I ended up trying to cover them with makeup or concealer but found it got into the fine lines in my under-eye area which aged me.

After a little digging, I found out that the under-eye area can look purple or bluish because the skin is so thin and translucent that you can easily see the underlying blood vessels. Helping to stimulate collagen production in the under-eye area would help thicken the skin and reduce the dark circles. This points to using egg-white as it is collagen-rich, but more on this later.

So I did some further in-depth research and found that there are a number of other factors that can contribute to dark circles or puffy eyes appearing:

  • heredity – it runs in your family so you may have inherited it from your parents or grandparents
  • aging – the skin loses its elasticity and dark circles may appear
  • prolonged crying
  • Lack of sleep
  • Fluid retention – which causes puffiness
  • unhealthy diet
  • working for long hours in front of a computer

Some can’t be avoided – such as aging and genetics. But I could do something about all the others, which was great.

Drinking plenty of fluids, wearing sunscreen and sunglasses, getting enough sleep, having regular eye tests and figuring out if you have any allergies are a good starting point.

But what if you can’t avoid these things due to work, children or other social pressures? Luckily there are some face masks that may help…

Homemade face masks to reduce the appearance of dark circles

Egg white, Vitamin E, and honey face mask

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy to make DIY mask.

Ingredients required

You will only need 3 things:

  • 1 x Vitamin E tablet
  • Honey
  • 1 Egg white

About the ingredients

Egg white contains a lot of calories while also being rich in vitamins like riboflavin and selenium. It can help tighten your skin pores naturally which will work more effectively if you add some other natural ingredients. They also contain a lot of collagen, a sort of multivitamin placenta, which includes vitamin A.

Vitamin E can help protect you from sun damage. It also helps with:

  • Reducing redness
  • Long-term UV damage
  • Skin cancer formation
  • Diminish sunburn
  • Decrease swelling
  • Lower skin pigmentation
  • Improves the vascular system
  • Stabilizes blood pressure and many other benefits that are essential for good health

It can be found in plenty of foods such as grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains, peanuts, avocado, vegetables, oils, and almonds.

Honey nourishes, moisturizes and is naturally antibacterial. It soothes and heals the skin.

If you want to know more about what natural ingredients can do for you I suggest you download my free eBook called “Miracle Ingredients For Homemade Face Masks”.

  1. Grind the Vitamin E tablet in a bowl
  2. Mix the ground Vitamin E with a bit of honey
  3. Add the egg white and mix it all together into a sticky paste
  4. Apply it around your eyes and leave for a few minutes
  5. Rinse thoroughly to remove it

Tomato and lemon face mask

You will need:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 Lemon

Both should be organic, if possible.

Tomatoes have moisturizing and regenerating properties. You may not have noticed, but tomatoes can be found in products for skin, hair and lip care.

Tomatoes contain:

  • vitamin A that regenerates
  • vitamin B which promotes cell renewal
  • minerals that stimulate cellular metabolism.

Lemons contribution to cosmetic beauty treatments is probably better known than tomatoes.

  • They are a natural antiseptic and can prevent diseases and allergies
  • Can be successfully used for oily or mixed types of skin that have enlarged pores.

Lemons can also be useful for removing stains or freckles.

Please note that lemons are acidic so I recommend that lemon-based masks are done at night before bed.

Lemons contain a chemical called psoralen, which makes your skin highly reactive to light all day. If you do use them in a DIY mask in the morning please stay indoors for the rest of the day.

  1. Squeeze the juice from the tomato and lemon into a bowl
  2. Mix them together really well with a spoon
  3. Dab this mixture carefully under your eyes
  4. Leave it on for an hour and then rinse it off

You will need:

  • 1 small potato
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil

I bet you didn’t know how great potatoes can be for your skin.

They are real miracle workers that can detoxify the body, strengthen hair or nails, and smooths wrinkles. They are a good source of vitamin A, beta-carotene and antioxidants – important for nourishing your skin.

Olive oil is known to be really effective when it comes to our hair but it also helps with your skin.

It has a lot to offer:

  • Smooths fine lines & wrinkles
  • Helps acne-prone complexions
  • Moisturizes – which is perfect for dehydrated skin
  • Helps remove impurities
  • Intensively moisturizes chapped lips

Honey’s benefits have been covered earlier in this article.

  1. Peel the potato
  2. Finely grate the potato using a cheese grater
  3. Combine the grated potato with 1 tablespoon of honey and some extra virgin olive oil (just use enough olive oil to keep the mixture like a paste)
  4. Apply it carefully under your eyes and leave it on for half an hour
  5. Wash with warm water

You can use this mask twice a week.

Cucumber and lemon face mask

This mask will reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes by smoothing and hydrating the skin in your eye area.

You will need:

  • ½ of a large cucumber
  • Juice from ½ a lemon

Cucumber possesses astringent properties which are refreshing and extremely beneficial for tired eyes. It is one of the most effective remedies for dark circles.

The benefits of lemons have been covered previously.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, oils, and minerals why not download my free eBook. It describes all of the “Miracle Ingredients For Homemade Face Masks” and is the cornerstone of all my face masks.

  1. Grate the cucumber – this is a good way of getting the juice out of it
  2. Place the cucumber juice in the fridge for an hour
  3. Add the lemon juice to the cooled cucumber juice
  4. Soak two cotton pads in this mixture and place them on your eyes
  5. Leave them on for 15 minutes

Almond Oil & Lemon Face Mask

Here is one of the natural face masks for dark circles that regularly helps me.

You will need:

  • 1 TBSP almond oil
  • 1 TSP lemon juice

Lemons are packed with vitamins C and B, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins and carbohydrates.

Almond oil contains vitamin E as well as other essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium, and vitamin D. It also has a high level of fat.

  1. Put 1 TBSP of almond oil in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 TSP of lemon juice while stirring
  3. Mix it well
  4. Apply it gently under your eyes using a cotton pad

Apply it every night before bed

Natural ingredients that help dark circles

You don’t have to suffer anymore as I have compiled a set of fantastic face masks to remove stubborn dark circles from under your eyes!

OK, I know that dark circles are not a serious medical problem but I’d prefer they were treated. Not only do they show you are tired but they also make you look old.

