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Skin Care

Turmeric Helps To Cure And Prevent Acne

Turmeric is a herbaceous root, that can be used fresh or dried or ground to a yellow powder like substance.

That primary ingredient in turmeric, that’s responsible for its distinctive yellow colour, is curcumin. In turmeric, it’s the main substance that has healing properties. So, let’s dig a little deeper to know how Curcumin does this.

How Does Curcumin In Turmeric Heal Inflammation

Curcumin is like that magical portion that has over six hundred therapeutic application. Curcumin has antiseptic, anti-cancer, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It’s been beneficiary to improve and reverse brain damage from Alzheimer’s stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

How to Treat Acne Effectively with TurmericImportant Uses Of Curcumin:

Curcumin is Anti-inflammatory:

Curcumin is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and helps cure or prevent acne. Along with curcumin treatment, it is suggested to reduce consumption of dairy and carbohydrate intake.

Researchers suggest that orally administered curcumin leads to a drastic reversal of inflammatory symptoms within guts.

Another study showed curcumin to be more potent anti-inflammatory than either aspirin or ibuprofen. Also, curcumin doesn’t result in any such cardiovascular side effects like aspirin or ibuprofen do.

Curcumin has hundreds of anti-inflammatory effects on our cardiovascular, digestive, prostate and even on our dentistry.

Curcumin For Skin Inflammation

Curcumin Fights Free Radicals:

So, why do free radicals are harmful? Oxidative stress occurs when the body is overwhelmed with these unstable molecules. A Certain amount of free radicals is unavoidable as they are part of natural waste management. Our body can easily handle that small amount of waste materials. But excessive free radicals then causes chronic inflammation and acne is the result of similar inflammation.

Curcumin Based Face Packs

Curcumin Kills Acne Bacteria. So, to reduce acne, one can use various turmeric face packs and masks. Following are few of them:

With Milk Honey And Turmeric:

Use this face pack once a week to give yourself a problem free skin. Raw milk is great for softening and hydrating dry skin. Honey is natural humectants that will moisturise skin. This amazing combo will boost your skin’s health.


  •    1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  •    1 teaspoon milk
  •    1 teaspoon honey


  •    Clean your face with a gentle facial cleanser.
  •    Mix these ingredients together and make a soft paste.
  •    Apply the paste on your face…Evenly all over.
  •    Leave on to dry
  •    Rinse with cool water.

Turmeric Avocado Yogurt Face Mask:

Turmeric together with yogurt and avocado makes a soft mask which tightens pores, nourishes skin and removes dry skin cells.  


  •    1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  •    1 tablespoon avocado
  •    1 teaspoon yogurt

Directions to use:

  •    Mash and make a puree of avocado.
  •    With pureed avocado, mix turmeric powder, and yogurt in a small mixing bowl.
  •    Apply the paste on your clean face; let it sit for five minutes.
  •    Rinse off the mask with cold water.

Turmeric Lemon Honey Face Mask


  •    1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  •    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  •    1 tablespoon honey


  • Mix all these ingredients, add some wheat or rice flour to make it thick.
  • Apply this mixture on your clean face, and let it dry for at least 10 minutes. Let it dries completely.
  • Rinse with warm water. Repeat once in a week.

Some Useful Tips While Using These Treatments:

  • While using these face packs if you are worried about staining your skin yellow since they contain a small amount of turmeric combined with other ingredients, it’s not likely to leave a stain on your face, still, tom prevents staining, you can use a thin layer of the face mask and leave it fo five minutes. If the packs leave a stain on your face, use mild sugar face scrub to get rid of it.
  • If your nails get stained, apply lemon juice on your nails, leave on for 10 minutes, and you will get clean nails in no time.
  • You can save your excess face pack for later use. Store it in a refrigerator for up to 7 days. However, if it starts smelling weird , don’t use it.
  • Don’t overuse lemon. Please don’t use more than ½ teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice especially if you have acne and dry skin. Too much lemon juice can cause irritation.
  • Use organic raw honey. Processed honey often contains artificial preservatives that can harm your skin texture.

Takeaway Tips:

  • Turmeric is a proved wonder spice and has hundreds of clinical importance
  • Curcumin one of the powerful compounds that can be found in turmeric has been shown to have potent therapeutic healing properties.
  • Curcumin has powerful, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties.
  • If you are using supplement curcumin, use it cautiously, over consumption can lead to overdose symptoms. Better to take your curcumin as turmeric.

Your Experience:

Have you used turmeric to treat acne? We would love to hear about your experience .Share your good or bad experiences with us in the comment section below. If you have any query related to acne, feel free to ask us.


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  1. Turmeric was also proven to reduce oily skin by 24.76%, in one study. This occurred after three months of daily topical application. So turmeric should be a miracle for clogged pores and acne, if you apply it regularly.

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