With summer in full swing it’s time to pay a little bit more attention to your beloved outer layer. Don’t get carried away with expensive after sun lotions. Whether you’ve spent hours in the sun or have endured the Cape Town wind for one too many days, wind down with a natural skin remedy – turmeric!

Turmeric spice is no longer just for Asian dishes and herbal teas, but it also has great medicinal and beauty benefits. Some have gone as far as to claim it as a natural cancer killer.

ELLE DECO SA


TURMERIC FACE MASK

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of flour

1 teaspoon of turmeric spice

3 tablespoons of milk/yogurt

A few drops of honey

Method:

Mix the flour, turmeric, honey and milk/yogurt in to a paste

Apply a think layer to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes

Scrub the mask off gently in the shower

Apply moisturizer and avoid wearing make-up for 24 hours

ELLE DECO SA

ELLE DECO SA


TURMERIC TIP:

The mask may stain your face for a couple of hours but nothing a little bit of warm water can’t fix. Apply a thinner layer to your neck, as the skin is thinner in this area and may stain darker than your face.


WANT MORE?

Learn the healing powers of raw honey here.


For More Design Inspiration

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram 


The Summer Issue is all about new beginnings, rejuvenation and adventure. Consider it a celebration of both indulging in wanderlust and the sweetness of coming home. We discover the most spectacular design hotels around the world, show you a beautiful collection of outdoor furniture and décor, and tempt your tastebuds with a new indian tapas restaurant. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco using #SummerIssue.