In India, turmeric has been used for centuries for cooking, as well as cosmetically. Mixed with a small amount of honey, lemon juice, and hot water, turmeric makes a lovely clarifying face mask. This paste can be used on other parts of the body, as well.
Contrary to popular belief, turmeric won't stain your skin. If the skin is still yellow, it means there is still turmeric on the skin. You should be able to lightly use a cloth with warm water and soap to remove all residual turmeric face mask.
To make the mask, mix together:
You want the paste to be thick enough that it will stick to the face, but smooth enough to be spread. Add 1/2 tsp warm water at a time until you get a spreadable consistency. Leave on the face 10 minutes, or until it begins to crack and flake; then remove with warm water, soap, and a soft cloth. Enjoy your glowing skin!