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Cooks and bakers have cooking and baking disasters. Food bloggers usually post about their successes rather than their failures, yet sometimes for fun there is a picture of a rock hard bread or a burned cake. Just for fun. Sometimes these posts are followed by a picture of a success and the story how the person figured out how to change the recipe and create magic from the disaster.
I am not a cook or a baker, so don’t look for a cooking magic or a cooking disaster in this post. However, I had a skin care disaster today.
I decide to make a turmeric face mask. Turmeric has so many benefits. I have used it for spot treatment before but never as a mask.
When I use it for spot treatment, I just mix it with water – and never had any problems. Silly me decided to use it as a mask the same way. Nevermind the fact that most mask recipes include honey and milk or yogurt in them…for a reason – apparently one of these reasons is to prevent staining.
It was all fun and games with my water-turmeric mix chilling on my face until I tried to remove it.
Oh, boy, it was not coming off. Or rather, the mask did come of but the color did not. I was looking like someone from the Simpsons. No joke!
Seriously! My entire face was yellow!!!
Now, considering that [surprise, surprise] I am not a cartoon character and I had plans to appear in public in this lifetime this wasn’t a slightly bit funny. I panicked a bit…
Okay…I panicked…a LOT!
Lemon water and lemon juice didn’t work…
Even though I am trying to stay away from chemicals and try natural skin care, I tried regular soup and commercial facewash…it didn’t work…
I didn’t have a toner or scrubbing alcohol at home and obviously going to get some was not an option.
Googling, googling, googling…nothing…and suddenly I found a new idea:
Mix water with sugar and scrub your face with it.
I had nothing to lose, so I tried it.
And guess what: it worked. I am not longer Lisa Simpson! I found the secret way to remove turmeric.
And guess what else: sugar and water is a wonderful exfoliator. My pores are super clean right now!
Of course, I trust you that – at least after reading this – you won’t be putting turmeric only mixed with water over your entire face. But if you are cooking with turmeric and your hands get stained, just mix a few tablespoons of sugar with some water, scrub your hands, it works magic! This is an awesome way to remove turmeric! Use the same – sugar and water – if you need a great exfoliator as well.
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