By Wonder Plant
DIY FACE MASK: The Benefits of Qasil + Tumeric
What is Qasil, and what are its benefits?
The ancient skincare secret of Qasil Powder, discovered by Somali women, is a powder made from the leaves of the Gob tree. It has been used for thousands of years for deep cleansing and brightening the skin and can be used as a facial mask, exfoliating cleanser, body wash, or hair mask. The benefits of using Qasil Powder for the skin include brightening, improving texture, and reducing dark marks and hyperpigmentation.
The history of Qasil Powder
Qasil Powder is a traditional skincare ingredient that is said to have been used by Somali women for thousands of years. It is made from the leaves of the Gob tree (Ziziphus Mauritiana), which is native to Somalia. The leaves of the Gob tree are dried, crushed, and turned into a powder, which is then used for a variety of beauty and skincare purposes, such as deep cleaning, brightening, and exfoliating the skin.
The use of Qasil Powder as a skincare ingredient has been passed down from generation to generation among Somali women. It has long been considered a secret to maintaining radiant and youthful-looking skin. Today, Qasil Powder is gaining popularity as a natural and effective alternative to traditional skincare products.
What is Turmeric, and what are its benefits?
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, has been widely used for its healing properties and skin-enhancing benefits. With its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, Turmeric has been proven to help manage various skin issues, such as signs of aging, pigmentation, and acne. Turmeric's key component, curcumin, is the source of its numerous health benefits. This spice is readily available and commonly used in Indian households and is now being utilized by people globally as a skincare ingredient.
The history of Turmeric
Turmeric has been used for beauty and skincare practices for thousands of years in India, where it is a native plant. It is a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used to treat a wide range of health and beauty concerns, including skin issues such as acne, dark spots, and signs of aging.
In India, Turmeric is often used in various beauty rituals, such as applying a mixture of Turmeric and milk to the skin to improve its complexion and texture. The use of Turmeric in beauty practices has been passed down from generation to generation and has been considered a natural and effective way to maintain healthy, radiant skin.
In recent years, Turmeric has gained popularity worldwide as a natural and efficacious ingredient in skincare products. The active component in Turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help improve the health and appearance of the skin.
Try this DIY Qasil and Turmeric face mask for brighter skin.
If you want to achieve radiant, glowing, and smooth skin, combining the benefits of Qasil Powder and Turmeric in a face mask may be the solution. The deep cleansing properties of Qasil Powder and Turmeric's anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties can work together to improve your skin's appearance.
Here's a recipe for a Qasil Powder and Turmeric face mask:
- 1/2 teaspoon Qasil Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
- 2-4 tablespoons water
How to mix:
- Mix the Qasil Powder and Turmeric in a bowl.
- Add 2-4 tablespoons of water to create a paste.
- Stir the mixture until well combined.
- Adjust the consistency of the paste by adding more water for a runnier texture or more powder for a thicker texture.
- Apply the mask evenly to your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes for sensitive/normal skin or 10-20 minutes for normal/oily skin.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Note: Always perform a patch test before using any new skincare product, including this face mask, to check for any skin sensitivities or allergies. Turmeric has a natural yellow pigment that can temporarily stain the skin, so it's important to thoroughly wash it off after using the face mask.
Adding this Qasil and Turmeric face mask to your skincare routine can help you achieve brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin.
By incorporating these natural ingredients, you can benefit from their deep cleansing and brightening properties and reap the rewards of brighter, more even-toned skin. Regular face mask use can help you achieve the desired results and maintain healthy, glowing skin.