Acne scars, acne scars. Why must you plague me so? Is it not enough that I invest in concealers to hide your existence? Is it not enough that I slather cocoa butter on you, in the hopes of banishing you forever?
Well….if you won’t be nice to me, I’ll introduce you to my latest ally: a yogurt, honey and turmeric mask. Soon you’ll be begging for mercy. Mwahahahaha!!!
In all seriousness (if you can actually take me seriously), I tried out a recipe I found on MakeupAlley. Skeptical at first, I decided to try it out, because it is only yogurt after all. I didn’t think it could do much harm, even if it didn’t help me.
Oh sweet heavenly (kitty) angels. I can’t believe how much I love this treatment!
Here’s what I did:
1) I mixed 2 tablespoons of plain (you can also use vanilla, or anything that does not contain fruit) with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric. I mixed it all well in a small container.
2) I spread the mixture all over my face and neck. I let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
3) I rinsed off the mask with warm water.
The results: my face was glowing, felt really, really soft and smooth, and the best part was that my acne marks were less visible! I couldn’t believe what a difference it made! My face and neck looked fresh and glowing. I am a convert. I will no longer make fun of yogurt masks. I never really disliked them before, but I always thought of them as a skin care method that wasn’t that effective. I never thought I’d get such astonishing results.
What do you all think? Will you try this? Keep in mind the fact that turmeric could stain lighter complexions. If you’re fair skinned and you want to try this, omit the tumeric, or reduce the amount of time you wait for the mask to dry. Always do a test on a small area of skin.