Herbs and Herbs: Yoghurt mask to soothe rosacea flare-ups

When my cheeks start to feel as if they’ve been cooking under a grill for an hour I know that my skin isn’t on best form. I start to feel really warm and even my ears can go red! Glamorous, I know…

I don’t know if these pics above do it justice, but when I took my makeup off after getting home from work my face looked really red and blotchy and my face was on fire. Sometimes it’s the ‘feeling’ a flare up that drives you mad; it’s uncomfortable.  I kid you not my nose went all Rudolph red at work that day too..!

Clearly my rosacea was having a tantrum and I needed to calm it down. I tend to drink lots of water when I feel my skin start to misbehave and it definitely helps reverse the burning sensation.  Here’s what I did next…

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Mmmmmm..this is the greek yoghurt and turmeric face mask I made in 10 seconds flat. I had seen this homemade mask on Instagram a couple of times and thought i’d give it a go! @ladyrosacea uses this to calm her rosacea and @soothemeskincare has also featured it on their Insta as a soothing mask.

Here goes…

 

The lactic acid in yoghurt effectively ‘exfoliates’ away dead and dull skin cells leaving behind soft, cleansed skin. The turmeric is anti-inflammatory and just what I needed. From the second I applied the mask i can honestly say it felt very cooling and took away a lot of the heat.

I left the mask on for about 5-7 minutes and washed off with warm water. My skin felt very soft and far happier than before.  Finished off by spritzing my favourite rose and lavender toner water from LUSH followed by the Skin Calm Cream by Soothe-Me.

Will be using this home made mask again for sure.

Herbs and Herbs x

 

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