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All natural face care – secret revealed!

I had the pleasure of working with a bride this past weekend whose mother had the MOST amazing skin!  I had to ask her secret and share it with everyone I knew.  The bride’s mother had to have been in her 50s since her daughter was almost 30! but the mother looked like she was in her early 40s!

Her secret was….

Mix Turmeric Powder with Sour Cream (Equal parts) and massage that into your skin!!  Cheap and awesome for your skin!!  Then she said she never uses soap on her face – ever!  So then I asked her how often she used this mixture and she told me as often as you would like.

Here are the benefits of Turmeric Powder:

Reduces Pigmentation

Plagued with pigmentation? Turmeric can help even out your skin tone and colour. Simply apply a little turmeric mixed with cucumber juice or lemon to the affected area. Leave on for fifteen minutes or more, and wash off. Do this everyday, and gradually you will notice your skin colour returning to normal.

Softens the Body

Turmeric is a wonderful body scrub, which is why Indian brides apply a turmeric and gram flour (besan) mix to their entire body, the morning of the wedding. It leaves your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Of course, a single application will not really make that much of a difference. Do this regularly, and watch your skin change for the better – much better.

Makes the Skin Supple

If you are planning a pregnancy, apply a mixture of turmeric and malai or turmeric and curd to your stomach and waist before going for a bath. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, and wash off. If desired, you could even apply this mixture after bathing. After you have washed off the soap, apply the malai and haldi mixture, leave it on for five minutes, and wash off only with water. Gently, wipe your stomach with the towel. The sooner you start this routine, the more supple and elastic your skin will become, and after giving birth, you will not be left with unsightly stretch marks.

Another secret that I got from another person that was in her late 30s but looked like she was in her early 20s was….

Take 1/2 a lemon and dip it into some sugar and use this as a scrub all over your face.  Use the lemon and go in circular motions around your face – the lemon’s acid will lift the dead skins while the sugar sloughs it off!

Using this two secrets will help your skin regain that baby softness and youthful look:)

Let me know how this works for you!!!

  • October 3, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    Luv - WOW..i will def. try these..can you please post more natural recipes..tips n tricks.. PLEASE :)
    thank you.
    u do a great job and love ur work

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    Sonia - Thank you!! I will def put new tricks up! Thanks for the comment.

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