How to Make an Acne-Fighting Turmeric Mask

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And look like a character out of "The Simpsons" while you're at it.

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Turmeric, a yellow-orange spice often used in Indian cuisine and a member of the ginger family, has gotten a lot of great press lately for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. And as with so many foods that are good for your insides, it works on your outsides, too. 

This YouTube tutorial from vlogger Promise Phan is a nice primer on how to make your own face mask using turmeric powder, brown rice flour, plain yogurt or milk, olive oil and honey — those with oily skin should go for the yogurt, while people with dry skin are better served with olive or almond oil. Over time, turmeric can help with inflammatory skin conditions like acne, and it's meant to give every type of skin a new glow, which is why Indian brides use it before their weddings. 

Since turmeric is also used as a dye, it may tint paler skin yellow temporarily. But don't panic -- according to Phan, you can get it right off with a makeup wipe. Happy masking!