Spring break this year was so fun! My mom brought my nieces, (14 and 10 years old) and my nephew (11 years old) to visit for the week.
We had such a chill week of just being together at my house. Barely any tv was on, the kids just played, we went to the zoo once, took walks to the park, worked out together, and had a girls DIY pampering day that was amazing! and perfected with a DIY Turmeric Face Mask that felt great!
So here's what we did...
I got all the girls started out with some lemon water to drink, and we continued to drink it all day! Lemon is a natural detoxer!
Then, we each had clean hair, and used an apple cider vinegar (ACV), baking soda wash to really cleanse our scalp. We left that mixture on our scalp, then put an avocado and essential oils hair mask all over our head and put our hair up. (we left this in for hours!) *it take 3-5 good shampoos to get the oil out of your hair
Then, we used a sugar, peppermint lip exfoliate on our lips! Leaves them feeling amazing!
Then comes my favorite part! We washed our faces, and put did an ACV face cleanse. First, we put a warm towel over our faces for about 5 minutes! Even Zander did it with us! You could tell everyone enjoyed it because we were silent for those 5 minutes! Then, we dipped the towels in hot ACV water, and did the same thing, but this time propped our feet up. This helps the blood to circulate to the face more, and restore skin cells in combination with the cleansing of the ACV.
Finally, we took about a minute to let our faces be steamed by the steam from boiling ACV water, and then put on our DIY Turmeric Face Mask!
We then enjoyed laying with our feet propped up (this time because it just felt good), and put cucumbers over our eyes (because THAT'S FUN!), and layed for 15+ minutes relaxing and trying not to scratch our face as the mask was drying....because it always makes you itch!
And yes, our faces were ORANGE! We called them OOMPA LOOMPA FACES...because well, we looked just like Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
When it came time to wash it off, we used our warm, wet rags to scrub it!
Then put some ACV on a cottonball and rubbed it over our face as a toner (stings a tiny bit, but is Oh so good!). Then used my nighttime coconut oil-essential oil face lotion!
We finished our time by enjoyed a huge plate of chopped raw veggies and fruit with nut butters! And we put that stuff away! A full plate of veggies, and 5 apples later!
Later in the week we also gave ourselves mani-pedis!
It was a wonderful week!
So wondering why we chose turmeric for our DIY Turmeric Face Masks? Here are some of the amazing benefits that turmeric has for your skin!
- Decrease Acne
- Acne Scar Treatment
Turmeric is effective in the treatment of acne due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight pimples and breakouts to provide a youthful glow to your skin. Turmeric face mask not only helps to clear acne scars and inflammation, but also reduces the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. (source)
- Good for oily skin
- Treatment of wrinkles
- Good exfoliate
- Helps treat stretchmarks
- Reduction of Skin Pigmentation
- Removes Dead Skin
**And if you are wondering, Turmeric does not stain your face!!!
DIY TURMERIC FACE MASK
- 2 TBSP Beef Collagen (also incredible for your skin)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 3 TBSP water
- A few drops of honey
- 3-6 drops of lemon essential oil