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.
kata mama kunyit bagus dipake buat maskeran tapi kenapa KUNINGNYA NGA BISA ILANG allahuakbar pic.twitter.com/tHGj7hxZTA
— yakul. (@ibuibuyakult) October 17, 2020
Unintentional yellow tinge: Twitter user @ibuibuyakult shared how she was unable to rinse the bright yellow-orange turmeric stain off her face.
- The user lamented that she simply followed her mom’s advice, reports World of Buzz.
- “My mum said turmeric is good for masks but why is the YELLOW NOT WASHING OFF,” she tweeted.
- Turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but its application and effects remain under question.
- Some people still use turmeric powder as a face mask as a treatment for acne, hyperpigmentation, skin irritation and fine lines.
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