In the latest issue of DECO, we focus on your personal oasis – the bathroom. Not only bringing you numerous styling tips and top trends, but also the best natural bath and skin products to stock up on. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing our favourite wellness secrets with you. First on the list – 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.


  • It helps with inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and general dry skin.
  • It reduces pigmentation and can even out skin tone.
  • A natural antiseptic and speeds up the wound healing process
  • Turmeric improves digestion
  • It slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Also beneficial for preventing breast, skin and colon cancer.




2 tablespoons of flour

1 teaspoon of turmeric spice

3 tablespoons of milk/yogurt

A few drops of honey


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

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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.


Turn to page 57 of our Green Issue to discover our top wellness product picks or go here to learn the healing powers of raw honey.

ELLE Decoration Green Issue coverThe Green Issue edition of ELLE Decoration South Africa will be on the shelf of your nearest magazine retailer from 28 September. Packed with sustainably stylish interiors, it’s full of all your favourite features and decor tips plus the green spaces of Patrizia Moroso and Pietro Russo. Order your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @ELLE_Deco, sharing your #GreenIssue #DECOselfie.