Why: "Turmeric regulates oil production, reduces inflammation, and heals scars, especially those from acne," noted Grigore.
Chickpea-Turmeric Detox Mask:
- 1 tablespoon chickpea flour or mashed chickpeas
- Generous pinch of turmeric powder (enough to tint the mixture yellowish)
- 1 tablespoon water
Combine chickpeas and turmeric in a small bowl, then stir in the water. If you’re using cooked or canned chickpeas, make sure to really mix in the turmeric. "You can apply with your fingers," Grigore advised. "It will feel as if you are putting hummus on your face — you kind of are. For maximum detox benefit, let it dry before washing it off."
Keep it sealed in your fridge for up to a week. This recipe makes two to three applications. Grigore also noted that the mask can be a bit drying, so definitely follow with a moisturiser.
"Turmeric is really fantastic for those suffering with acne, as it helps regulate oil production, has antibacterial properties, reduces inflammation, fades acne scarring and other skin inconsistencies, and fights free radicals," she explained. "And chickpeas are an amazing detoxifier. They pull out harmful toxins, neutralise free radicals, heal sun damage, and generally energise your skin (and your insides, too, of course). The combination of these two ingredients in this mask makes for a super powerful detoxifying, acne-healing mask."