turmeric for acne


turmeric for acneAcne is one of the most common skin ailments, affecting almost 50 million Americans. As per an estimate, almost $400 million dollars are spent on over the counter acne treatments. Surprising, isn’t it?

Dealing with acne can be upsetting. However, treating them isn’t tough anymore if you cure the root cause.

The root cause of acne is excess sebum/oil production by the sebaceous glands (1). The excess sebum traps the impurities and clogs up the skin pores. This provides the perfect environment for bacterial growth leading to inflammation, redness, and lesions.

Wondering how to control the excess sebum production?

Turmeric is the most effective ingredient in treating acne. Ancient Indians have sworn by its capabilities to heal most of the skin ailments like acne, rosacea, acne scars, dark spots, and others. (2)

Before getting deep into turmeric effectiveness on acne, let’s have a quick look on the reasons for excess oil production. This helps us to judge the capability of turmeric over acne in a better way.

Is Turmeric Good For Acne Treatment?

Most of the turmeric medicinal and therapeutic properties are present due to curcumin compound. Curcumin contains anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and other properties which are helpful in dealing with many skin and health ailments. (3)

Below let’s see a detailed description of each property that helps deal with acne. We have also gathered relevant scientific studies that support the same.

1. Removes Oil/Sebum

The application of turmeric draws out the excess oil or sebum from deep inside the skin pores. Internal consumption of turmeric regulates the sebum secretion by restricting the sebaceous glands.

Various clinical studies conducted on curcumin and its effect on sebum secretion have shown positive results. (4, 5)

2. Kills the Acne Bacteria

In a study conducted by researchers, the curcumin compound present in turmeric was able to reduce P. acne bacteria growth from 50% to 96%.

Another study has showed that curcumin is 36 times stronger than azelaic acid in treating acne. Apart from that there are many studies that confirm the same. (6)

3. Reduces Inflammation

Curcumin is known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties which reduce swelling and promotes skin healing. Curcumin blocks NF-kB molecule which travels into the cell nuclei and turns on the inflammation.

As per a study conducted on six human trails, curcumin has showed anti-inflammatory activity by exerting anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting different molecules that cause it. (7, 8)

4. Increases Antioxidant Capacity of the Body

Free radicals which are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons cause oxidative damage that is the main cause of many skin ailments like acne, rosacea, blemishes and others.

Due to its chemicals structure, curcumin neutralizes free radicals and also boosts our body’s development of antioxidant enzymes. (9)

5. Manages Insulin

Imbalanced insulin levels are one of the main reasons for hormonal acne. Reducing insulin levels can provide significant improvement in adult acne.

A recent paper has outlined the curcumin potential in reducing diabetes and improving insulin resistance. (10)

6. mTor Inhibitor

mTor (mammalian target of rapamycin) is a protein which regulates cell survival, cell division and cell growth. Excess activation of mTor can lead to excessive cell growth which is also one of the reasons for acne.

Excess production of mTor can lead to more production of keratin and sebum. The combination of these ingredients can block the pores leading to an inflammatory lesion. Turmeric inhibits mTor and various studies have also confirmed the same. (11)

How to Use Turmeric to Treat Acne

Want to know different ways of incorporating turmeric packs into your beauty regimen? Below, we have mentioned various methods with step-by-step guidance.

Caution: Turmeric stains anything that touches it. So, we recommend wearing and using old clothes while trying any turmeric masks.

1. Turmeric and Honey

Turmeric And Honey For Acne

Honey is known to have antibacterial properties which help to kill and restrict the growth of bacteria. (12). It also helps to lock moisture in skin cells which keeps the skin hydrated. This combination is perfect for all skin types.

How to Make?

  • Combine 1 teaspoon turmeric and 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Apply the mixture on acne affected areas.
  • Leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes, rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process daily until acne clears.

Note: For added benefits, add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or milk or yogurt to the mixture.

