Thursday, December 19, 2013

Indian Facial Mask: Turmeric Mask

Although there are tons of recipes for this mask available on Youtube and Google, I thought I would put my version of it out there on the Internet too :-) (because, why not?)

This is not plagiarism, since this mask is something that all of us from India were subjected to, growing up. This is an old Indian kitchen beauty secret/treatment. One among thousands. You can Google the benefits of turmeric and the other ingredients used in this mask. Listed below is my recipe. I use it as and when possible (I have too many packaged ones to finish first)


  • 1 tbsp. Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Organic Turmeric
  • 1 spoon Raw Organic Manuka Honey
  • [Whole Milk] or [Organic Yogurt + Freshly squeezed Lime juice] ... don't use lime juice and milk together since lime will turn/spoil the milk

Mix and make a smooth paste. Apply to a freshly washed face. Let it dry for 30 mins. or more. Wash with lukewarm water (no soap). Be gentle. Moisturize.

If you made this in excess, store in the fridge (not for more than 3 days)

If you have a lighter complexion (lighter than MAC NC35) this mask will stain your face with a yellow tint, but it does fade in a few hours (use high quality turmeric please)

If you try this, please let me know how this worked out for you. Thanks!


  1. Love this stuff, I make it the same way except without the honey cause honey and I don't seem to mix sadly, or I've just used the wrong kind lol nice tip about the staining too. I was terrified the first time I used it but it didn't stain thank goodness. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I know exactly what you mean, honey and I generally don't get along too well either but somehow Manuka Honey is working ok so far. I'm glad you liked this. Thanks for reading :)