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Household treasures: How to fight acne with turmeric!

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Turmeric is truly a magic spice. People have attributed turmeric with seemingly miraculous healing properties for nearly 4,000 years. The bright yellow powder derived from the root of the turmeric plant is also known as Golden Goddess and Indian Saffron.

It not only adds better flavor and color to your food but comes with a host of medicinal properties as well. In this article, we will talk about how you can use turmeric for acne removal in simple ways.

When it comes to improving complexion and fighting common skin problems like acne, pimples, and dark spots, turmeric is a key ingredient used in Ayurveda. Among these problems, pimples are something that bothers a majority of the population. It is a major area of worry for both teenagers and adults.

Fast Facts on Turmeric and Skincare
  • Although the turmeric plant thrives in many tropical locations, most of it is grown and consumed in India.
  • The active curcumin component that gives turmeric its color may have therapeutic benefits for the skin.
  • The turmeric plant, which is related to the ginger plant, grows up to 1 meter high and has yellow trumpet-shaped flowers.

Turmeric face mask may lead to redness in the skin for a few people. So, be careful and do not leave the mask on for more than 15-20 minutes.

How Turmeric Works

Pimples crop up when the skin pores get clogged and infected, and turmeric is a great cure for most infections because of its antimicrobial properties. Turmeric powder for pimples actually helps by removing the excess oil and destroying the bacteria. It is also an excellent antioxidant, which helps in treating pimples and the inflammation caused by them.

Simple Methods Of Using Turmeric For Acne
Turmeric And Honey For Acne
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
Procedure
  • Mix the honey and turmeric together to get a thick paste.
  • Use this as a spot treatment or all over your face (increase quantities accordingly). Apply the paste on the pimple affected area.
  • Leave it on for 10-12 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
Number Of Repetitions

Do this once every day until you get the desired results

Precautions

If you have never used turmeric before, ensure that you conduct a patch test prior to using the remedy.

Turmeric And Yogurt Mask
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (curd)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  • Blend the turmeric well in the yogurt and apply this on the affected area.
  • Rinse after 15 minutes.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this 3-4 times in a week.

Precautions

If you are allergic to dairy products, do not use this remedy.

Neem Leaves And Turmeric
Ingredients
  • 10-12 neem leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  • Boil the neem leaves and then grind them.
  • Add the turmeric powder to this and mix well.
  • Apply this paste on the acne and let the pack dry naturally for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat the application of this acne mask twice a week.

Precautions

Use a little water to boil and grind the neem leaves. The paste that you get should not be too runny.

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Lemon And Turmeric For Pimples
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  • Mix the ingredients together and apply carefully on the affected area.
  • Keep it on for 10-12 minutes and then wash it off.
Number Of Repetitions

Do this once every day for best results.

Precautions

If you have sensitive skin, add some rose water or milk to reduce the acidity of the lemon juice.

Besan And Turmeric
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons besan (gram flour)
  • 2-3 teaspoons rose water or yogurt
Procedure
  • Mix the turmeric, gram flour and rose water well until you form a thick paste and apply it on a clean face.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat this twice a week.

Precautions

Do not use yogurt as the binding agent if you are sensitive to milk and milk products.

Sandalwood And Turmeric
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Rose water
Procedure
  • Take sandalwood powder and turmeric in a bowl and make a paste using the rose water.
  • Apply this on your pimples.
  • Leave this for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this mask for pimples twice a week

Precautions

None

Milk And Turmeric
Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Cotton ball
Procedure
  • Mix the turmeric in the milk and apply on the affected area using the cotton ball.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this every alternate day.

Precautions

Do not use this remedy if you are allergic to milk.

Aloe Vera And Turmeric
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  • Extract fresh aloe vera gel from the center of an aloe vera leaf.
  • To this, add the turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Apply this on the acne affected area and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using regular water.
Number Of Repetitions

You can repeat this every day or every alternate day.

Precautions

None

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Turmeric With Olive Oil
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Few drops of virgin olive oil
Procedure
  • Add the olive oil to the turmeric and mix lightly.
  • Apply on the pimples.
  • Keep it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat this once every day.

Precautions

None

Eating Raw Turmeric For Acne
Ingredients

A glass of milk

1 teaspoon turmeric

Procedure

Add the turmeric to the milk and bring it to a boil.

Drink while it is still warm.

Number Of Repetitions

Drink this every day before going to bed.

Precautions
Things to Take Care of

Turmeric face mask may lead to redness in the skin for a few people. So, be careful and do not leave the mask on for more than 15-20 minutes. Overusing it may burn your skin, so use moderate quantity of turmeric every day.

Turmeric may also give a yellow tinge to your skin. Make sure you wash it off properly using a cleansing lotion or a toner. If your skin is dry and dehydrated, replace water with milk to get a softer looking skin.

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Ditch your face wash and cleanser. When you use turmeric pack or mask, the antibacterial properties of turmeric clean your face effectively.

Now you know how turmeric benefits for acne in many ways. Pimples can be easily treated and gotten rid of with the remedies listed above. All you need to do is go through your kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator for the ingredients. We hope this article has answered all your questions about turmeric’s usage for pimples.

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