Facial Friday – Garbanzo flour & turmeric face mask

2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
The recipe for this mask can be found here.

It’s time for our face mask Friday again! This time around I picked this little face mask gem that’s been hanging out in our beauty pins to test queue for a while. It promises all kind of miracles, let’s see if it delivers.

If you read my previous Facial Friday mask review, you should know by now that I am a bath addict. If you haven’t, go read it. So I was going to do the same this time around when suddenly hubster rushes through the door saying that if he doesn’t get a haircut tonight, he will look like an idiot at work tomorrow. Being such a wonderful person that I am, I had to set aside my bath time to give him his stupid haircut.

2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together. Pretty simple, huh.
2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
Your mixture should look very yellow by this point from the turmeric. Make sure you mix it well so there are no lumps.
2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
Step 2: Apply mask slowly in circular motion. It may feel like the mask won’t stay but it will. It dries up pretty quickly.

Due to my unfortunate pictures with the iPhone camera last facial friday, I decided to use an actual camera. Though, I had to get into some twisted positions 😉

2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
Step 3: Keep the mask on for about 15 minutes. Try not to keep it on much longer than that. Garbanzo flour dries out very quickly and the mask can become very uncomfortable. Wash it off with luke warm water and face cloth.
2 Girls and a Pin Tested Garbanzo Flour & Turmeric Face Mask
A little blurry but you get the point. Skin was silky smooth with this subtle glow. Even my oblivious hubster made a comment about my glowing appearance.

The ingredients for this mask were really easy to find but that’s because I live in California and have organic grocery stores on every corner. I suspect that if you have a Publix or a Trader Joe’s somewhere nearby, you can score these ingredients pretty easily. Don’t be scared, the total for the flour and turmeric came out to $3.45, with enough for about 3 or 4 masks. That’s about $1 per mask. Of course, it does take milk but most of us have that at home. Turmeric can be very expensive to buy in a spice bottle so I highly recommend to get it by weight, all you will need is a couple of ounces. If you have to purchase turmeric in a bottle instead of by weight, like I did, then you should probably look up some asian based recipes on Pinterest so it doesn’t just sit in your pantry. May I suggest checking out our food test queue on pinterest?
The mask is really rough once you apply it. It dries up very quickly and becomes rather uncomfortable. So I suggest washing it off after a maximum of 15 minutes. The texture does make the mask double as a scrub while you are taking it off, adding to the amazing skin afterwards.
Though it feels like the mask may run off your face, it doesn’t. Garbanzo flour dries really quickly. So it is not a messy application but because turmeric has a very strong dying effect, please do be careful and chose your clothing wisely.
Fantabulous! I loved my skin afterwards, it was glowing and felt so smooth and soft. But…there’s always a but, right? The mask promises to do something to my hair but it does nothing. My facial hairs are exactly where they were before, on my freaking face. If you are light haired, please be careful since turmeric may dye your hair a bit orange. You’ll look pretty funny and you may not like it.

Have you tried this mask or any other ones you are interested in discussing with us? We love pictures and comments.



  1. Virginia sisson

    April 26, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    No portion sizes to be used are listed in making/mixing the mask. They would be helpful. Please send. Thank you, Virginia

    • Anar

      May 20, 2013 - 3:16 pm

      Hi Virginia. Sorry for the late reply. You can go here http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=6736 and scroll down to Mask #4 for the ingredient list. Since we review other people’s recipes and tutorials, we try to be fair and lead people to the original poster to share the love. Hope it helps. Please keep us posted on how it worked out for you. Cheerios!

  2. Linda

    August 14, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    I use this mask with egg white instead of milk. It works better and calms down the facial hair for a couple of days. I mask twice a week and love how my skin feels.

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