7 Effective Ways to Use Turmeric for Acne

Try these amazing ways to use turmeric for acne and pimples with all natural ingredients.

Waking up to find acne or a pimple on your face is so upsetting and frustrating. Turmeric is said to give you glowing skin and also reduce acne and prevent pimples. Turmeric also is known as Haldi has been used since old times to cure skin conditions. It is anti-bacterial in nature and also helps to lighten your skin tone and treat blemishes.

Turmeric is helpful due to the bio active component named curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties proving beneficial to your skin. Here are some of the ways you can use turmeric for acne and pimples.

Different Ways to Use Turmeric for Acne & Pimples:

1. Turmeric and Neem

Turmeric is known for its anti-bacterial and cleansing properties. Neem is a fungus fighter that helps in reducing acne. Mixing the two ingredients, neem and turmeric for acne together can be very helpful.

How to Use:

Take about 10-12 neem leaves and boil them. After boiling, grind them in a processor. Add little turmeric powder to the neem mixture and mix it together. Apply the combined mixture on your face and leave it on for about 20-25 minutes and then wash your face with cold water and wipe your face gently with a flannel or a cloth. Repeat this method for about twice a week to get results and reduce acne.

2. Turmeric and Honey

Acne is caused by bacteria known as ‘Propionibacterium acnes‘. Some studies have found that honey can inhibit the growth of this bacteria and also honey helps in moisturizing and provide hydration to the skin. Honey and turmeric for acne is a great way to treat them.

How to Use:

Take 1 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of honey and mix them together to get a thick paste. Apply this mixture on the area affected with acne or you can apply it also over your face as well. Leave this on for about 10-12 minutes and then rinse with water. You can use this remedy multiple times in a week to get the desired results.

3. Turmeric and Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid and this helps in giving a mild exfoliating effect on the skin. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help in preventing breakouts of acne and also helps you give a glowing and healthy skin. Yogurt added with turmeric might help in accelerating the healing of acne.

How to Use:

Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and 2 tablespoons of yogurt (curd). Mix these two ingredients together until it combines well and then apply it to your pimples/ acne. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with water. You can use this method three to four times a week to get the desired and effective results.

4. Turmeric and Lemon

Lemon being acidic in nature, it has an astringent effect on the skin, and also helps lighten scars, pigmentation, and spots left by acne. Turmeric’s medicinal properties help heal acne and make your skin complexion better.

How to Use:

Take 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric. Mix these together and apply it on your pimples or dark spots. Leave it on for 10- 12 minutes. Wash it off with regular water. You can try this method regularly to reduce pimples effectively.

5. Turmeric and Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is a very helpful home remedy for many skin conditions and also helps in healing acne faster.  The combination of turmeric and aloe vera will help in keeping skin healthy as well as heal the pimples quicker.

How to Use:

Take half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl. You can get aloe vera gel in stores or you can just extract the gel from the center of the aloe vera leaf. Mix it together until it combines well and apply the mixture on your pimples and affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water after. You can try using this method every alternate day to get results.

6. Turmeric and Besan (Gram Flour)

Besan (Gram Flour) helps in cleansing and exfoliating your skin. It also helps in reducing the excess sebum in your pores which can prove helpful in healing acne and preventing pimples.

How to Use:

Take 1 teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoons of besan, and 2-3 teaspoon of water or rose water or yogurt in a mixing bowl and mix these ingredients together to form a combined mush and apply this paste on your pimples and the affected area. Leave it on for 13-18 minutes and then wash it off with water. You can try using this method twice a week to get results.

7. Turmeric and Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps in managing acne as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies proved that applying cinnamon on acne has helped improve the area of skin affected by acne.

How to Use:

Take 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix the powders together and then add 1 teaspoon of water or rose water. Apply this mixture on the area affected with acne. Leave it on till it dries and then washes it off with water. You can use this method regularly until your acne and pimples heal and go away.

These are some of the ways you can use turmeric for acne and pimples using all natural ingredients available at the ease of your home. Let me know in the comments if you try any of these remedies and also don’t forget to share your thoughts or suggestions down below… I would love to hear from you…

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