2. Turmeric and Lemon

Lemon contains anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties which help to deal with acne. (13) The L-ascorbic present in lemon holds astringent properties which shrink the open pores. The combination of turmeric and lemon is helpful in treating acne, acne scars and blemishes.

How to Make?

  • Combine 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder, and 2 drops of lemon juice.
  • Now add ½ teaspoon of mustard oil to make a paste. Instead of mustard oil, you can use olive oil or coconut oil or jojoba oil.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected areas, massaging gently in circular motions.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wet your fingers and scrub gently in circular motion for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process 3 times in a week.

Note: If you have oily skin, avoid mustard or any other oil, and combine only the turmeric and lemon in enough quantities to make a paste.

3. Turmeric and Milk

Turmeric And Milk

The deep cleansing properties of milk help to remove the oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities from the skin pores. This process works perfectly fine for people with normal to combination skin types.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric power into 2 teaspoons of fresh milk and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Wash with water and pat dry, and apply any oil-free moisturizer.
  • Repeat the process daily.

Note: You can use ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of milk cream.

4. Turmeric and Sandalwood

The super absorbing properties of sandalwood help to draw out the impurities and oil from the skin pores. It also helps to soothe the inflammation and irritation caused by acne lesions.

  • Mix ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder, 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, and enough amounts of milk to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste on acne affected skin.
  • Leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process regularly until you achieve the results.

5. Turmeric and Gram Flour

Gram flour or besan contains absorbing properties which suck out the excess oil from deeper layers of the skin. It also helps to remove tan, dark spots, and acne marks.

  • Combine 1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, gram flour, and jojoba oil.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and enough amounts of milk to make a paste.
  • Apply the mixture on acne prone skin, massaging in circular motions.
  • Leave it on to dry completely.
  • Rinse with water thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process twice in a week.

6. Turmeric and Yogurt

Turmeric And Yogurt

Yogurt is a very rich source for probiotics. When probiotics like yogurt are applied on the skin, the good bacteria present in it act as a barrier in preventing the bad bacterial growth. Its antibacterial properties kill the bacteria causing acne.

The calming effect of yogurt reduces the swelling, redness and irritation. Consuming oral probiotics has shown effective results in treating acne from inside. (14)

Method of Preparation:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 3 teaspoon of yogurt.
  • Apply on the acne affected skin areas.
  • Leave the application until it dries completely.
  • Rinse with cool water and apply any oil-free moisturizer.
  • Repeat the process regularly.

Note: You can add 2 teaspoons of rice flour or avocado for added benefits.

7. Turmeric Tea

The antioxidant property of turmeric helps to provide relief from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Apart from that turmeric also helps to regulate hormone and insulin balance which are also reasons for acne development. (15) Follow the below recipe to make turmeric tea.

  • Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
  • Stir in ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon ginger root (minced).
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of raw honey for taste.
  • Consume while it is still lukewarm.
  • Repeat the process 2 times in a day.

Note: Add milk instead of lemon juice if desired.

8. Turmeric and Aloe Vera

The astringent properties of aloe vera helps to shrink the open pores which in turn helps to prevent acne formation. The glycol proteins present in aloe vera reduce inflammation, irritation and redness caused by acne lesions. (16)

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera, 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of your favorite essential oil.
  • Wash your face, soak a clean wash cloth in warm water and wring the excess water.
  • Place it over your face for few minutes to open the pores.
  • Remove wash cloth and apply mixture, massaging gently in circular motions.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes or overnight.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process 3 times a week.

Note: You can use witch hazel instead of honey.

9. Turmeric and Olive Oil

Olive oil contains anti-bacterial properties which are helpful in treating p.acne bacteria. The polyphenols present in olive oil protect the skin against free radicals that cause damage to the skin.

The vitamin E present in it restores the skin’s natural oil balance which prevents the excess production by sebaceous glands. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation of acne lesions.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon each of turmeric and olive oil to make a paste.
  • Soak a wash cloth in hot water, wring out the excess and place it on the face for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the wash cloth, pat the skin dry.
  • Massage the mixture on the face in circular motions.
  • Leave the application overnight and rinse in the morning.
  • Repeat the process daily.

