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DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask: Your Key to Flawless Skin Tone

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Unlock the path to flawless skin with the DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Featuring the potent benefits of turmeric, this simple recipe helps combat pigmentation, revealing a radiant complexion.

Discover how to make Your Key to Flawless Skin Tone and bid farewell to skin imperfections.

Ingredients Needed

  • Pure turmeric powder, intended specifically for skincare
  • Xanthan gum powder
  • Guar gum powder
  • Distilled water
  • Preservative: liquid germall plus
  • Vegetable glycerine

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • 2 glass beakers
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Small whisk
  • Small cup
  • PH level test kit
  • Small container to store your DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask

1- Start by pouring 86 grams (3.03 oz) of distilled water in a beaker.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Pour distilled water
Pour distilled water

2- In a second beaker, put 1.5 grams (0.053 oz) of guar gum powder.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. In a 2nd beaker, put guar gum powder
In a 2nd beaker, put guar gum powder

3- Add 1.5 grams (0.053 oz) of xanthan gum powder to the guar gum powder.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Add xanthan gum to the guar gum
Add xanthan gum to the guar gum

4- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of vegetable glycerine to the xanthan gum and guar gum.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Add glycerine to the gum powders
Add glycerine to the gum powders

5- Using a glass mixing rod, stir rigorously the glycerine and the gum powders. The xanthan and guar gums dissolve easily in the glycerine.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Mix thoroughly the glycerine with the gum powders
Mix thoroughly the glycerine with the gum powders

6- After thoroughly mixing the glycerine and gum powders, slowly pour the mixture into the distilled water while stirring with a small whisk. Make sure to use all the mixture of glycerine and gums.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Pour the mix of glycerine and gums over the distilled water while stirring
Pour the mix of glycerine and gums over the distilled water while stirring

7- Mix thoroughly the contents with the whisk. The contents transform into a gel-like consistency.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Stir thoroughly
Stir thoroughly

8- Add 0.5 grams (0.017 oz) of liquid germall plus preservative.

9- Whip the contents with the small whisk.

10- Add 0.5 grams (0.017 oz) of pure turmeric powder (specially formulated for skincare).

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Add turmeric powder
Add turmeric powder

11- Again, using the whisk, stir rigorously the contents.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Mix well
Mix well

Checking PH Level

As a final step, check the PH level of the gel face mask to ensure it is suitable for the skin.

12- In a small cup, mix two grams (0.07 oz) of the gel with eight grams (0.28 oz) of distilled water.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Gel and distilled water mixed to test the PH
Gel and distilled water mixed to test the PH

13- Take a strip from the PH test kit, and soak it in the mixture of gel and distilled water.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Soak the strip in the mixture
Soak the strip in the mixture

14- Check the color of the soaked strip; it should fall within the pH range of 4.5 to 5.5. If it is higher, lower it by adding a mixture of equal parts citric acid and distilled water (e.g., 10 grams or 0.35 oz each). Begin by adding two drops of the citric acid solution to the gel in the beaker, stir, and retest the pH level. Continue this process until it falls within the desired range of 4.5 to 5.5.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. The color of the soaked strip is good
The color of the soaked strip here is 5, which is good

15- After successfully checking the PH level, scoop the gel into a small container, and you’re done!

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Final product
DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Final product

How To Use: DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask

Here’s how to use the DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask effectively:

  1. Start with a clean face, ensuring it’s free of makeup and impurities.
  2. Apply an even layer of the DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask to your entire face, using clean fingertips or a brush. Avoid the eye area.
  3. Let the mask work its magic for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, gently rinse off the mask with lukewarm water, ensuring complete removal.
  5. Pat your face dry with a soft, clean towel.
  6. Incorporate this treatment into your skincare routine once a week, with a maximum of two applications weekly. Remember, results may become noticeable after the third use, so be patient and consistent.

Enjoy the benefits of a more even skin tone and a radiant complexion!

Benefits

The benefits of using this DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask include:

  1. Pigmentation Reduction: Turmeric’s natural compounds can help fade pigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone, leading to a more uniform complexion.
  2. Glowing Skin: Regular use of this mask can leave your skin with a healthy and radiant glow, making you look refreshed and revitalized.
  3. Natural Exfoliation: Turmeric gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells and promoting a smoother texture.
  4. Anti-Inflammatory: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe and calm irritated skin, reducing redness and puffiness.
  5. Acne Control: It can help control acne breakouts and minimize the appearance of acne scars, thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.
  6. Skin Nourishment: The mask’s ingredients, like glycerin, provide hydration and nourishment, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
  7. DIY Convenience: You have control over the ingredients, ensuring a natural, chemical-free skincare option tailored to your needs.
  8. Visible Improvement: With consistent use, you should notice improvements in your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance.

Incorporating this DIY mask into your skincare routine can help you achieve a clearer, brighter, and more flawless complexion.

DIY Turmeric Gel Face Mask. Three containers with turmeric powder

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions:

  1. Is turmeric safe for my skin?
    Turmeric is generally safe for most skin types, but it may cause irritation for some. Always perform a patch test before applying it to your face to check for any adverse reactions.
  2. How often should I use this mask?
    We recommend using this mask once a week, with a maximum of two applications weekly. Consistency is key for best results.
  3. Can I use this mask if I have sensitive skin?
    If you have sensitive skin, it’s crucial to do a patch test first. Turmeric can be mildly abrasive for some individuals, so monitor your skin’s reaction carefully.
  4. How long until I see results?
    You may notice improvements in your skin’s tone and texture after the third or fourth use. However, individual results may vary.
  5. Can I leave the mask on for longer than 20 minutes?
    It’s not recommended to exceed the 20-minute duration, as leaving it on for too long may lead to skin irritation.
  6. What should I do if I experience skin irritation?
    If you experience any irritation, redness, or discomfort, wash the mask off immediately with cool water and discontinue use. Consult a dermatologist if necessary.
  7. Can I store the leftover mask for future use?
    Yes, the inclusion of Germall Plus preservative helps extend the shelf life of the mask. You can safely store any remaining mask in an airtight container for up to six months. However, always check for any changes in color, odor, or texture before using stored masks and discontinue use if you notice any signs of spoilage.

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