So with detailed research, I found the following ingredients are recommended to help remove dark circles:

Potatoes

Even if it might sound incredible, dark circles can be reduced by applying potato slices before sleeping.

Potatoes are quite rich in vitamins and minerals that work wonders for tired skin and wrinkles. This vegetable refreshes and softens the complexion and is great for any type of skin. Cosmetic treatments that contain potato are really efficient in getting rid of wrinkles, dark circles and eyes red with tiredness.

This treatment will definitely be useful in case of having your eyes red and watery from all that time spent on the computer. To improve the appearance of the area around your eyes, clean, wash and then slice a potato.

  • Apply the fresh slices on your eyes and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Then remove them and rinse your eyes with cold water.

For a better result, you can repeat this procedure in the morning and evening. At this rate traces of dark circles and fatigue might disappear even after just one week.

Rosewater

Rosewater has antioxidants properties and it also contains Vitamin C and A. It is used in cosmetic products but also in many treatments as it does a lot of good for the skin.

Rosewater revives tired skin making it more radiant and contributing to the natural glow of any complexion. It is known to be very effective for irritation, redness, and inflammation of eyes.

So if you need to refresh your eye area, soak two disks in a bit of rose water and apply them on your eyes for about 5-10 minutes.

Cucumber juice

Cucumber juice can be extremely useful for the area around your eyes. It has a refreshing effect and you will relax your eyes. Works even to take your stress away.

All you have to do is to soak two disks in a small amount of cucumber juice (just grate the cucumber to get the juice) and let it work for 15 minutes.

Chamomile

Chamomile has numerous great benefits to offer in order to help you relieve your stress and relax easily. You can also drink some chamomile tea before bedtime if your dark circles are caused by stress and fatigue.

Another option is to insert an unused chamomile tea bag in a bit of mineral water and which you can then use to moisten two cotton pads. Apply them on your eyes for 10 minutes.

Fruit and vegetables

Eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid exhausting your eyes late at night by reading or sitting at the computer for too long.

Tea bags

The caffeine within black or green tea bags helps restrict blood flow to the veins under your eyes reducing the appearance of dark circles. Pop a couple of used bags in the refrigerator for 20 mins before placing them on your eyes. Keep them on for 15-20 mins ensuring your eyes are closed.

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We don’t know about you, but one of our biggest insecurities about going makeup-free in public is our dark under-eyes. It seems like no matter how hard we try, and no matter how much money we spend on under-eye creams, we still always wake up in the morning looking like zombies. Seems like such a wrong way to waste money, doesn’t it? When we could be splurging on something else, like lots of good food, instead.

When we stumbled upon Alexandra Potora, beauty blogger, applying her own DIY mix of under-eye cream, we were immediately interested. An eye cream, that might possibly work, for uber cheap? Yes, please! According to Potora, all you would need would be turmeric and buttermilk.

The correct ratio of turmeric to buttermilk should be one to one, which is going to be so easy to remember. Mix the paste well, apply it under your eyes for 15 minutes, and gently wipe it off with a warm washcloth, and you’re done. It almost seems like the dark circles are gone almost immediately, even if they’re really not. And yes, the dark circles are back again the next morning. But for a cheap, almost free, DIY face mask that is also cooling on the skin? Yes, we will do this every morning. Thanks, Alexandra Potora!

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27 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles and Bags Under Eyes

March 18, 2016 • Look Good / Beauty

Reduce any dark circles and under eye bags you’ve accumulated from years of having fun.

Us human beings are imperfect creatures. We know we’d like to get in better shape, but that chocolate cookie looks mighty tasty. We know we have to wake up early, but there’s only one episode left on the Netflix show we’re binging on. We know we should apply sunblock religiously, but we forget to bring the bottle with us to the beach.

That’s life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t form some habits and best practices for mitigating the inevitable effects of a life well-lived. For every late night chatting over drinks, for every day out in the sun and for every bed time we didn’t have the energy to apply eye cream, there are as many tips and tricks we can use to fight signs of aging.

Nobody’s perfect. That’s why we’re here to list 27 different routines that will help reduce any dark circles and under-eye bags you’ve accumulated from years of having fun.

Why Do We Get Eye Circles?

To be honest, even if you’ve spent your life diligently treating your skin as carefully as you possibly can, we’re all going to show signs of aging sooner or later – and that includes under-eye bags and dark circles.

Over time, skin naturally loses collagen and grows thinner, so regardless of what kind of skin you have or what good habits you maintain, veins will inevitably start to show through the thin skin around your eyes. As we already know, exposure to the sun speeds up the process of collagen breaking down, so your best weapon against under-eye circles are disciplined and consistent sunblock application habits from a young age. (Wearing sunglasses while out in the sun helps, too – less squinting = fewer crows feet!)

The best habits, however, can’t change your genes! Genetics are the biggest determinant of what kind of skin we will have and what we’ll look like as we age. Those of us that have inherited fair or thin skin tend to show under circles more easily than others due to the fact that when our blood pools in the capillaries under our eyes, it’s simply more obvious through lighter skin.

Unfortunately, as more and more blood accumulates there, your delicate capillaries begin to stretch and strain under the weight, leading to more leaking and blood pooling – and ultimately even darker under eye circles.

Yet for others, dark under eye circles and under eye bags aren’t caused by either aging, sun bathing or genetics. Sometimes it’s a simple matter of allergies. Year-round allergies like those to dust or mold, or seasonal allergies many of us experience in the spring trigger the release of histamines, which cause an inflammatory response. That means our blood vessels become inflamed and swell – including those under our eyes.

Okay, so That Explains Why I Have Dark Under Eye Circles. but How Do I Get Rid of Under Eye Bags?

Experiment with the following routines to see which one works the most effectively for you. Remember to use patience and consistency when trying out a new routine. Follow the routine every day for 4 to 6 weeks. If after that period of time, you still don’t see the results you want, move on to the next practice and see if that works better for reducing your dark under eye bags and circles.

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Even royalty gets dark under eye circles. (Kate, you’ll always be beautiful!)

The Best Routines for Getting Rid of Dark Circles and Under Eye Bags

1. Cold Compress

In the morning or evening – or better yet, in the morning AND the evening – apply a cold compress for about 10 minutes. If you have a mask you can keep in your fridge and pull out twice a day, that’s the easiest way to try this dark circle reducing method. Just make sure to keep it clean and give it a good soapy scrub a few times a week!

