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How To Use Turmeric For A Healthy And Glowing Skin


Sucharitha V

Updated At  28 Sep 17



Turmeric is a natural spice which has been used in India since ages to have healthy and radiant skin! Curcumin is the main compound in turmeric, which soothes your skin and keeps it healthy.

Some of the benefits of using turmeric on your skin are:

- It can regulate your skin’s oil production

- It can help your skin defy ageing

- It has calming effects on skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea

- It can treat your skin from sun damage

- It can treat acne and acne scars

 

It’s no wonder that it’s used by brides all over India, before their wedding for that perfect glow! It has so many beneficial properties that just a pinch of turmeric goes a long way!

If you want to know how to incorporate turmeric in your skincare regimen, then here is a list of simple and effective ways to use it for your skin.

 

1. Turmeric for acne scars

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Use turmeric and lemon to banish those acne marks!

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

How to use: Mix these ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply it on your acne scars. Wash off with water after 15 minutes. Ensure that your skin is protected by sunsreen when you step out in the sun, after using this treatment.

Frequency: Use this at night twice a week

Why it works: Turmeric and Lemon has vitamin C which helps in lightening acne scars. Turmeric has properties that will help your skin get rid of blemishes and brighten your skin.

  

2. Turmeric for tan removal


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If you want to remove your stubborn sun tan, all you need is turmeric and milk!

Ingredients: Half a teaspoon of turmeric and 2 teaspoons of milk

How to use: Mix these two ingredients together and apply an even layer on your face. Leave it on for 1 hour and then wash it off with water.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week.

Why it works: Turmeric has properties that can remove sun tan and brighten your skin. Milk has Vitamin B12 and lactic acid which has lightening properties. Both of these ingredients mixed together can remove sun tan effectively.

 

3. Turmeric for dry skin

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Treat your dry skin with this nourishing face mask!

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of yogurt, ¼ of avocado pulp

How to use: Mash the avocado pulp and mix these ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes with cold water.

Frequency: Use this mask twice a week.

Why it works: Turmeric has potassium and magnesium which would moisturise your skin and keep your skin youthful. Yogurt has lactic acid which can brighten your skin. Avocado can deeply nourish your skin and keep it soft.

 

4. Turmeric for acne


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Say bye to acne with this powerful neem and turmeric face mask!

Ingredients: A handful of Neem leaves and half a teaspoon of turmeric

How to use: Blend the neem leaves until it forms a paste. Mix it with turmeric and apply it on your face. Let it rest for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week.

Why it works: Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to treat acne because it has the ability to destroy acne causing bacteria. Neem is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties which is effective in dealing with acne.

 

5. Turmeric for oily skin

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Keep your skin oil free by using this effective face mask!

Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and 2 teaspoons of rose water

How to use: Mix these ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 30 minutes with cold water.

Frequency: Use this mask twice a week.

Why it works: Turmeric is highly beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of excess oil and opens clogged pores. Rose water has soothing properties and it can tighten your skin and keep it supple. Sandalwood powder has properties that can shrink your pores and prevent blackheads.

 

6. Turmeric for anti-ageing


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Achieve youthful and toned skin with this turmeric and honey face mask!

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of raw honey and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

How to use: Mix these ingredients together and apply an even layer on your face. Wash it off after 1 hour with cold water.

Frequency: Use this mask twice a week.

Why it works: Turmeric has antioxidants such as B vitamins that can prevent wrinkles and fine lines. It can also boost the process of cell regeneration leading to youthful and supple skin. Honey has properties that can repair your skin and prevent ageing.

 

7. Turmeric for Pigmentation

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If you are tired of uneven skin tone, then use this brightening face mask!

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of gram flour, ½ turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

How to use: Mix these ingredients together until it forms a paste and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 30 minutes with cold water.

Frequency: Use this face mask twice a week.
Why it works: The bleaching properties of turmeric can treat skin pigmentation. Gram flour also has properties that can brighten your skin and keep it radiant.

 

Well, this was our list of some of the most effective ways to use turmeric for your skin! Try out these methods and see which one is your favourite!




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