Turmeric Face Pack: Benefits And How To Use

Written by Sucharita Mishra

Turmeric has long been used in Indian society as a food colorant. However, there are many benefits one can get by using turmeric as a skincare ingredient. From making your skin radiant to fighting acne breakouts, turmeric can do it all. If you are interested in using turmeric on your face but are unsure how, we are here to help. Keep reading to know how you may use turmeric on your face and its potential benefits.

Is Turmeric Good For Skin?

Since ancient times, Indians have been using turmeric for their dietary and cosmetic purposes. Turmeric offers various benefits. In addition to using turmeric as a raw ingredient in a skincare routine, many skin care products also include it as their core ingredient.

The reason turmeric is so favored by many as a good skincare ingredient is its characteristic compound called curcumin. This compound possesses important anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (1).

In the next section, we have discussed the benefits turmeric can offer for your skin.

Benefits Of Using Turmeric On Face

1. May Boost Natural Skin Glow

Turmeric possesses strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed the spice may boost skin glow (2).

2. May Stop Facial Hair Growth

Some research suggests that turmeric may result in the breakdown of hair follicles on the face, thereby stunting facial growth (3). However, more research is warranted in this regard. Though using turmeric for removing facial hair may not be as effective as waxing or shaving, it sure could be safer and less harsh.

3. May Help Treat Psoriasis

In mouse studies, curcumin was found to help treat psoriasis (4). This may be the result of curcumin’s strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. May Help Treat Acne

The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties of turmeric may help treat acne (5).

5. May Offer UV Protection

The antioxidant properties of turmeric may help treat sunburns and also offer protection against the harmful UV rays, exposure to which may cause cancer, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (6).

In the next section, we will look at how you can make a turmeric face packs at home.

How To Make Turmeric Face Packs At Home?

1. Gram Flour, Sandalwood, And Turmeric Pack

Gram flour is believed to be a good exfoliant that may help remove dead skin cells from your face. Sandalwood (and its oil) may help protect against skin cancer (7).

What You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons of gram flour
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of sandalwood
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Add some water to get a fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do it twice a week.

2. Milk, Almond, And Turmeric Pack

Anecdotal evidence suggests that milk helps slow down the signs of aging. Meanwhile, almonds are known for skin rejuvenating benefits (8).

What You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of almond powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once a week.

3. Yogurt And Turmeric Pack

The lactic acid in yogurt may exfoliate the skin (9). Yogurt, along with turmeric, may also enhance one’s complexion.

What You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of fuller’s earth
  • 2 teaspoon of rose water
  • ½ a spoon of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste evenly all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this once a week.

4. Aloe Vera And Turmeric Pack

Aloe vera has antioxidant properties (10). These may enhance skin health and protect it from environmental aggressors.

What You Need
  • 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth
  • 1 teaspoon of yogurt
  • ½ a teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the pack all over your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse your face with cool water.
  4. Alternately, you can also use the aloe vera gel available on the market. However, fresh gel is way better than commercially packaged products.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this twice a week.

5. Turmeric, Cornstarch, And Honey Pack

Honey is a natural antioxidant (11). Some believe it may also make the skin glow. Cornstarch works as a binding agent and keeps the mask in place.

What You Will Need
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add water to make a fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste evenly all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the mask with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this once a week.

6. The Ultimate Turmeric Facepack For Radiant Skin

This face pack is the holy grail of face packs. It contains everything that could make your skin glow and feel fresh.

What You Will Need
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ½ a teaspoon of almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • Powdered oats or gram flour
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the pack over the face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove it with a warm cloth and splash cold water on your face.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this once a month.

While there are no known side effects of using turmeric on your face, you need to keep some points in mind.

Precautions To Be Taken While Applying Turmeric Face Packs

  • Make sure to use turmeric in little quantities and only a few times a week. Turmeric may stain your skin and turn it yellow.
  • Use fresh ingredients to achieve optimum results.
  • Keep an eye out for the amount of lemon juice you use. Excess lemon juice may sting your skin and dry it out.

Conclusion

Turmeric has long been used as the main ingredient for many skin care regimes, and rightfully so. It can be combined with multiple ingredients and promotes skin health when used regularly. The packs listed in this post are easy on your pocket and easy to prepare. More importantly, they are free of any additives or chemicals. Start using them today and see yourself transforming into a gorgeous you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can turmeric whiten skin?

The antioxidant properties of turmeric may help in brightening your skin.

Can we use turmeric face packs daily?

No, turmeric face packs are not recommended to use daily as they may stain your face.

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Sucharita Mishra has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and specializes in writing on Health and Wellness. She has worked on determining various heavy metals present in green tea for her Master’s dissertation at CSIR- CFTRI, Mysuru. After completing her degree, Sucharita decided to pursue her passion for writing. She is addicted to all things black and aspires to become a bat one day.