Friday, 30 May 2014

Turmeric For Acne | How To Use Turmeric For Acne & Acne Scars

 

Turmeric paste is an amazing ingredient to use for acne & acne scars, as they fight off the acne causing bacteria and has amazing health benefits for skin and face. Acne is one of the major cause for teenage stress. Acne affects both younger and older people alike, leaving us depressed and frustrated. Nowadays we get loads of on the counter medicines and lotions for acne and they are increasing day by day. Most of these creams have side effects like skin peeling, discoloration, sensitivity to sun, etc. We also can't use these products for a long time, as most of them contain steroids. If the condition is mild, you can safely and quickly treat it at home without leaving any scars on the skin. This recipe is made with fresh turmeric paste, as I feel it is very effective for treating acne. You can also use organic turmeric powder instead of the turmeric paste. This recipe also has got tulsi leaves/holy basil leaves. You can also use black tulsi commonly called "Krishna Tulsi" instead of green tulsi leaves/ holy basil leaves in the recipe. Turmeric and tulsi are a magic combination for acne and treats acne very quickly. Along with this mask, if you consume turmeric internally it will give good relief very soon. I used fresh tulsi leaves, but you can also use tulsi powder that you get in the markets instead of the fresh tulsi leaves. To make the recipe, first make a turmeric paste by rubbing turmeric on a coarse stone till you have enough paste. Take fresh tulsi leaves and grind it into a fine paste using boiled water in a mortar and pestle till you get a smooth paste. Add the turmeric paste to it and mix well to a smooth paste. To use, apply a thin coating of this mixture on the face, wait for 10 to 15 minutes before washing off. Continue using it for few days regularly. Regular use of this paste also reduces the scars left by acne. This paste can be refrigerated and used for 2 to 3 days. Please don't be afraid of trying this mask thinking that it will stain your skin, because once you wash your face with a mild soap it completely goes away. If you are using powders, mix it fresh everyday and make sure to buy good quality powders. This paste can be used to treat acne anywhere on the skin.

 


 METHOD:
1.  Rub turmeric onto a coarse stone, till you get enough turmeric paste.


2. These are fresh tulsi leaves/ holy basil leaves.


3. Grind tulsi leaves/ holy basil leaves in a mortar and pestle to a smooth paste along with little boiled water.


4. Add the turmeric paste to it and grind everything well together and apply on the affected area.


NOTES:
  • Try to use fresh ingredients for best results.
  • You can store the left over paste in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
  • Use continuously everyday, till acne clears and then use it weekly twice.

48 comments:

  1. Dear Ramya, I liked this recipe very much and I want to use this recipe for making "coconut oil boiled with turmeric and tulsi leaves mixture"....Same as you have shown in making "coconut oil with turmeric" for massaging girl babies.
    Can I make the same as using this recipe i.e adding extra tulsi leaves paste while boiling the coconut oil?
    i have made the coconut oil adding turmeric paste before. and I am using it for my acne on face. So after reading your this recipe, I thought I will add fresh tulsi leaves paste also into the boiling the coconut oil along with the fresh turmeric root paste so that the coconut oil will get the extracts from both the turmeric as well as the tulsi leaves.
    I don't want to make the fresh paste as shown by you above here as I fell it has be mae daily fresh and I don't have that much time as I have a small baby at home. So can you please tell me whether I can use this recipe for making coconut oil with turmeric and tulsi leaves?
    Also I want to know-
    1. whether I can use fresh turmeric roots instead of organic dry turmeric roots...as I feel dry turmeric roots will get more time to give its paste.
    2. can I grind the fresh turmeric roots in mixer without using water as the fresh turmeric roots will have the water content in it?
    3. in the same mixer, can I grind the fresh tulsi leaves and make its paste?
    4. and then can I add both the turmer as well as the tulsi leaves paste while coconut oil is boiling?
    5. please tell me how much of fresh turmeric roots and how much of fresh tulsi leaves I have to use for making its paste for adding into boiling coconut oil.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. I am making the same recipe as you said above, thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I love natural remedies.
    Please reply back with your tips and suggestions.
    God bless.

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  2. Hi,
    You can use this recipe for making the oil, which I feel is a very good idea. Fresh turmeric root can be substituted for dry turmeric. Grinding the turmeric without water will actually prevent the oil from spoiling sooner. You can also grind the tulsi leaves like you mentioned. For a cup of oil, take around 1/4 cup of tulsi leaves and 1 big fresh turmeric root and make the oil.

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  3. Hi! Thus it have to be hot water???

