One of India's most loved spice, turmeric really needs no introduction. For ages, it has been used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines due to its amazing properties.
Not just for our health, we have been using turmeric or haldi for our skincare for the longest time now.
Acne is one of the most common skin issues we all face. Even after trying multiple remedies, if you haven't been able to treat this skin problem then here is how turmeric can help you get rid of it.
Turmeric For Acne
Turmeric has curcumin which is known to have anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties which fight the free radicals in the skin which lead to skin damage and lead to conditions like acne. Also, it has anti-bacterial properties which fight bacteria and give you clear skin.
How To Use Raw Turmeric To Treat Acne?
Turmeric And Sandalwood Powder
In a bowl add 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Add some milk or water and mix well to make a paste. Apply it on the affected area or all over your face and let it dry naturally. Wash with normal water and pat dry. This can be repeated once or twice a week.
Turmeric And Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has moisturising properties which soothe acne-prone skin. In a bowl, add 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder to the acne area. Keep for 15 minutes and then wash. For best results, you can use this pack 2-3 times.
Turmeric, Honey, And Yogurt
Another cooling and moisturising face mask for your acne-prone skin, this one works well and gives you fresh-looking skin. Mix 2 tbsp curd or yogurt, 1 tsp honey, and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients well and make a paste. Apply it over your face and neck for 10 10-15 minutes and then wash with cold water.
Turmeric And Lemon Juice
If your problem is the old acne scars then here is one way you can use raw turmeric to reduce their appearance. Take 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and mix it with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Mix the two together and make a smooth paste. Apply it to the old acne scars. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash with cold water.
Turmeric, Besan, And Rose Water
Gram flour is another natural ingredient that can treat acne. In a bowl, add 1 tbsp of besan or gram flour, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, and rose water and make a paste. Apply this paste all over your face and neck, keep for 20 minutes and then wash.
Turmeric And Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is great for acne-prone skin. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral properties which fight the bacteria causing acne.
In a bowl, add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 2 drops of tea tree essential oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel. Mix all the ingredients well and apply on the affected acne area for a few minutes till it naturally dries. Wash with warm water. This can be repeated 2-3 times a week.
Make sure you do a patch test on your hand before using any of these packs on your face directly. For more such beauty related stories, stay tuned!