Note: Instead of olive oil, you can also use coconut oil or sesame oil.

10. Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar

Turmeric contains antibacterial properties which can reduce 90% of bacteria and 95% of virus that can lead to skin ailments. The acids present in apple cider vinegar remove the damaged skin and promote the regeneration of healthy skin. (17, 18) The following mask also helps to prevent scarring.

  • Combine 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 drop lemon juice into it.
  • Stir the ingredients thoroughly to make a paste.
  • Massage the paste on the acne affected areas.
  • Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  • Repeat the process 2 times in a week for best results.

Note: You can refrigerate the leftover and use it up within few days.

11. Turmeric and Ginger

Ginger contains zingibain, shogoals, and gingerols which help to reduce irritation and pain caused by cystic acne. The astringent properties of ginger shrink the open pores and exfoliate the impurities from it.

This combination works effectively for people with sensitive skin and oily skin. This process helps to remove cystic acne, acne spots and acne scars.

  • Grate 1 inch ginger and extract juice from it.
  • Combine 1 teaspoon ginger juice and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Apply the mixture on the acne lesions.
  • Leave the application until it dries completely.
  • Wipe off the application with a wet towel and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process daily.

12. Turmeric and Garlic

The allicin present in garlic contains antimicrobial properties which is very effective in killing the bacteria causing acne. The antioxidant properties of garlic protect the skin against the damage caused by free radicals. (19)

  • Crush 6 garlic cloves into a smooth paste.
  • Add 2 – 3 teaspoons of Manuka honey and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Mix well to make a fine paste.
  • Apply the paste on the acne prone areas.
  • Leave it on for few minutes to dry.
  • Rinse off with water thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process regularly to treat acne and new breakouts.

13. Turmeric and tomato

Tomato contains astringent properties which help to reduce blemishes, shrink open pores and slow-down the aging process. Magnesium present in tomato helps to provide youthful radiant skin.

  • Combine rice powder, raw milk, turmeric, and tomato juice in enough amounts to make a paste.
  • Massage the paste on the acne prone areas.
  • Leave the application for few minutes until dry.
  • Rinse off the application thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process daily until you get rid of acne and acne scars.

14. Turmeric and Neem

Neem contains salicylic acid which is one of the best things to treat acne bacteria. (20) Neem also helps to regulate the sebum production.

  • Mix enough amounts of turmeric powder with neem oil to make a paste.
  • Apply the mixture on acne lesions.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process daily.

Note: Do not use this method if you are allergic to salicylic acid.

15. Turmeric and Nutmeg

Nutmeg is known to have curative properties which help to heal skin ailments like acne, acne scars, and acne rosacea. This homemade turmeric face mask is very effective in treating severe acne.

  • Mix ½ teaspoon each of turmeric powder, mint juice, nutmeg, and basil juice to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste on affected areas.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse with water.
  • Repeat the process daily.

16. Turmeric Soap

The harsh chemicals present in soaps often tend to dry out the skin excessively. This can aggravate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. But instead of using harsh soaps, you can make one at home. The process helps you to make turmeric soap.

Method of Preparation:

  • Chop “Melt and Pour†soap base into small chunks.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the soap base.
  • Once it is melted, remove from the flame.
  • Quickly add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and stir well.
  • You can add any essential oils to avail more advantages.
  • Mix well and pour the solution into moulds.
  • Keep them aside without disturbing for few hours.
  • Once they get hard, remove from the moulds and use them.

Turmeric Supplements for Acne

Do you dislike the taste of turmeric or don’t have enough time for face masks? Don’t worry you can still avail the benefits of turmeric with supplements.

While buying supplement make sure it contains curcumin content. Curcumin cannot be absorbed alone, so it is better to take it with black pepper extract, ginger, oil or bromelain supplements.

