How to use Turmeric for Skin Care

Turmeric seems to have no problem in assimilating with all skin types. Moreover, it never hesitates to fight against most common skin problems. That is why, it can be used in almost all mask recipes. Do keep the clay mask away though! Many believe that the best friends of turmeric are lemon juice and honey. We take a look at how their combination should be used.

With lemon juice:
It is claimed that lemon juice along with turmeric relieves hyper pigmentation. To know if it is true, I once made a mask recipe by adding lemon juice to turmeric paste. I applied to my sun damaged area. The result was not good. Lemon juice is naturally acidic. Thus, it gave a slight amount of tingling sensation in my skin. However, next time, when I added water to the mixture the problem departed. As for hyperpigmentation, I did not notice any change in it. But I still believe that continues use of the lemon and turmeric mixture will have some impact over it. Many people actually claim that they have seen good result from it.

With raw honey:
Turmeric mixed in honey and water is quite an effective medication for the weak skin. The truth is that both turmeric and honey have antibacterial properties. Perhaps, that is why, their mixture worked better in reducing the acne I had. Interestingly, the effectiveness of the honey was usually felt right after washing off the mask from my face. The elasticity and PH balance of the skin turned better. Apparently, those who have dry skin will find the friendship of honey and turmeric most suitable.

With other mask recipes:
As mentioned before, turmeric can be added to just about any mask recipes. So do not come to conclusion that you need to always use lemon and honey to get maximum benefit from it. However, keep the amount of turmeric low in your mask recipe in order to avoid the yellow stain.

Be careful while buying a pack of turmeric. Read its label before paying for it. I actually found a research report that stated that India’s branded turmeric powder contains unhealthy artificial coloring. So I will say that it is actually best to look for the ingredient in solid form. Just see its picture below. 

One of my Indian friends recommended me to go for it. Unfortunately, it seems that majority of the stores just do not have it. As far as I know, even in Thailand, use of turmeric in cooking is prevalent. So you might be able to find this ingredient in Thai stores.

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  1. No problem:).
    That's a good question. After you wash it off your face won't have its smell. Just make the paste a bit watery. Then you will not have to stand the turmeric smell.

  2. Turmeric doesnt give a smell but it does stain the skin, so use it in moderate quantities.

  3. Yep, it does a little bit. I just have a sharp nose:).

  4. Thanks for the info recently The Doctors mention using Turmeric with pineapple juice for under eye circles what do you think on that? I don't know how much of each to use and they didn't sat how long to keep it on.

    1. Hi Donna,
      The normal claim is that pineapple juice fights wrinkles and exfoliates skin. I haven't done the experiment to find out how true it is. But that mixture of plain pineapple juice with turmeric will definitely give you severe irritation under your eyes. Try adding water to it. I will think that less than half pinch of turmeric powder, 2 drops of the juice and 4 drops of water will be less acidic. Do the test on a small area before heading for the full on application.


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