Photo credit: Nicole Berro
Are you ready to get your summer glow on naturally? I'm going to teach you the traditional Somali huruud (turmeric) way. I've been using this for a while. Trust me, it's not complicated and you'll love the results.
It's as simple as four ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Start by mixing 1 tsp turmeric (antioxidant, good for acne), 1 tsp gram flour or finely ground oats (exfoliating), 2 tsp yogurt (anti-aging, need I say more?), and 1 tsp olive oil (restores smoothness, protects from UV rays).
Apply all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Here's a tip: I apply it with the silicone spatula I use for mixing to prevent staining my fingers. Don't worry, it won't stain your lovely face. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Wet face lightly and gently scrub in a circular motion before rinsing off.
I follow-up with a light moisturizing oil. My favorite is combining 3 drops of Bulgarian rose essential oil in one ounce of marula oil, oh my! You can use huruud up to 3 times per week for a natural, healthy glow.