Ancient Probiotic Face Mask

Posted by Hardip Kalsi on

If you have ever had the pleasure to be invited to an Indian wedding, you might be familiar with the “Haldi Ceremony”, where the bride and groom have a turmeric paste applied to their skin as preparation for their big day. While this long-standing tradition makes for a fun pre-wedding ceremony, it is not just for the bride and groom. In fact, using this mask every week has been shown to improve the appearance of the skin. Several Youtubers have also tried the nightly turmeric mask challenge and reported brighter skin with reduced scarring.

Turmeric root powder has been an antioxidant powerhouse in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, and yoghurt has been a cornerstone of the human diet for even longer. When combining these two ingredients with honey (a natural moisturizer), and bean flour, you can create a quick and easy wash-off mask that can brighten your skin, add a warm glow and help restore your skin’s natural pH balance.

Turmeric root powder and yogurt are the backbone ingredients for this mask, and the rest of the ingredients can be substituted to suit your personal needs. My family’s personal recipe includes yogurt, honey (a great way to add moisture back to your skin), and oat flour, especially good for people with eczema. You can use any kind of flour for this recipe, but the best option is a high protein, bean-based flour, since it adds a silky conditioning feel to
the skin. So let’s jump right into it!

What you will need:

Tools and Equipment:

  • Stain proof cereal bowl or dish
  • Silicone spatula for mixing
  • Kitchen scale
  • A dark colored shirt (such as something you would wear to color your hair)


  1. Combine all ingredients into a stain-safe bowl and mix thoroughly but gently to form a smooth paste. I reserve one container that I use just for this mask since I make it so much.
  2. You can adjust the amount of yoghurt you add based on how thick your paste becomes. If it’s too thick, add more yogurt or water, and if it’s too thin, you can add more bean flour. It should basically be thick enough to paint your face without dripping off. If you have extra (which you should), you can save it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days to use again. Or you can share it with your friends and family!

How to use your Ancient Probiotic Face Mask:

  1. Wear a dark colored shirt to protect your clothing from turmeric stains. I also use a dark colored towel after rinsing my face when using this mask.
  2. Apply a thin layer of mask to your face and neck with a mask brush or applicator, avoiding the eye area. The best time to do this is first thing in the morning, or after taking off your makeup in the evening, right before you shower.
  3. Wait 15 minutes, or until the mask dries on the face.
  4. Rinse off the mask in the shower. Pat your skin dry.
  5. Moisturize with your favorite 1212 Gateway Meadow Flower Moisturizer, and Starseed Eye Cream to lock in the moisture.
  6. Save the rest for another day in the refrigerator.

Pro Tips:

  1. Try the turmeric mask dark spot challenge! Use this mask every night for 4 weeks and take before and after protos and share them with us!
  2. A HUGE plus for this mask is that it super easy to make and can greatly improve your microbiome (all the good bugs on your skin). You can use this mask on other areas of the body too if your skin ir irritated.
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