Turmeric has amazing anti bacterial properties and has been used to treat all skin problems including pimples from ancient times in India. I have always seen my aunts and grandmothers use turmeric for skin care on a day to day basis.
Almost every bathroom in our village will have a turmeric and small stone. When women go for bathing, they rub the turmeric on the stone along with the little thick rice water till they get a smooth paste.
Then we rub it all over our face, massage for a few seconds and then wash it off. This simple method has amazing skin benefits, it greatly helps prevent pimples and also helps treat existing ones. If you have pimple scars, it lightens them as well.
Which Turmeric To Use For Treating Pimples?
How To Make Turmeric Paste For Pimples?
I prefer to make my own turmeric paste at home instead of buying store bought turmeric powders. I find store bought turmeric powders stain the skin really yellow which makes me wonder whether artificial colors are added to them.
To make your own turmeric paste for skin care, soak a turmeric in hot water for a few minutes. Now take a rough stone and rub the turmeric on it well along with little water till you get enough paste. This way you will get unadulterated turmeric paste for skin care.
Since I love making my own creams and face packs, I have tried turmeric face pack, turmeric cream and turmeric oil at home. They all work well but use them regularly to see fast results. I have given all the recipes I have tried over the years below, choose the one you like and use regularly.
5 Top Ways To Use Turmeric For Treating Pimples:
1. Turmeric, Tomato & Milk Face Mask:
Take 1 tsp besan also called as gram flour in a bowl. Add in 1/2 tsp turmeric powder to it. Add in a tsp of tomato juice to it, finally add in enough milk to form a paste and use it as a face pack. To use, apply all over the face and neck, wait for 10 minutes before washing it off with plain water.
2. Turmeric Oil:
To make turmeric oil, take a turmeric and rub it on a rough stone along with little water to get a smooth paste. Now heat 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil along with 1 tbsp of turmeric paste, it will immediately start spluttering. Once the spluttering sound stops, remove and strain. To use, massage this oil regularly before bath.
3. Turmeric & Aloe Vera Cream For Acne:
Turmeric creams are wonderful for lightening scars and dark spots and you can make them easily at home. I make it with aloe vera gel, turmeric powder and rice water and you can find the recipe for it here.
4. Turmeric Powder & Honey For Acne:
Turmeric powder mixed with honey and rice water is also wonderful for both treating acne and lightening scars. To make rice water, while making rice, boil it with more water than you normally do and strain out the excess water. To use, apply a thin coat all over the face, wait for 15 minutes before washing it off.
5. Turmeric Bath Powder:
I love homemade bath powders. Homemade bath powders are always made with turmeric as a base. They are fragrant, keeps the skin blemish free and lightens scars and blemishes really well. If you have dry skin, mix bath powder with thick creamy rice water for using else use rose water or plain water to mix. You can find the recipe for it here.