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7 Face Mask Tips For Daisy Ridley, Who Accidentally Dyed Her Face Yellow

‘I may have been slightly liberal with the turmeric’

Daisy Ridley isn’t shy about her struggle with acne. She recently revealed polycystic ovaries caused breakouts that “left [her] confidence in tatters.”

Well, she’s found a solution: turmeric face masks. Turmeric or haldi is a yellow powdered spice popular in India. Its antibacterial properties can improve acne and even out skin tone, but it stains anything and everything it touches. Ridley learned this lesson the hard way.

“I scrubbed my face and I am YELLOW,” the Star Wars actress captioned the video below. “Will have to see if I’m a squeaky clean clear-skinned goddess in the morning ...”

“We do have filming tomorrow, and it’s not Minions 2,” she joked. 😂

Oh, Daisy, I understand your pain. You see, I’m Indian-American, and my mom’s been telling me to use turmeric face masks my entire life. I finally tried it after my monthly pimple turned into daily pimples, and of course she was right. (Aren’t moms always right?)

Here’s a before-and-after for proof. On the left, you’ll see the most unflattering photo of me in existence. The right was taken after using a turmeric mask every weekday for three months.

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It’s like I have a whole new face! My DIY mask includes turmeric, plain yogurt, gram flour, and lime juice, but beauty vloggers substitute milk or honey for their own recipes.

So Daisy, before you brave this homemade remedy again, I have some advice based on my experience.

  1. Soap is required

    When you think you’ve used enough soap, use more.

    One time, I was half asleep and forgot to use face wash when I rinsed the mask off. My face was noticeably yellowish for the rest of the day. Please learn from my mistakes.

  2. Wear clothes you don’t care about

    When the mask dries, it flakes off and gets on whatever you’re wearing. Trust me, no amount of Tide will get that stain out.

  3. Dry your face with a paper towel

    Otherwise your good towels will be permanently tinged yellow.

  4. Use pillowcases you don't care about

    Go back and reread #3. Buh-bye, pristine white pillowcases.

  5. Wipe down the sink afterward

    The only yellow that belongs in a sink is this adorable duckling.

  6. Don’t wear light nail polish

    If you apply the mask with your fingers, they’ll go from a trendy mint color to — yep, you guessed it — yellow. YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE YELLOW.

  7. Wear gloves

    They make the cleanup process far easier.

    This is all an awful lot of effort, right? To quote Ridley, there’s obviously “more to life” than having clear skin, but there’s no shame in cooking up an effective face mask in your kitchen.