2. Cucumbers

We’ve all seen cucumbers used as cold compresses on television and in films – but do they really work?

In fact, cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, so you can use cucumber slices to fix raccoon eyes naturally.

To try this method twice a day, chop a fresh cucumber into thick slices and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then, leave the slices on your eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse your eye area with warm (but not hot) water after using.

3. Cucumber Juice + Lemon Juice

If cucumber slices don’t work for you, try mixing equal parts cucumber and lemon juice and then use a cotton ball to apply to your under-eye circles. (DO NOT get lemon juice in your eye!) Leave the solution on your skin for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

4. Rose Water

Rose water doesn’t just smell fantastic – it can also soothe and rejuvenate tired skin. Like cucumber, it’s a mild astringent, so it can work as a skin toner. Just soak cotton makeup remover pads in rose water for a few minutes, and then let the soaked makeup pads sit on your CLOSED eyelids. Leave them for about 15 minutes twice daily.

5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in lycopene, a substance that’s excellent for your cardiovascular health, vision and your skin. Lycopene can help create softer, more supple skin, as well as decrease the appearance of dark under eye circles.

To gain the medical benefits of the lycopene found in tomatoes, mix equal parts tomato juice with lemon juice and then use a cotton ball or makeup remover pad to apply it to your under eye area. (Again, PLEASE do not get lemon juice in your eyes.) Leave the solution for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water, twice daily.

A tasty concoction of tomato juice, lemon juice and mint leaves to drink daily will also help improve your overall health as well as your skin.

6. Cold tea bags

If you don’t have a cold compress or mask to use, substitute with tea bags. Many teas like green tea have the added benefit of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe strained capillaries in your under eye area.

To use cold tea bags as a compress, soak a tea bag in clean water and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, place the tea bags on your eyes. Leave for 10 minutes or so twice daily before removing and rinsing the area with warm water.

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7. Potatoes

Potatoes are a surprising source of lots of vitamin C, which among other things is great for the synthesis of collagen to promote healthier, younger-looking skin.

To harness the power of vitamin C to treat your under eye bags, grate some potatoes. Extract the juice from the potato and soak some cotton makeup remover pads in the juice. Place the pads on your eyes for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

8. Cold Milk

Dairy products like milk are a great source of vitamin A, which contains retinoids that are great for keeping skin looking bright and young.

To gain the benefits of milk’s vitamin A, soak a cotton makeup remover pad in a bowl of cold milk for a while. Use the pad to apply the milk to your under eye bags and let it sit for about 10 minutes, twice daily. Rinse with warm water.

9. Orange Juice

Since orange juice is high in both vitamin A and C content, it can help remove dark circles from under your eyes. Add a few drops of glycerin to orange juice and then soak a cotton makeup remover pad to apply to your under-eye skin. You’ll reap the benefits of orange’s vitamins as well as the natural glow glycerin gives to your skin.

10. Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E helps fight the effect of free radicals that cause signs of aging like wrinkles. Before bed at night, apply a drop of oil (a little goes a long way) to your dark under eye circles, gently massaging it into the skin. Leave this on your skin overnight and in the morning, rinse with warm water.

11. Coconut Oil

As a powerful natural and gentle anti-inflammatory, coconut oil is an effective method for lightening dark under eye circles.

It also moisturizes while it lightens to help prevent wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes. Use coconut oil like vitamin E oil: rub it into your under eye area, leave it on overnight and then rinse it off in the morning.

12. Turmeric

As yet another powerful, natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, turmeric minimizes dark circles. Mix some turmeric powder with pineapple juice to create a thick paste. Apply this mixture to your under eye circles and leave for about 10 minutes before using a soft, warm and damp cloth to gently remove the paste. Practice this routine once a day.

13. Eat More Dark Chocolate

Here’s your excuse to indulge: Flavonol-rich foods like dark chocolate protect against the harmful effects of UV radiation, thereby slowing down the aging process caused by too much time in the sun – a delightful little fact after hearing for so long that chocolate is bad for our skin!

14. Eat More Salmon

Omega 3’s can be found in foods like salmon and walnuts. These fatty acids improve blood flow to the skin, moving blood out and away from your eyes instead of allowing it to pool there and cause dark under eye circles.

15. Curb Salt Consumption + Drink More Water

If you remember studying osmosis in high school biology, then you’ll recall that water in your body moves from places with the most water to those with the least. The parts of your body that are low in sodium (salt) contain more water, while the parts of your body with more sodium contain less water.

When your body doesn’t have enough water but too much salt, you can look and feel puffy and bloated. The skin around your eyes is especially thin and vulnerable to dehydration. When you eat a salty meal but don’t drink enough water, your body will literally “look” dehydrated – i.e., red, puffy eyes. So if you plan to enjoy a salty meal, counter the effects with plenty of water.

16. Curb Your Alcohol Consumption

Salt is bad but nothing dehydrates you like alcohol. Remember your last hangover? That’s why your eyes look red and puffy the morning after. Whenever possible, keep yourself to a two-drink maximum, drink plenty of water before you go to bed, and apply a night cream or heavy moisturizer around your eyes after a night out.

17. Eye Massager

Regular eye massage promotes blood flow to the under eye area and helps prevent blood from pooling in the capillaries under the eyes. FOREO’s IRIS is a spa-quality eye massager that you can use yourself at home. First, apply your favorite eye cream or serum. Turn on the IRIS and adjust to your desired intensity.

Next, move the IRIS from the inner corner to outer corner of the eye for 30 seconds (insider tip: make sure the button side is facing towards you).

80% of users who tried this routine experienced firmer and more elastic eye contours, and 84% of users saw increased product absorption.

Compared to those who applied eye cream or serum by hand:

  • The IRIS is twice as effective at reducing under-eye bags
  • 70% more effective at reducing dark under eye circles
  • 43% more effective at reducing wrinkle surface area
  • and 51% more effective at firming the skin under the eyes

Visit FOREO to learn more about the IRIS.

