DIY face masks are more popular today than they’ve ever been. Maybe this is because folks are tightening those purse strings and opting for this alternative to pricey products. Or, it could be because people are choosing to pursue a skin care regime based on more natural ingredients. Either way, homemade face masks are a great option for anyone who wants to take better care of their skin.
CBD and turmeric are two natural ingredients that have received a huge amount of attention from the media in recent months. Scientific studies have shown both to be of huge benefit to the skin. CBD stands for cannabidiol, an oil produced by and extracted from cannabis. CBD oil doesn’t cause the user to experience a “high” or any euphoric side effects and therefore, it is not commonly illegal like THC is. Pure CBD is used for its medicinal benefits only.
Why Should I Use CBD and Turmeric?
Cannabis is still illegal under federal law even though the list of state who have legalized it continues to grow. This makes its research quite difficult, but scientists have persisted in their investigation of these health benefits. There is no doubt that much more study is needed before CBD can be conclusively recommended to cure or prevent any disease or condition. However, there is more than enough evidence to justify using CBD as a home treatment.
In fact, people are using CBD oil, also known as hemp oil, to treat their skin conditions and many other aliments. It’s now commonly being used to treat:
- Chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
You don’t need to suffer from a serious illness to enjoy the benefits of CBD though. It’s becoming more and more common as a home treatment for skin conditions like acne and eczema too.
How Can Turmeric and CBD Be Used in a Face Mask?
Turmeric is a really common spice. You’ll find this in the cupboard of most kitchens as it’s used for Indian and oriental recipes. However, it seems that turmeric can do a lot more than just spice up a curry. Researchers have found that it has some pretty incredible medicinal powers too. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is proven to reduce dark spots and pigmentation in the skin.
It has also been proven to reduce scarring, which will be of great comfort to anyone suffering from acne. Both CBD and turmeric are powerful anti-inflammatories. This makes them excellent home treatments for acne, which causes intense inflammation of the skin. Both also boast antibacterial abilities, which means they can prevent infections and the spread of bacteria.
CBD and Turmeric Face Mask Recipe
This recipe is super quick and easy for even the busiest of people. Whip it up a couple of times a week if you can, and leave it on for 15 minutes each time. When your 15 minutes are up, wash it off gently with warm water and pat the skin dry. Follow up with a nice facial serum and you’re all set. Your skin will be looking and feeling happy and healthy in no time at all. You will need:
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of CBD oil
- ½ teaspoon of milk
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
- The juice of half a lemon
- ½ teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
Things to Consider When Using Face Masks
Before preparing the mask, make sure to wash your hands and face thoroughly and remove any makeup you have on. The, mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply the golden milk mix to the face carefully, avoiding the eyes, lips and nostrils. Leave it on for 15 minutes and relax while the CBD and turmeric powder work their magic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first ever cannabis-based drug. The UK is also granting exemptions for those who heavily rely on the drug, like the 6-year-old boy who suffers from epilepsy. This means that no matter how sceptical people may be, it is undeniable now that cannabis contains real medicinal qualities. Couple these with the proven effects of turmeric on the skin and this mask is guaranteed to give you a healthy, happy glow.