Woman’s Face Becomes an ‘Emoji’ After Doing a Turmeric Face Mask


An Indonesian woman turned into a “real-life emoji” after using turmeric, a popular spice commonly used in curries and sauces, as a face mask.

Unintentional yellow tinge: Twitter user @ibuibuyakult shared how she was unable to rinse the bright yellow-orange turmeric stain off her face.

Yellow no more: In an interview with WOB, the user shared that it took her about two days of “great effort” to finally wash the yellow stain off.

  • “It lasted for about two days. I put extra effort for getting rid of it to be honest,” she was quoted as saying. 
  • In response to her story, commenters offered some techniques on how to properly use a turmeric mask.
  • “You used too much turmeric! I have used turmeric in my mask before but it has never left a yellow stain. Try using turmeric mixed with oatmeal and powdered milk instead, not just turmeric,” a user wrote.
  • Another user suggested mixing turmeric with honey first before applying.

Feature Image via ibuibuyakult

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com