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18. Get 8 hours of sleep

Nothing keeps under eye bags away like a full 8 hours’ of sleep. Get a good night’s rest – every night – and enjoy reduced under eye circles.

19. Sleep on your back

Since sleeping on your side or stomach allows gravity to work its magic, meaning fluid can collect under your eyes, try sleeping on your back with an extra pillow under your head.

20. Exercise + Meditation

Regular exercise enhances circulation, bringing blood flow to the skin to transform an aging, dull complexion into brighter, younger-looking skin – including the sensitive skin around your eyes. Moreover, the daily release of endorphins into your bloodstream keeps away depression and anxiety, keeping you happier, calmer and more balanced.

Meditation – whether it’s a mindfulness exercise after a yoga practice or the peace of mind you find on a long, quiet run or swim – also keeps stress (and the wrinkles and fine lines caused by stress) at bay.

21. Allergy Medicines

If your dark circles are at least in part due to allergies, taking antihistamines regularly can help reduce under eye bags and puffiness. Furthermore, allergies can also cause itchy eyes – and rubbing your eyes only makes under eye circles worse.

22. Apply Moisturizers Twice Daily

Don’t forget the most fundamental good habit – apply moisturizer twice daily. Use a lighter moisturizer for daytime with an SPF, and be sure to use a heavier moisturizer and eye cream before going to bed every night.

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23. Use Retinoid Eye Cream

Many love to use retinoid eye creams, but it’s not for every skin type. Use sparingly – no more than twice a week – otherwise you risk causing red, flaky, dry skin.

24. Remove Makeup Correctly

Do not go to sleep with your makeup still on or rub your mascara and eyeliner off. Use a professional makeup removing solution – only a few dollars at your local drugstore or Sephora – to blot, not rub.

25. Wash Your Face Correctly

Wash with warm – not hot – water. Water that’s too hot acts as an inflammatory agent and will only make your eyes redder and puffier.

26. Use a Prescription-Strength Skin Brightener

If natural vitamins and skin brighteners don’t work, visit your dermatologist. She can prescribe a cream with hydroquinone, but be aware that prescription-strength skin brightener can cause irritation, so discontinue use if you notice any.

27. Professional Laser Treatment

If all else fails, you could try the most expensive option: professional laser treatment. A doctor can use lasers to reduce bluish and red discoloration under the eyes. Vascular lasers, as they’re known, work by constricting visible blood vessels, thus reducing the appearance of dark under eye circles.

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  3. Kiel Taylor says:

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  4. Alexa says:

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  9. Lisa Hill says:

    Here is the great advice to get rid of dark circles. I applied tomato juice to treat dull area of under eyes and this is such ingredient which works wonders for it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Nicole says:

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  13. Ashley Johnson says:

    I liked that you explained that there are many ways to prevent wrinkles around your eyes, but one way is by using a retinoid cream. I would imagine that it would be frustrating to start seeing wrinkles form around your eyes as you age. I will consider using an eye cream to minimize wrinkles starting at an young age.

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  15. Amy Winters says:

    Thank you for pointing out that cucumbers have skin lighting and astringent properties, so they can be used to fix dark circles under your eyes naturally. With having a little one, I hardly get any sleep. It’s good to know that there are natural ways to help the dark circles under my eyes.

  16. Marie Vega says:

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  19. Emma says:

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  21. Rabiya says:

    Hy! I am 22 and I have dark circles because I use PC and cell very much. I want to get rid of my dark circles so I think I’ll try the tomato + lemon remedy. I hope it goes well. I’m a teacher by profession. Can you you suggest me a better remedy than the one I have mentioned.

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  24. amy says:

    Oh my god, this is such an insightful and detailed blog on dark circles treatment. i have never been across such blog before where these many treatments are being shared. Thanks for sharing such detailed information. I just knew about cucumbers, cold compress, tea bags, proper sleep and rest and essential oil treatment. I am going to try the other methods that you have shared for sure. Thank you once again for such an interesting post.

  25. Renee says:

    will be trying turmeric powder and pineapple juice tonight luckily I have both items on hand!!

    • FOREO says:

      Let us know the results! 🙂

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  31. Alexandra Cuthbert says:

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  32. SuQea says:

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  33. dr ahmed elsobky says:

    I tried the vitamin E let me say it truely works, it diminish my under eyes bags , was I Excited. Thank you so much for your ways to make the eyes looking Healthy…

  34. M.Houston says:

    Thank you ever so much for posting this invaluable resource !!! I have always been plagued with under eye dark circles from early on and consistently throughout the years. URGH !!! Although much “blame” certainly goes to my genetics, there are several other reasons why I am always prone to the curse of under eye dark circles. Nevertheless, I am SO thrilled to have come across this absolute GEM of solutions to keep the “raccoon eyes” at bay !!! I am a HUGE fan of the tried, proven, and true “old school home remedies”, especially since more often than not, these tend to prove equally, if not more effective, than most in the deluge of costly products which “promise” and “claim” to be the BEST choice for sustained and “eternal” BEAUTY. In the spirit of COMMON SENSE and practicality, WHY pay for expensive products when there are so many other monetarily sensible alternatives, which quite often will prove just as effective and/or better viable solutions? Much appreciated and thankful for your sharing this post !!! I will certainly pass this along whenever, wherever, and to whomever may benefit from this. I cannot wait to try ’em.

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  36. Glam crazze says:

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  37. Celine long says:

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The DIY Turmeric Mask Jourdan Dunn Uses to Reduce Acne and Dark Circles

Photo: David M. Benett / Getty Images

If you’ve ever wondered how Jourdan Dunn scores that unreal glow, you’re in luck. The supermodel shared a recipe for a turmeric face mask on Instagram that’s made up of four ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. (Related: 20 DIY Beauty Products to Get Pampered On Less)

Image zoom Photo: @jourdandunn / Instagram

To make the mask, Dunn mixed yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and turmeric. (Here’s how to make the best DIY face mask for your skin type.)

Image zoom Photo: @jourdandunn / Instagram

For four ingredients, the mask has an impressive list of perks. Dunn wrote that combo helps keep acne at bay, brighten dark spots, and fight cell damage-and her claims check out with Toral Patel, M.D., a dermatologist practicing in Chicago.

“Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory ingredient and can be used to brighten skin because of its yellow tint,” says Dr. Patel. Yogurt and honey both account for the mask’s anti-acne benefits since yogurt contains probiotics and honey is a natural antibacterial. The honey and lemon juice also have antioxidants that help fight cell damage.

Image zoom Photo: @jourdandunn / Instagram

Don’t just wing the recipe (Dunn didn’t provide measurements). Using too much lemon juice can damage skin because of its acidity, and overdoing the turmeric can make your skin yellow, Dr. Patel says. “Always start low and then increase,” she says.

You should also avoid whole-milk yogurt if you have oily skin. Dr. Patel suggests using roughly 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/8 teaspoon turmeric, a slight squeeze of lemon, and a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mask once a week.

  • By Renee Cherry @reneejcherry

Get your glow on! Easy turmeric facemask

Want clear, glowing skin? This simple facemask can help soothe and calm your complexion

This moisturising and soothing homemade mask contains the traditional curry spice turmeric.

Turmeric has played a role in Indian beauty treatments for centuries thanks to its main active ingredient – curcumin.

Handpicked content: Six top uses for turmeric

What does curcumin do?

A powerful antioxidant, curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may be able to heal wounds faster and calm skin. It is also anti-bacterial, helping to fight infection.1,2,3

The facemask contains honey too, which has moisturising and healing properties. To get the right consistency in your mixture, make sure you use set honey rather than runny.

The final ingredient, lemons, are rich in vitamin C which helps the skin form collagen. It can also fight the appearance of ageing skin.4,5

Handpicked content: 3 surprising reasons you really need vitamin C

Lemon and turmeric face mask

Makes 1 mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp set honey *
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • ¼ tsp turmeric *

* Available at Holland & Barrett

Method

Step 1.
Turmeric can irritate the skin so if yours is sensitive, try a patch test at least 24 hours before use. If you are allergic to turmeric in food, don’t try this mask.

Step 2.
Mix the honey, lemon juice and turmeric in a bowl until they are combined.

Step 3.
Use a hairband to push hair away from your face, and wrap a towel around your shoulders as the mask may drip.

Step 4.
Using clean fingers, apply the mask to your face and neck.

Step 5.
Leave it on for up to 10 minutes. After a few minutes, you may feel your skin tighten a little.

Step 6.
Remove the mask using damp cotton wool, a facecloth or flannel. Rinse your face with tepid water.

Turmeric can temporarily stain the skin, so don’t leave it on longer than recommended. Cotton wool soaked in olive oil will remove any residue.6

Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.

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Turmeric Face Mask: The Secret To Glowing, Radiant Skin

All-natural facial masks are not a new phenomenon. Turmeric face masks, however, are a recent addition to the cast and are taking the beauty world by storm! Skin care experts can’t stop raving about them. And we totally agree—the right turmeric face mask can provide serious benefits for your skin.

In this post, the beauty experts at SiO will explain the health benefits of turmeric. Then, we’ll show you exactly how to make five fabulous turmeric face masks that will leave your skin as bright and radiant as a summertime sunset.

The Incredible Health Benefits Of Turmeric

OK, first things first: what in the name of glowing skin is turmeric? It looks like someone threw a dried pumpkin rind into a food processor. But in reality, it’s a spice made from a plant in the same family as ginger. If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’d probably recognize the scent and flavor of turmeric from some of your favorite curries.

Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for literally thousands of years. It gains most of its healing powers from its concentration of curcumin, a super powerful antioxidant. Research has shown that curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps to slow the effects of aging.

While curcumin goes a long way in the fight against aging, medical-grade silicone does even more. And that’s exactly what SiO Beauty patches are made from! (More later on how SiO Beauty patches can transform your skin overnight.)

5 Fabulous Turmeric Face Mask Recipes

One important thing to know before getting started with your face mask is that turmeric can stain just about everything it comes into contact with. This includes your clothes. So if you’re getting ready to make one of these turmeric face masks, be sure you’re wearing clothes you don’t mind having orange stains on for the rest of time.

Turmeric face masks may also leave a slight yellow-orange tint on your skin, even after you’ve rinsed off the mask. This is nothing to worry about—a thorough cleansing and a little time will get rid of the discoloration—but it’s worth keeping in mind. So, in other words, you don’t want to try a turmeric face mask right before your big date or some other special occasion.

All of the turmeric face mask recipes we’ve listed below follow the same simple process. Here are the steps:

  1. Combine the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Stir until the ingredients are completely mixed.
  3. Apply the mask to your face using a soft brush. (An old makeup brush will work just fine!)
  4. Relax and let the mask sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask off with warm water.
  6. Admire your skin in the mirror for as long as your heart desires!

Now for the main event! Here are five fabulous turmeric face masks that will give you that je ne sais quoi we’re all searching for.

1) Milk, Honey, and Turmeric Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of honey
  • ½ tablespoon of whole milk

Milk, honey, and turmeric face masks are great for clearing up pimples and acne. The lactic acid in the milk contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which clear away dead skin cells. At the same time, honey is an antioxidant that helps get rid of the free radicals that cause flare-ups and break-outs. The result of this mask is clearer, smoother skin with a more even tone.

2) Yogurt and Turmeric Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Greek yogurt is so wonderful in so many ways. We’re in love with it! Since yogurt is also a dairy product, it has lactic acid just like milk. In addition to the awesome benefits of the AHAs, yogurt moisturizes and hydrates your skin. Use the yogurt and turmeric face mask when your skin is feeling a bit dry.

3) Banana and Turmeric Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of mashed banana (about ¼ of a banana)
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

This banana and turmeric face mask provides tons of much-needed vitamins and minerals to your skin cells. These nutrients work wonders for your skin because they help repair your skin cells and remove havoc-wreaking toxins. Banana-based masks are also known to reduce redness and boost moisture.

4) Lemon Juice and Turmeric Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which acts as a natural exfoliator. There are lots of different exfoliating face masks you can make at home, but those with lemon juice are special. Unlike most exfoliators, the citric acid gently clears away dead skin. Other exfoliating products require physically scrubbing your body to remove dead cells, which can damage your delicate skin.

Lemon juice and turmeric face masks are great if you have oily skin or if dead skin is building up on your face.