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  4. Hi Rachel,
    Just regular temperature water will do. If the turmeric is very hard to rub on the stone, you can soak it in hot water for a few minutes. It will make it easy to rub into a paste.....

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  5. will it work if I just use powder form of everything and make it into a paste with coconut oil?

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  6. Hi, I have not tried with powders, but if they are of good quality, I am sure they will work too...

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  7. Can you infuse it with coconut oil and use it when it hardens?

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    1. Hi Cheryl, You can infuse it but I don't think it will be as effective as the fresh paste....

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  8. Great remedy! Loved your mortar and pestel where did you get it in Coimbatore?

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    1. It is actually a very old weighing stone...:)

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  9. How long do I leave the mask on?

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    1. Leave it on till the mask dries completely....

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  10. I've kasturi manjal! How can I get rid off of acnes? iS the turmeric you mentioned is wild turmeric ?

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    1. I used ordinary turmeric but kasturi manjal will work well too, try this remedy regularly to get rid of acne.....

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  11. I took cooking turmeric powder in the pantry mixed it with water to make a paste and applied on pimple above chest area. Maybe I applied too much? It wasn't sticking to the skin so I kept applying more and more paste.

    Left it on overnight. Maybe I should have washed it as soon as it dried not overnight. The pimple diminished but the area became very sensitive to Heat especially hot sun and even heat from hot clothes out of the dryer placed on skin...any heat for past few months.

    I have no idea how to cool the area off to soothe it so it's not sensitive and burning when exposed to heat but remains cool and heat tolerant. I have used turmeric on skin before on the face but I think chest area is more sensitive and applied too much. How to permanently cool down the area and what is the correct amount to use so it doesn't burn? I don't know what else I did wrong please inform.

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  12. And I left it on overnight I didn't wash it after it dried so maybe I left it on for too long. And I perhaps used too much but it wasn't sticking on the skin which is why I put more on. Anyhow it has be burning up for sometime....and I'm scared to go out into hot sun for few months now...

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  13. I didn't have thulasi I just used the cooking turmeric powder...

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    1. I leave turmeric on my skin overnight (if I have blemishes) and I never had this issue. I think the turmeric powder has a bit of chilli powder mixed in it, because usually many grind turmeric in the same machine that they grind red chillies. But I am surprised it has been going on for months. But don't worry, take pure sandalwood paste and apply it on the area, it will be alright soon....

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    2. i just noticed that on many spices i buy there is a preservative in them called sodium sulfate or something. could it be this is also in the tumeric though not stated and this is what caused the burning? i didn't know spices had preservatives like curry powder, garam masala etc. it usually should be free from this but they're adding it...(Sodium sulfate is the sodium salt of sulfuric acid)

      your chili idea sounds possible too because they use same grinder for it....

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  14. Hi Ramya,
    how much turmeric 500 mg pills do i have to take for acnee? some say 4 pills/day others say 2-3 pills. i use turmeric powder organic with honey and yogurt paste for 2 days now but i don-t see any good changes; on the contrary today i woke up with more acne, so i thought to take turmeric pills too, i found jarrows ones , is it ok?

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    1. Hi, I have never used turmeric pills as we regularly use turmeric in all our dishes so I am not very familiar with the dosage. I use turmeric regularly for external application if I have breakouts, I make paste out of organic turmeric using water and apply it over the spots, I find it miraculously much smaller the next day itself. Next time try applying only turmeric paste instead of mixing it with honey and see whether you notice a positive change....

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    2. Hi, i just bought tulsi/tulasi powder but it says that may contain traces of sesame and nuts, shall i use it or not? I want to use one day turmeric + honey+yoghurt and the other day turmeric+tulsi , every day is it ok? I only let it on for 20 min i'm afraid to let it more because of stains

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    3. I am surprised that sesame seeds and nuts are added into tulsi powder! I would suggest using only pure tulsi leaf powder, better still make your own at home and store in the refrigerator. The packs you suggested are okay and usually even everyday use with these ingredients for years causes no harm. See how your skin feels after using these packs daily for a week or two and if you fell your skin feels good, continue using it...

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    4. hi again Ramya, im on 4th week with turmeric-yougurt and very little honey but they still come out. i noticed that if i put a very thin layer is ok but if i put a thick layer when i wash it in 30 min they already form new ones. why is that? you know? i also use a regime only with fruits and seeds for almost 3 moths now, i hope that will clean my inside body and cure this horrible desease.

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    5. Hi, I have never experienced this problem with turmeric at all, even if I use a very thick layer. But each one of us react differently to herbs and I am not sure why you are breaking out after using a thick layer of turmeric. A small suggestion: Try making your own turmeric paste and use it without honey and see how your skin reacts to it....

