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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22 thoughts on “DIY | Ayurvedic Inspired Hydrating and Purifying Face Mask”
Does the turmeric stain your skin? The only time I have been able to use turmeric in masks is if I use it with clay or yogurt.
No! It shouldn’t ever stain your skin. it is definitely harder to get off but if you wash with warm water and use a wash cloth you will be fine! and it doesn’t stain the sink either, you just have to wash it after using this mask! It can be messy but it’s worth it, trust me!
Hi Britanie! Absolutely lovely mask, beautiful post, and great photos—it was so soothing and brightening, and my skin tone looked sooooo glowing and even afterwards. Sadly, I had a bad issue with turmeric staining! I rinsed thoroughly with warm water in the shower and moisturized, but my white towels and white sheets ended up with yellow splotches 😦 any tips or info on preventing this the next time or getting the yellow out? XOXO
I love using turmeric and honey on my skin 🙂 and now i’m curious about triphala powder, i think i need it :p
This sounds like a great mask, now just need to find a place that has triphala
I love making those kinds of mask. Have you tried adding Rose Powder and even Irish Moss? I made one using Raw Cacao and it smelled soooo nice.
This sounds absolutely amazing! I need to try this! Where to you find the Triphala powder? Is it something I might be able to find at my local co-op?
you had me at turmeric + raw honey! i’ve studied a little bit of ayurveda and really like the principles of this holistic mind/body approach to life. just goes to show you that all the good stuff we eat (turmeric, honey, nutmeg, etc.) is also good ON our skin, too!
p.s. your pics in masks are always so damn glam! xo
I love this!!!
Can’t wait to try this mask! I made your other mask with raw honey and nutmeg and it really helped with a little break out I was having last week. ❤
Britanie, your DIY masks are magic! I tried this one the other night and my skin is so happy! This and your sensitive skin/calming face mask are now staples in my skin care routine.
Also, Britanie, have you tried the ayurvedic skin care line called Pratima? I just ordered the Bakuchi Skin Brightening Oil, the Pitta Cleanser, and the Revitalizing Turmeric Cream. Very excited to try it!
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Do you have any for face that Dont include honey?
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Where did you get the bowl you’re using I love it
Where did you get the bowl that has the ingredients inside I love it I want one
where did you get the bowl your using I love the designs and would LOVE one. I saw this on tumblr and I as like “oh my gosh, that is the most beautiful face mask I have ever seen!” I’m pretty obsessed with earth tones but yeah about the bowl!
Hi ….. i was reading about Triphala and i was amazed by the health and beauty benefits but my problem is that i was diagnosed with rosacea by a dermatologist , i had this skin condition since October 2013 , do you think it still would be safe for me to take traphala as powder or capsual or even use it as part of my beauty treatment .
Please let me know, i would like to know your honest opinion . Looking forward to hearing from you soon .