5) Olive Oil and Turmeric Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

This olive oil and turmeric face mask is perfect for all skin types. Olive oil is one of nature’s finest natural moisturizers and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a little more moisture in their skin? If you prefer, you can swap out the olive oil for a liquid coconut oil, and the mask will still be super effective.

Additional Tips

We have just a few more tips to help you achieve gorgeous, glamorous skin.

First of all, be creative! You can definitely mix-and-match some of the ingredients in these masks. For instance, a splash of lemon juice goes well with pretty much any turmeric face mask. The same is true of yogurt. When making DIY facial masks, adding new ingredients and creating your own recipes is totally encouraged!

Second, make sure to get the consistency right. Your turmeric face mask should have the consistency of a gravy or a cheese sauce. If your mask seems too thin, you can add a little extra turmeric or even a bit of flour to thicken it up. If the mixed ingredients seem too thick, try dropping in a little yogurt or lemon juice.

Third, don’t be afraid to try some other facial masks! Turmeric face masks are incredible, but there are other all-natural ingredients you can use to make DIY face masks:

  • Cucumbers
  • Oatmeal
  • Avocado
  • Papaya
  • Aloe Vera

Pretty terrific, huh? Mother nature never ceases to amaze.

SiO Beauty Patches

Now we’re going to let you in on a little secret: SiO Beauty patches are an affordable, at-home skin treatment that allows you to wake up every morning to gorgeous skin with fewer wrinkles. They’re made from medical-grade silicone that creates a hydrating microclimate on the surface of your skin.

This unique healing environment smooths and plumps your skin while you sleep. If you want science-backed products that will provide real results, SiO Beauty patches are the treatment you’ve been searching for!

SiO Beauty patches are so easy to use that it’s almost hard to believe how effective they are. All you need to do is apply the patches to your brow, neck, and décolleté, as well as your eyes and mouth, right after you’ve cleansed your face at night.

Then just get a good night’s rest and wake up to skin that is visibly plumper and smoother, with fewer wrinkles and creases. SiO Beauty patches are the ultimate at-home treatment for keeping your skin glowing and glamorous!

Turmeric Face Masks And SiO Beauty: The Secret Duo For Glowing, Radiant Skin

We really can’t stress the benefits of turmeric enough! Here at SiO Beauty, we love skin treatments that are both natural and effective, so of course, we’re infatuated with turmeric. It removes toxins, evens your skin tone, clears up blemishes, and fights the effects of aging. What more could we possibly ask for?

Well, maybe one thing. And that’s SiO Beauty patches. While turmeric face masks are great once or twice a week, SiO Beauty patches are part of a nightly skin care routine that will help you keep your skin dewy and radiant.

7 Ways To Make Your Own Yogurt Face Mask At Home

Most of us grew up knowing about the nutritional benefits of yogurt. You’ve probably even incorporated it into your diet through smoothies or fruit-laden afternoon snacks. And that’s great, but did you know yogurt can also be applied topically as part of a skin care routine to help you find the youthful skin you’ve been searching for? It’s true!

In this article, SiO Beauty’s skin care experts will tell you all about what makes yogurt so good for your skin. They’ve even put together seven yogurt face mask recipes to help improve the health of your skin…regardless of your skin type. Best of all, they’ll show you a simple-yet-effective way to smooth and plump your skin, encourage collagen growth, and heal and prevent wrinkles while you sleep.

First, though, let’s focus on yogurt and see why it can be so great for your skin.

What Makes Yogurt So Great?

Simply put, it’s packed full of vitamins and minerals like:

  • B12
  • B2
  • B5
  • Calcium
  • Lactic acid
  • Zinc
  • Alpha hydroxy acids

When you eat yogurt, those vitamins and minerals are digested and used by your body to stay healthy. But your skin is often the last stop on the vitamins’ trip through your body. That means that your skin gets just a little bit of the leftovers.

The neat thing about yogurt, and the vitamins and minerals it contains, is that everything is water soluble. “Water what?!” you ask. Water soluble. That means the ingredients are dissolved in water (the whey), and are, therefore, absorbed by your skin from the outside. That’s pretty cool! By applying yogurt directly to your skin, you bypass the whole digestion and distribution process and put the vitamins and minerals where you need them most.

Now that you know why yogurt is so good, we’re sure you’re wondering, “How can I use it to get great skin?” Here are seven face mask recipes that the experts at SiO Beauty have put together to help you harness the healing power of yogurt.

1) Strawberry & Yogurt Face Masks

Strawberry & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Brightening and lightening skin
  • Fighting acne
  • Removing bacteria from your skin
  • Moisturizing

Strawberry & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • Honey

Strawberry & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mash 2 ripe strawberries with a fork.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon honey and mix well.
  3. Measure out 1 teaspoon yogurt and stir it into the strawberries and honey.

How To Apply A Strawberry & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Apply a thick layer of the mask.
  3. Let the mixture dry on your face for fifteen minutes.
  4. Gently remove the mask using lukewarm water.
  5. Splash cool water on your face to close your pores.
  6. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

2) Avocado & Yogurt Face Masks

Avocado & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Nourishing
  • Moisturizing
  • Hydrating
  • Lubricating

Avocado & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado

Avocado & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon yogurt.
  3. Mash ¼ of an avocado with the back of a fork and then add to the bowl.
  4. Mix well until the ingredients form a paste.

How To Apply An Avocado & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Spread the mask on the skin of your face, neck, and décolleté.
  3. Leave it to settle into your skin for fifteen minutes.
  4. Remove the mask by wetting your face with lukewarm water and gently scrubbing it away with circular movements of your fingers.
  5. When the mask is all gone, rinse again with cool water.
  6. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

3) Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Masks

Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Softening your skin
  • Preventing free radical damage
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Exfoliating
  • Nourishing
  • Removing oil and dirt from deep inside your pores

Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Oatmeal

Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Measure 1 teaspoon of yogurt into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal.
  3. Mix and let sit for two minutes so the oatmeal can absorb the yogurt.
  4. Stir in 1 teaspoon honey. Make sure the honey is evenly spread throughout the mixture.