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    6. Hi, i tried to use just powder with boiled water but they do not form a paste so now i combine just yoghurt and turmeric powder but is the same. I am from romania so i can't find turmeric ground, i only find powder or caps. I just found on internet an indian food store in romania and i see they have tulsi leaves powder and turmeric powder to add in food. Are they good for mask????

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    7. I would suggest that you give the powders a try for making the mask, though not as effective as fresh leaves they are good. Usually tulsi leaves powder is not adulterated and while buying turmeric powder, check whether it is organic....

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  15. Hii..Ramya ma,m plz do suggest me for hiperpigmentation on my face n under eyes for last 6-7 years ...I have took lots of medicines but all are in vain...m 29 years old girl so plz suggest me some effective tips....

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    1. Hello Arthi, Try drinking lots of water, reduce stress and eat healthy. For external application, I find fresh Aloe Vera gel applied on the skin is good for pigmented face, try applying regularly till you see results. Turmeric face packs also are also very good, try this turmeric face pack recipe at least weekly thrice, it is one of my favorites. Try these remedies and let me know how you feel....

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  16. My daughter is extremely tanned and is highly allergic to turmeric... Is there anything else I can apply on her to remove the tanning?

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    1. I would suggest applying pure Aloe Vera gel, it is very soothing and greatly helps tanned skin...

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  17. Can i add besan&rose water to this same recipe?

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    1. For treating acne, I would suggest just using the two ingredients...

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  18. Hai Ramya mam,i have already taken peeling treatment for acne.but now some scars are leaving there.is this recipe is better to use for scars and can i take this treatment?pls give me a fast rply

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    1. Yes, you can try this remedy for acne but I would suggest doing a small patch test as this turmeric pack burns initially when applied. Since you have already taken chemical treatment it might cause intense burning so please do patch test first...

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  19. HAI...my skin is oily and sensitive too.And my acne is like prickly heat.so can i use this recipe to treat this type of acne?bt i have tried this recipe twice and i felt burn.

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    1. Holy basil leaves in this recipe causes face burn but it will not harm the skin. But if your skin is very sensitive, I would suggest applying fresh sandalwood paste by rubbing a sandalwood bark on a sandalwood stone using rose water, it is very soothing and will greatly help...

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    2. I think not the basil leaves but wild turmeric makes my face burn.bcz when I applied the wild turmeric alone I felt the same.yet I am using the basil&turmeric recipe.but I feel no changes and my acne is increased.

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    3. In my experience I find both wild turmeric and holy basil(fresh ones) causes burning. I would suggest mixing normal organic turmeric powder with rice water as a paste and applying on acne, it will not cause any burning. But before that can you please confirm whether it is acne or prickly heat? If it is prickly heat, I would suggest using the rose water and sandalwood recipe mentioned above...

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  20. Hi Ramya,
    Would you please advice what might be suitable for Hyper-pigmentation of the face or also known as Melasma? I've read that Turmeric is a great aid but I have tried by itself long time ago and it burn so I removed quickly. I supposed, I needed to mixed perhaps with milk or Alo vera?
    I appreciate your advice.

    Thank you,
    Annie

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    1. Hi Annie, vitamin C serum (I have a recipe for it in the blog), apple cider vinegar mixed with little water and fresh Aloe Vera gel are the 3 remedies that will help with melasma. But try applying any one patiently everyday regularly to see results...

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    2. If we use wild turmeric with only water any problem?😇😇

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    3. You can use only wild turmeric with water for making this turmeric face mask but adding tulsi leaves makes it very very effective:)

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  21. Can I use neem powder along with tulsi n wild turmeric powder..m having oily as well as sensitive skin..

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    1. Yes, you can. All the 3 powders you mentioned will help treat acne and is good for oily skin. But do a patch test before applying all over the face as fresh tulsi leaves might cause burning sensation....

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  22. Hi mam..i tried applying turmeric nd tulsi leaves paste on my face for acne nd scars..but it caused a burning sensation so i removed it...plz suggest any measure for thus asap..plzzzzz

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  23. Friends read this important Hi Ramya mam and all friends I am Sathish from Coimbatore. My face haven lot pimples an acne last 3 year and I went skin clinic total waste my money..an my face not accept soap then I did use pachapairu mavu some month good for face tats pimples controls so not clear then also i research which soap best in my face I think an identify with soap best some confusions...final I would choose margo original neem soap tats super an clear for all pimples..one important ur diet eat well fruits an lot water avoid oil foods...thank you god 😊

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  24. is it for only females or males also can use this for acne scars????

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