As usual, I was cruising the internet and came across a new testimonial about how one woman got rid of her melasma. If you’ll remember, I shared a step-by-step tutorial last month about how another woman was able to cure her Melasma. While reading the new testimonial, I realized that both of these women used Turmeric masks!
Here is the testimonial:
“In the morning I used turmeric face masks – every day for a week. Mix one teaspoon of powdered turmeric with water or lemon juice. Put resulting paste on your face for 20-25 minutes. Rinse twice. This will leave a yellow stain but it goes away after a few washes. This is a very ancient traditional cure for melasma and it really works. It is very messy and stains your clothes so be careful. But believe me as strange as it sounds it works and costs very little money. Google turmeric masks and there are many clips on you tube about it. People have different recipes (use yoghurt, almond milk etc.) so find something you want to try. Water and turmeric worked for me.”
You can read the full testimonial here.
How does Turmeric get rid of Melasma?
Tumeric is a chinese herb that contains a component called curcumin, a powerful antioxidant, which plays a big role in reducing excess production of melanin. Excessive amounts of melanin are what give the appearance of Melasma on your face. Therefore, reducing the production of melanin will greatly improve the look of your melasma.
How to Make a Turmeric Mask for Melasma
Simply pour Turmeric (Here is the one I used) into a bowl and add water until it is a paste like consistency. Use a brush to put it on your face and let dry for 30 minutes. You will need to make sure that you are wearing an old shirt, because the Turmeric WILL stain anything it comes in contact with. After the 30 minutes simply wash the mask off your face. It will take several washes to fully remove the yellow stain. I use warm water and Cetaphil face wash to remove the mask.
I plan to do add this to my new essential oils routine and will report back when I have some progress!