How To Apply An Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Apply a thick coat of the blend to your face, neck, and chest.
  3. Relax for fifteen minutes and let the mask dry.
  4. After fifteen minutes, wash off the mask using lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  5. Gently scrub in circles to remove all the sticky honey.
  6. Rinse your skin one more time with cool water to tighten pores
  7. Pat dry with a soft, clean towel.

4) Rose & Yogurt Face Masks

Rose & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Fighting acne
  • Removing oil and dirt
  • Balancing skin’s pH
  • Toning skin
  • Hydrating and moisturizing skin

Rose & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Rosewater
  • Rose petals (optional)

Rose & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Crush six or seven rose petals in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons rosewater and let sit for two minutes so the water can pull all the healthy vitamins and minerals from the rose petals.
  3. Measure in 1 tablespoon yogurt.
  4. Mix well and let the ingredients sit for two minutes.
  5. Pour in 1 teaspoon honey.
  6. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  7. You can either leave the petals in the mixture or remove them. Most of the nutrients have been removed, so they’re just for decoration at this point.

How To Apply A Rose & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it to dry for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water followed by cool water to close your pores.
  4. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel to finish the process.

5) Green Tea & Yogurt Face Masks

Green Tea & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Reducing redness
  • Hydrating dry skin
  • Keeping skin healthy during cold winter months
  • Toning
  • Exfoliating

Green Tea & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Oatmeal
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey
  • Green tea (strongly brewed)

Green Tea & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Pour 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Measure in 1 ½ tablespoons of dry oatmeal into the bowl.
  3. Stir so the vinegar coats all the oatmeal.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons yogurt.
  5. Mix well and let sit for two minutes.
  6. Drizzle in 1 teaspoon honey and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Pour in 3 tablespoons strongly-brewed green tea.
  8. Stir vigorously until the ingredients form a paste.

How To Apply A Green Tea & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. With clean fingers, apply the paste to the skin of your face, neck, and décolleté.
  3. Wait for fifteen minutes to let the mask harden and do its work.
  4. Remove the mask with lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  5. Finish the process by splashing cool water on your skin to close pores.
  6. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.

6) Cucumber & Yogurt Face Masks

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation
  • Reducing redness and irritation
  • Shrinking dilated blood vessels (the cause of puffy skin)
  • Tightening pores

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Cucumber
  • Yogurt

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Place ½ of a cucumber in a food processor or blender. If you don’t have one of these appliances, you can peel the cucumber and mash it with a fork.
  2. Transfer the cucumber pulp to a mixing bowl and add 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  3. Mix well until the cucumber is evenly distributed.

How To Apply A Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Spread a thick, even layer of the concoction onto your skin and let it dry for fifteen minutes.
  3. Remove the mask with lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  4. Finish the process by splashing cool water on your skin to close pores.
  5. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.

7) Turmeric & Yogurt Face Masks

Turmeric & Yogurt Face Mask Uses:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Healing acne
  • Fighting free radicals in your skin
  • Regenerating skin cells
  • Slowing the aging process
  • Boosting immunity within the skin

Turmeric & Yogurt Face Mask Ingredients:

  • Yogurt
  • Turmeric powder

Turmeric & Yogurt Face Mask Recipe:

  1. Measure 2 tablespoons of yogurt into a bowl.
  2. Stir in 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and mix well.

How To Apply A Turmeric & Yogurt Face Mask:

  1. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  2. Massage the mixture into your skin using small circular movements, and then relax for fifteen minutes.
  3. Rinse your skin, first with lukewarm water, then with cool water.
  4. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

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5 Super Effective Yogurt Face Masks for Acne

When it comes to the best natural remedies for acne, yogurt should top the chart. Being a super food with excellent antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, it can kill existing acne as well as stop further breakouts successfully. It is also packed with vital vitamins and minerals, which improve the health of the skin and beautify it immensely. Here are 5 best yogurt face masks that would help you combat can efficiently:

1. Yogurt, Honey and Lemon Mask for Acne

Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Pure, raw honey – 1 tablespoon (organic preferred)
  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh milk – 2 tablespoons (optional)
  • Tea tree or lavender essential oil – 2 to 3 drops (optional)

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them thoroughly by whisking a little bit. Apply the smooth creamy mixture onto your skin and wait until dries. Then, rinse off with lukewarm water. It will not only give you fewer breakouts but also make your skin glowing.

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2. Yogurt, Banana and Acacia Honey Mask for Acne

Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Banana – 1 small (peeled and pureed)
  • Acacia honey – 1 tablespoon

Method:

Take all three ingredients in a small bowl and mix well by a spoon to come up with a smooth blend of medium consistency. Make sure that it does not form lumps. Apply all over your face and wait for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, wash off with lukewarm water. This is an extremely nourishing mask, which has great anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, you get healthy, acne-free skin easily.

3. Yogurt, Honey and Oatmeal Mask for Acne

Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Pure, raw honey – 1 tablespoon (organic preferred)
  • Oatmeal – 1 tablespoon (coarsely ground)

Method:

Place everything in a bowl and combine thoroughly. It should form an uneven mixture of medium consistency. Apply the entire facial skin with it and massage for a couple of minutes. Use only your fingertips and move them gently in circular motion. Then, let the coat dry. After, 15 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water. The oats present in the mask will work as a great exfoliating agent. It will deep cleanse the skin and keep it acne-free.

4. Yogurt, Strawberry and Carrot Mask for Acne

Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Strawberry – 2 tablespoons (mashed)
  • Carrot – 2 tablespoons (steamed and mashed)
  • Clay powder – 1 tablespoon (optional, only for oily skin)

Method:

Take all the ingredients in a small bowl. Prepare a smooth, thick mixture by blending them thoroughly. Apply all over your face and wait for at least 30 minutes. Once it dries, wash off with lukewarm water. This fruity yogurt mask will add lots of vitamins to your skin cells and keep the pores them from excess oil and dirt, thereby preventing breakouts.

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5. Greek Yogurt Mask for Acne

Ingredients:

  • Plain Greek yogurt – 4 tablespoons (cold preferred)
  • Probiotic Capsule – 1

Method:

Take the Greek yogurt in a bowl. Add the content of the probiotic capsule to it. Mix well. Now, apply this mixture all over you face with a small cotton swab. After 10 to 15 minutes, rinse the mask away with lukewarm water. Greek yogurt is full of fat as well as lactose enzymes, which cleanses the skin and nourish it from within. Conversely, probiotic plays a key role in rejuvenating it. As a result, you get a squeaky clean skin with least acne.

