10 Simple Ways Of Using Turmeric To Cure Pimples June 9, 2017

Turmeric is truly a magic spice. It not only adds better flavor and color to your food but comes with a host of medicinal properties as well. In this article, we will talk about how you can use this spice to get rid of those annoying pimples.

When it comes to improving complexion and fighting common skin problems like acne, pimples, and dark spots, turmeric is a key ingredient used in Ayurveda. Among these problems, pimples are something that bothers a majority of the population. It is a major area of worry for both teenagers and adults.

Pimples crop up when the skin pores get clogged and infected, and turmeric is a great cure for most infections because of its antimicrobial properties. Turmeric powder for pimples actually helps by removing the excess oil and destroying the bacteria. It is also an excellent antioxidant, which helps in treating pimples and the inflammation caused by them (1).

Here is a quick guide to help you know the ways in which you can use turmeric for treating pimples.

How To Use Turmeric To Cure Pimples

  1. Honey And Turmeric
  2. Yogurt And Turmeric
  3. Neem Leaves And Turmeric
  4. Lemon And Turmeric
  5. Besan And Turmeric
  6. Sandalwood And Turmeric
  7. Neem Leaves And Turmeric
  8. Aloe Vera And Turmeric
  9. Turmeric With Olive Oil
  10. Eating Raw Turmeric

Simple Methods Of Using Turmeric For Pimples

1. Honey And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
Procedure
  1. Mix the honey and turmeric together to get a thick paste.
  2. Use this as a spot treatment or all over your face (increase quantities accordingly). Apply the paste on the pimple affected area.
  3. Leave it on for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Rinse with water.
Number Of Repetitions

Do this once every day until you get the desired results

Precautions

If you have never used turmeric before, ensure that you conduct a patch test prior to using the remedy.

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2. Yogurt And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (curd)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  1. Blend the turmeric well in the yogurt and apply this on the affected area.
  2. Rinse after 15 minutes.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this 3-4 times in a week.

Precautions

If you are allergic to dairy products, do not use this remedy.

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3. Neem Leaves And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 10-12 neem leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  1. Boil the neem leaves and then grind them.
  2. Add the turmeric powder to this and mix well.
  3. Apply this paste on the acne and let the pack dry naturally for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse with cool water.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat the application of this acne mask twice a week.

Precautions

Use a little water to boil and grind the neem leaves. The paste that you get should not be too runny.

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4. Lemon And Turmeric For Treating Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply carefully on the affected area.
  2. Keep it on for 10-12 minutes and then wash it off.
Number Of Repetitions

Do this once every day for best results.

Precautions

If you have sensitive skin, add some rose water or milk to reduce the acidity of the lemon juice.

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5. Besan And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons besan (gram flour)
  • 2-3 teaspoons rose water or yogurt
Procedure
  1. Mix the turmeric, gram flour and rose water well until you form a thick paste and apply it on a clean face.
  2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat this twice a week.

Precautions

Do not use yogurt as the binding agent if you are sensitive to milk and milk products.

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6. Sandalwood And Turmeric To Remove Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Rose water
Procedure
  1. Take sandalwood powder and turmeric in a bowl and make a paste using the rose water.
  2. Apply this on your pimples.
  3. Leave this for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this mask for pimples twice a week

Precautions

None

[ Read: Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight ]

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7. Milk And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Cotton ball
Procedure
  1. Mix the turmeric in the milk and apply on the affected area using the cotton ball.
  2. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse.
Number Of Repetitions

Use this every alternate day.

Precautions

Do not use this remedy if you are allergic to milk.

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8. Aloe Vera And Turmeric For Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from the center of an aloe vera leaf.
  2. To this, add the turmeric powder and mix well.
  3. Apply this on the acne affected area and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using regular water.
Number Of Repetitions

You can repeat this every day or every alternate day.

Precautions

None

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9. Turmeric With Olive Oil To Cure Pimples

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Few drops of virgin olive oil
Procedure
  1. Add the olive oil to the turmeric and mix lightly.
  2. Apply on the pimples.
  3. Keep it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
Number Of Repetitions

Repeat this once every day.

Precautions

None

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10. Eating Raw Turmeric For Acne

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Ingredients
  • A glass of milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
Procedure
  1. Add the turmeric to the milk and bring it to a boil.
  2. Drink while it is still warm.
Number Of Repetitions

Drink this every day before going to bed.

Precautions

None

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Before you use any of these remedies, there are certain things you must know about turmeric face masks for pimples

  • Turmeric face mask may lead to redness in the skin for a few people. So, be careful and do not leave the mask on for more than 15-20 minutes.
  • Overusing it may burn your skin, so use moderate quantity of turmeric every day.
  • Turmeric may also give a yellow tinge to your skin. Make sure you wash it off properly using a cleansing lotion or a toner.
  • If your skin is dry and dehydrated, replace water with milk to get a softer looking skin.
  • Ditch your face wash and cleanser. When you use turmeric pack or mask, the antibacterial properties of turmeric clean your face effectively.

The benefits of turmeric for skin issues are many. Pimples can be easily treated and gotten rid of with the remedies listed above. All you need to do is go through your kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator for the ingredients. We hope this article has answered all your questions about turmeric’s usage for pimples.

Go ahead and make turmeric your secret beauty weapon against pimples.

If you liked this article and the tips shared in here, do leave a comment in the box below. Thank you.

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  • Nimrata

    I love using turmeric powder as a facial mask! It works wonders! its simply mix turmeric powder & water into a paste and apply it to clean face until it dries. The mask kind of burns. so I’m not sure if this is because I only mix it straight up with water. It also smells a bit strong but it doesn’t really bother me anymore. so guys do try this :) thanks for sharing article :)

    • Akruti

      Glad you liked the article Nimrata :) as for the burning sensation, it is because you mix it directly with water. A word of caution here though, using too much turmeric may leave rashes on your face. It must be used in moderate quantity. Try adding rose water to get rid of the strong odour. Thanks for your comment :)

  • http://www.tipsfornaturalbeauty.com/ Dima Al Mahsiri

    This is a well informative article about turmeric, thanks !

  • KB

    Thank you! Very informative. I am aiming to include turmeric in many of my facial moisturizers & whatnot. I discovered turmeric as a pain reliever for hemorrhoids that I developed as a result of the narcotics I take due to my incurable painful neurological condition. In case you’re (or anyone else is interested) one part turmeric, one part coconut oil is a good pain reliever when applied topically for hemorrhoids :)

  • tina1

    is this good fr sensitive skin?

  • Dee

    Can you use milk instead of water. Should it be paste or watery? And should I do this morning and night every day.

    • randomcommenter

      i heard it stains ur skin yellow a little

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Dee, turmeric can be used in various ways to cure pimples. Turmeric and milk may not work well together well on all skin types for removal of pimples. However you can mix turmeric with rose water to make a paste and apply it on the affected area. The paste should be too watery and you can apply this at any time of day or night as per your convenience.

  • http://www.google.com smriti

    pimples comes on my cheeks only and it look weird on my face….please somebody suggest me something

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      The best and proven method to get rid of pimple is to apply toothpaste on the affected area. It helps in reducing the pimples quickly. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel. Try this method before going to bed.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks Amit, for the appreciation and for sharing your experience with us!!