Benefits of turmeric for the face

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM


Turmeric is a type of important Indian spice, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, which is the name of the plant from which it is extracted. Turmeric grows in India and several countries in Southeast Asia. Turmeric is extracted from the dried roots and then crushed, it is yellow in color, and it is also used in cooking to color and flavor food . Turmeric has many benefits, because it contains proteins and sugars, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and some studies have also indicated that it can help treat pancreatic cancer. It delays diabetes, improves the body’s ability to digest fats , reduces gas and bloating, and treats multiple skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. [1]

Benefits of turmeric for the face

Spices - especially turmeric - help treat acne, psoriasis, stretch marks, and skin pigmentation, as it contains antioxidants that improve skin health . The benefits of turmeric for the face are summarized as follows: [1]

Treatment of Psoriasis

Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties that treat psoriasis, and it also reduces levels of proinflammatory cytokine. The method is: [1]

  • the ingredients:
    • Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
    • Little water.
    • A piece of gauze.
  • How to use:
    • Gradually mix turmeric with water to get a paste.
    • Apply a thin layer of the paste to the affected areas.
    • Cover with gauze and leave overnight.
    • The gauze is removed the next morning.
    • Wash off with warm water.

Acne Treatment

Turmeric contains antibacterial properties that treat acne , as well as anti-inflammatory properties that treat inflammation caused by pimples. Turmeric can be used as a cleanser for oily skin and for treating acne by using it with milk , as they contain properties that help treat acne and dry skin. The method is: [1]

  • the ingredients:
    • A teaspoon of turmeric.
    • Three tablespoons of milk.
    • Two tablespoons of flour.
    • A few drops of honey .
  • How to use:
    • Mix the ingredients together well.
    • Put a thin layer of the mixture on the face.
    • Leave to dry for twenty minutes.
    • Wash it with water and apply a suitable moisturizer.
  • Another way to treat acne with turmeric and chickpea flour: Turmeric contains antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help make the skin healthy and glowing. And chickpea flour cleanses the skin and absorbs excess oils from it, thus preventing the appearance of acne. The method is: [2]
    • the ingredients:
      • A teaspoon of turmeric powder.
      • Two to three tablespoons of plain yogurt (unflavored and whey-free).
      • Two teaspoons of chickpea flour.
      • Lemon juice (optional).
    • How to prepare:
      • Mix the ingredients well to get a homogeneous paste.
      • Distribute the mixture evenly on the face using a makeup brush .
      • Leave the turmeric mask on the face until it dries completely.
      • Peel the mask off the skin using the fingers moistened with water.
      • Rinse off the face.
      • Repeat the turmeric mask once a week.

Burn treatment

Turmeric contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe burns and prevent swelling, by mixing turmeric with other oils, and applying the mixture to the affected areas of the skin. [1]

Reducing skin pigmentation marks

Turmeric contains bleaching properties that treat skin pigmentation and prevent infection. The method is: [1]

  • the ingredients:
    • A teaspoon of turmeric powder.
    • A pinch of lemon juice .
  • How to use:
    • Mix the ingredients together.
    • Apply the mixture to the affected area.
    • Leave it on for twenty minutes, taking into account not to be exposed to sunlight for at least an hour, so it is preferable to use this method before showering.
    • Wash with cold water.
    • Use once daily.

Peeling skin

Turmeric helps exfoliate the skin by rubbing it to remove dead skin cells. The method is: [1]

  • the ingredients:
    • A tablespoon of turmeric.
    • A tablespoon of water , apple cider vinegar or rose water.
  • How to use:
    • Mix the ingredients together.
    • Apply to the skin with a gentle massage.
    • Leave for fifteen minutes.
    • Rinse well with water and leave to dry, and a suitable detergent can be used if the yellow color remains.
    • Use twice every week.

Reducing imperfections and moisturizing the skin

Honey contains ingredients that moisturize the skin and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne, and honey heals acne scars and makes the skin smooth. As for coconut oil, it contains anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties to keep blemish and scar-free youthful skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid, which removes dead skin cells, delays signs of aging, and helps maintain the pH level in the skin. The method is: [3]

  • the ingredients:
    • One to three teaspoons of organic turmeric powder.
    • A tablespoon of non-whey yogurt.
    • A teaspoon of natural honey.
    • A teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil.
  • How to prepare:
    • Separate the whey from the yogurt to use in this mixture, by placing it in a cloth, and hanging it over a bowl for 3-4 hours.
    • Wash the face and dry it with the cat.
    • The ingredients are mixed well to obtain a smooth, smooth and lump-free paste.
    • Apply turmeric mask to the face with clean fingers, or with a makeup brush.
    • Leave the mask on the face for 15 minutes.
    • Rinse off with lukewarm water.
    • Repeat the mask once a week.

Using turmeric to combat wrinkles

Wrinkles are formed due to the thinning of the outer layer of the skin with age, as the skin begins to lose its elasticity, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles. In what follows, we will mention how to naturally treat wrinkles: [4]

  • Curd and turmeric: This mask helps prevent wrinkles, to get clear skin free of impurities. The method is: [4]
    • the ingredients:
      • A little turmeric.
      • A tablespoon of curd.
    • How to prepare:
      • Mix the two components together, and put the mixture on the face.
      • Leave it to dry for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.


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  2. "How to Make a Turmeric Face Mask for Glowing and Acne-Free Skin" , , Retrieved 16-6-2018. Edited.
  3. "DIY Turmeric Face Mask to Treat Acne, Wrinkles, Scars and Dark Circles" , , Retrieved 16-6-2018. Edited.
  4. ^ A b "5 Natural Facial Packs To Fight Wrinkles !" , , Retrieved 16-6-2018. Edited.