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Let’s explore the top 5 yogurt face mask recipes for acne cure and control!

Yogurt and honey might be a great quick-fix for a simple breakfast before work/school but how about saving some of that breakfast for your face?!

Yogurt face masks are getting more and more popular in today’s world where people want to be beautiful naturally. Don’t be surprised that this multi-vitamin super food has been used since ancient times to achieve radiant skin! Ancient Ayurveda beauty texts talk about using yogurt/ curd for supple skin and some sources say Cleopatra got her gorgeous skin from sour milk baths.

What Makes Yogurt Great for Skin?

Rich in skin-friendly nutrients such as b-vitamins, calcium, lactic acid and zinc, yogurt is just an amazing beauty ingredient you must start using in your face masks. Let’s check out the nutrients in yogurt for skin:

  • Lactic acid– This is a type of AHA that helps exfoliate skin by dissolving dead cells thereby keeping skin clean.
  • Calcium– The top most layer of skin is made up of vital nutrients and one of them is calcium. If your body lacks calcium, your skin will tend to be dry, flaky and scaly.
  • Zinc– Famous acne-fighting mineral infused in most acne products. When used topically, zinc is effective in treating acne, especially inflammatory acne. Zinc helps acne by destroying and inhibiting the development of acne bacteria such as Propionibacterium acnes.
  • B-Vitamins– Hydrate and moisturize dry skin. Combats free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy skin cells thereby damaging them. Slows down the aging process of skin. Promotes radiant and supple skin.

Note: Remember to use plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt with live cultures in your yogurt face mask. Also, using low-fat yogurt is less effective so remember to purchase the regular yogurt. Other varieties will cause irritation of skin and aggravate acne.

Yogurt Face Mask Recipes for Acne Cure & Control

1. Lemon Yogurt Face Mask


Did you know that yogurt contains useful probiotic bacteria that can kill off acne causing germs? Coupled with lemon, this yogurt lemon face mask will help clear your face as well as soothe inflamed acne.

Lemon is a natural astringent which will tone an oily pimply face and it also contains citric acid which help lighten already existing acne scars. Lemon juice also removes excess sebum/oils clogged deep within your skin pores, hence preventing more acne.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions
First cleanse your face with water and a mild soap to remove any traces of makeup and dirt. Next, combine the above ingredients in a small bowl. Using your clean finger tips, slather the mixture onto your face in a gentle circular motion. Wait for 10 minutes or until all of the mask has dried. Rinse your face with cool water. Pat dry with a soft towel. Apply a drop of olive oil to moisturize if your face feels a bit dry and stiff.

2. Honey Yogurt Face Mask


Eating yogurt is almost as good as applying it on your face. Yogurt contains lactic acid which not only kills acne but also maintains the skin’s natural pH balance, thereby keeping more acne away.

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it locks moisture into your skin cells. Honey also contains antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that fights off acne germs as well as heals wounds from popped zits. We all have got such wounds when we simply can’t resist popping those pesky pimples! Honey also has skin lightening properties which fades out acne scars and dark marks. If you’ve got red angry acne, honey is your saver! It contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothes inflamed and painful acne.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (get it here)

Directions
Start with a clean dry face. Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture onto your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with tepid water. The face mask can be sticky so use it over your kitchen/bathroom sink. Lightly pat your skin dry with a towel. Do not wipe as wiping can aggravate inflamed acne.

3. Egg White Yogurt Face Mask
Yogurt’s antibacterial properties helps eliminate acne germs. Yogurt also has soothing properties for inflamed acne and leaves your face soft and smooth.

Egg white is for those who want to control excess oily skin – which includes acneic skin. Egg white shrinks large pores, which is really effective in regulating the amount of sebum pouring out of skin pores. This checks excess sebum, hence preventing more acne. Egg white also tightens skin and for some people, it has helped reduce their inflamed acne and prevents re-infection.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Directions
Crack your egg, separate the egg white and get only 1 tablespoon of it to prevent any leftover face mask mixture. Combine the yogurt and egg white in a small bowl. Make sure not to get any egg yolk into your face mask mixture. Apply it on your face using your fingers or a face mask brush and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse off the mask after it dries up. Pat dry.

4. Oatmeal Yogurt Face Mask
The lactic acid in yogurt has amazing properties that not only clear acne but also improve your skin tone and complexion. Lactic acid gently exfoliates your skin through scouring off dead cells on your face. This really helps for people with peeling acne or acne with dry skin. Don’t be grossed out, this is actually a skin type that affects many teens out there.

Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliant, perfect for exfoliating acne skin. It’s gentle abrasive nature helps scrub off excess dead cells and sebum which may block pores and create acne. Oatmeal also soothes skin!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon colloidal oatmeal

Directions
Whip up the above ingredients in a small bowl. Gently slather the goodness all over your face and wait for 10 minutes. When the time is up, don’t tug on the hard mask but use warm water to loosen it and finally rinse with cool water. Pat dry with a clean towel.

5. Yogurt & Baking Soda Face Mask
Yogurt and baking soda is also another great face mask effective in checking acne and pimples. The yogurt in this mask will not only help control acne but will also check the grittiness of the baking soda, making it gentler for your acne.

Baking soda is effective in acne treatment because it can regulate the skin’s natural pH balance. It regulates skin’s pH balance which leads to acne formation. Baking soda is also an exfoliant which has a mild abrasive nature. It scrubs off grime, excess oils and dead cells clogged deep within skin pores. Eliminating this dirt keeps more acne away.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (get it here)

Directions
Mix the above ingredients until you form a paste. Apply the mixture onto your face and let it work for 10 minutes. Please use only a little baking soda to prevent irritation. If it does sting your face badly, immediately wash off. Rinse off your face with cool water and pat dry. Notice the difference in your acne!

Take Care

Please remember to use a test patch of any face mask ingredient on your inner elbow or wrist. Some people may be allergic to some of the ingredients and may experience breakouts. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in any of the face masks above, do not apply them onto your face.

♥ Try out any of the yogurt face masks and come tell me how it helped your skin! ♥

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