Easy DIY Turmeric Face Mask Recipe

Luisa Louis
by Luisa Louis
11 Materials
15 Minutes

Hi everyone! In this tutorial I will share a fun turmeric face mask DIY.

To be honest, I did not expect to look like Shrek when I made this mask, but I have to say it does a great job clearing up acne and acne scars.

Follow along while I show you how to make this turmeric face mask, and explain the benefits of the ingredients used.

Disclaimer: When applied to the skin, turmeric can sometimes cause temporary staining, so please proceed with caution! You may wish to use slightly less turmeric than the recipe recommends.

Tools and materials: 

  • Measuring cup
  • Glass container
  • Wooden spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Brush
  • Clean towel
  • European clay powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Rice water
  • Turmeric essential oil (or any essential oil you prefer)
  • Moisturizer
Mixing ingredients

1. Mix the ingredients

Start by pouring about two ounces of clay into a measuring cup.

Mixing ingredients

Add approximately one tablespoon of turmeric powder.

Mixing ingredients

Pour the clay and turmeric mixture into a mixing bowl. 

Gradually add a little over two ounces of rice water.

Mixing ingredients

 Stir and add rice water until you reach a paste-like consistency.

Mixing ingredients

Lastly, add about 10 drops of turmeric essential oil (or your chosen essential oil), and mix it in.

Transferring mixture

Transfer your mask to a clean glass jar that can be tightly closed.

Applying DIY turmeric face mask

2. Apply your mask

Wash your face and pat it dry, making sure your skin is clean before applying the mask. 

Use a large makeup brush to apply the mask to your face. Avoid using your fingers, as it can get messy.

DIY turmeric face mask: Shrek comparison

Apply an even layer across your face, avoiding the eye and mouth areas. 

Now you understand my reference to Shrek! 

Allow the mask to dry on your face for about 15 minutes or until you feel the mask has tightened on your skin. 

Rinsing DIY mask off

3. Rinse off the mask and moisturize

Gently rinse off the mask with warm water until your skin is clean. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. 

Apply your favorite moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated, as the mask can be drying. 

The mask is suitable for weekly use for about a month.

Glowing skin after DIY turmeric face mask

DIY turmeric face mask 

Here is my face the next day, and thankfully the greenish tinge is all gone, and my face is clear of acne and feels great! 

I hope this video was helpful, and I hope you had fun watching it.

Let me know in the comments below if you tried this DIY turmeric face mask and how it worked for you. 

Suggested materials:
  • Measuring cup
  • Glass container
  • Wooden spatula
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