‘I’m 52 but look so much younger thanks to my four-ingredient homemade face mask’


An incredibly youthful-looking woman in her 50s has explained she has a simple homemade face mask to help her “beautiful” skin.

Shab is a 52-year-old beauty expert who shares advice online in order to help women over 40 “look and feel their best.”

On her TikTok account @not2tooshabby, Shab has amazed her followers with her spotless skin, causing many users to ask what her anti-ageing secrets are.

One commentator wrote: “You have amazing skin!” while someone else said: “I can’t believe you are in your fifties you have such beautiful skin, what are your beauty secrets?”

Shab revealed that she makes a homemade turmeric facemask that she wears once a week to achieve “glowing” skin. She said: “Turmeric has many benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and it helps with pigmentation. Every time I do this face mask my sun spots just seem to blend back into the skin.”

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Turmeric is a bright yellow spice which can give skin a natural glow. It can also positively affect collagen, which is a protein your body that is essential for your skin that people begin to produce less of as they age, which can cause your skin to wrinkle and sag.

Shab said this was a “south asian skincare” ingredient and added: “My people have been making this turmeric DIY facemask for generations. I’m going to show you step by step how to make it.”

In order to make Shab’s facemask you will need two tablespoons of Greek yoghurt, two rounded tablespoons of gram flour, also called chickpea flour, and a little bit of honey.

However, you need to be careful about how much turmeric you put on your skin, especially if you have lighter skin as it can strain your face yellow.

Shab said: “If you are not a person of colour, you’re going to use a pinch [of turmeric]. If you are a person of colour, you can use half a tablespoon.”

It should not be used if you are allergic to the spice, and it is recommended you test a dime-sized amount on your forearm around 24 to 48 hours if you have never tried it on your face before.

Once all the ingredients are combined, Shab said: “Stir it up until it’s a nice thick paste. You can see that the mixture is quite yellow so for me this is okay. If you are not a person of colour, this is too yellow for you, especially if you do not have an olive skin tone”

Shab also said she liked to let the face mask mixture marinate for around 10 to 15 minutes before applying it to her skin. After applying it to your skin, let it dry for an additional 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off.

In another video, Shab showed off the results of the turmeric face mask, stating it had helped brighten up her skin and get rid of dark circles. She said: “Hello glowing skin!”

In Shab’s comment section, people were quick to praise her face mask remedy. One person wrote: “I just turned 50 and began trying this, already see a difference! For anyone trying it out, it is better to start with [a small dosage of turmeric] just in case it stains.”

Another user said: “Thank you so much for sharing, you have incredible skin!”

Someone else wrote: “You look so angelic, I tried this out and I think it is really helping my skin.”


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