One of my favorite things to do is to create different concoctions in my kitchen. I recently came up with this recipe after reading some of my favorite Ayurvedic books on beauty and health. Ayurveda is based on the premise that the mind and body are unified on the level of consciousness, and through this unifying “field” have direct reciprocal effects. Indeed, as the first psychoneuroimmunological science, Ayurveda has emphasized the causative role of thought and behavior in health and disease for thousands of years. As a result, when Ayurvedic practitioners see a skin problem, we observe the person who has it, not just the symptoms themselves.
In Ayurveda, “a line or a blemish on the face–like any sign of stress or illness– is only one puzzle piece in a diagnostic picture that encompasses the entire range of and individuals life, from the innermost aspects of mind and emotions to the outermost aspects of lifestyle and environment.”
One of my favorite Ayurvedic herbs, Triphala is an herb that I cannot be without. I decided to play around with mixing Triphala and some other powerful spices and eventually came up with this recipe and cannot even begin to tell you how amazing it has been for my skin. My skin literally glows after using this. I have also noticed that it gets rid of redness, prevents any acne from forming and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and toned. I would recommend using this mask once a week to get the full benefits of this powerful skin miracle face mask!
- Triphala – is an herb that I swear by. I even did an entire post on it here. I take it internally every night to cleanse but I also use it in my skincare regimen. It is one of the most powerful herbs you will ever come across and it is equally as beneficial internally as it is externally. I love to use the powder in face masks and cleansers.
- Turmeric – renowned for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce pigmentation on your face and even out your skin tone. Turmeric has also been dubbed the wonder product because of its ability to fight free radicals. Super anti-oxidant and is great for rashes and inflammation.
- Nutmeg – I used nutmeg in one of my most recent diy face masks that I created for eczema and sensitive skin. It is so calming and soothing and ideal for irritated, sensitive, eczema or acne prone skin. When nutmeg is added to other healing herbs and spices it helps to further prevent inflammation, acne and skin irritations.
- Raw Honey – probably my favorite skincare ingredient of all time. It is full of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties making it ideal for fighting blemishes.
- Rose Petals – I added these petals to further boost skin-healing properties and to have aromatherapy benefits as roses can be extremely calming for the skin and the senses. The petals also help to add more exfoliation to this mask.
- 1 teaspoon Triphala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Rose Petals
* Mix all ingredients together until the consistency is creamy like smooth peanut butter! Apply to a clean face and leave on for 10-15 mins. Gently exfoliate the mixture with warm water and then wash off with warm water or wash cloth. Note: You may have a slight redness to your face after using this mask but do not fear – that is a good sign that the blood is circulating and that you got rid of many dead skin cells! Once you apply a moisturizer, the redness should dissipate within a few minutes to fifteen minutes.
P.S. – It’s completely normal for your sink to be left over looking like this…
When you do this face mask you can also make it your sink-cleaning day as well! ;)
If you try out this recipe please let me know how it works for you!
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