DIY Turmeric & Honey Face Mask

by Valentina Lombardo

We’ve all been through those bad skin-days that make us want to crawl up in a ball, put on a facemask and some cucumbers over our eyes. But then you realize one thing – you ran out of your favorite face mask. We have the solution for that – DIY turmeric and honey mask. I’m sure you’ve heard of the herb turmeric before and if you haven’t, I’m going to fill you in. Turmeric is a nutritional supplement, spice and main ingredient in curry that’s used in Indian food. However, that’s not all it is. It can also be used as a beauty product as it carries many beneficial nutrients for your skin. It’s pretty awesome how you can buy it to use in your food, and on occasion, use it to make a brightening and moisturizing facemask alongside raw honey!

Turmeric is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds helping you reach that glow you’ve been striving for. It targets your pores and calms the skin helping reduce the appearance of scars as well. Sign me up! In addition, it’s beneficial for those who deal with eczema, psoriasis, dry skin and helps with evening out your skin tone. FYI — if you are allergic to turmeric in your food, DO NOT use it on your face.

The other important ingredient for this facemask is raw honey. Just like turmeric, raw honey is filled with antioxidants which helps slow down aging. It also restores hydration to the deepest layers, making it helpful when skin gets super dry. Not only that, raw honey also helps those who struggle with acne. Because it is naturally antibacterial, it can be used for acne treatment and prevention. It opens up your pores making it easy to unclog them. It’s easy, fun and helpful. Win-win for all.

Check out the full recipe below along with step-by-step directions. Just remember to be consistent!


½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon raw organic honey

½ teaspoon milk or yogurt



  1. Make sure your face is clean and so are your hands.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Try to get a consistency that will stick to your face. You don’t want it to get too thin as it won’t stick that way.
  3. Apply mask to face avoiding contact with eyes.
  4. Leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

If you have some left over, you can cover it up and leave it in the fridge until your next application. Make sure to apply twice a week for best results. 


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