Recommended Dosage: 500 mg 2 to 3 times a day

Recommended Product: Organic India Turmeric Formula

Things to Consider While Taking Turmeric Supplements

Turmeric is completely safe to consume when taken in medicinal or food amounts. However, in some cases, it is better to avoid its consumption in any form.

  • People who suffer from gall bladder problems or kidney stones should avoid turmeric consumption.
  • People taking blood thinners or undergoing surgery in a week should avoid turmeric consumption.
  • If taken in large amounts then it can cause diarrhea, nausea, hypotension, and increased menstrual flow.
  • Upon consumption or topical application of turmeric, if you develop rashes, then avoid using it further.
  • Pregnant and nursing women should consult doctor before taking turmeric supplements.
  • If you are taking any antibiotics then it is better to consult doctor as turmeric can interact with few medications.
  • Make sure to use only pure organic turmeric and check the label to know if the product contains any fillers.

General Tips to Take Care of Acne Prone Skin

  • Using a mild cleanser, clean the acne prone skin gently in the morning and before going to bed. While cleansing or exfoliating, avoid scrubbing harshly as it can make the problem worse.
  • Avoid touching, squeezing, pinching or pricking the pimples as it can lead to scarring.
  • While shaving make sure to be gentle and careful.
  • Apply a sunscreen before going out in the sun. Sun’s harmful rays can damage the skin and make it more prone to ailments.
  • While choosing make up, make sure it is non-comedogenic which states it doesn’t clog the pores. And make sure to remove makeup before going to bed.
  • Turmeric can stain clothes, so make sure to wear old clothes while trying the topical treatments.

Don’t let those pesky acne steal your self-image and make you depressed. Follow the turmeric treatment regularly and combat the acne problem.

If you have any queries, write to us in the comment section below. And don’t forget to share your experience as it can help others to fight their acne using turmeric.

Some Queries Often Asked By Our Readers

1) Can I Leave turmeric on Face Overnight?

Yes, you can leave the turmeric application on face overnight. However, make sure to put old clothes and bed sheet as turmeric can stain them.

2) Does Turmeric Cause Acne?

No, turmeric doesn’t lead to acne formation. In fact they help to reduce acne and new breakouts in many ways. However, in some cases where people are allergic to turmeric or any of its compounds can develop rashes or acne. So, if turmeric is causing acne then it’s probably you are just allergic to it.

3) Can turmeric Mask be used every day?

It depends on your skin type. Turmeric soaks up the excess oil and also contains many skin-beneficial properties. If you have oily and acne prone skin then you can use it daily. However, if you have dry skin then use it for 2 – 3 times in a week.

4) How Long Do You leave turmeric on face?

You can leave turmeric application until it dries completely. Once it dries, you can rinse off the application completely with warm or cool water.

5) How to Remove Yellow Turmeric Stains from face?

Usually, turmeric leaves a little yellow hue on the skin. For removing the yellow tint, soak a cotton ball in milk and gently rub the skin using it.

6) How long does Turmeric Take to Work on Acne?

It is difficult to answer this question as everyone has a different skin texture and root cause. So, we usually recommend trying the treatment regularly until they achieve the results. We also recommend testing whether the treatment is showing any results after few weeks. If it doesn’t show any then it’s better to try another ingredient.

97 comments
  1. In regards to the turmeric cystic acne, should I refrigerate this for 2 weeks before I use this or I can use this once this cools. Thanks for the reply in advance 🙂

  2. Hi i would like to know if i can use turmeric with avocado only if i don’t have honey. For pigmentation marks & what can i use for around my eyes , for dark circles . Thx

  3. Where can I get the turmeric powder to buy? I’m from Jamaica. Please I need your help to solve this acne problem that I have.

  4. I’ve been using the turmeric curd face pack since a week. I must say it’s really helping my acne and my complexion looks more even.

  5. I have the tumeric seed itself,can I grind it instead of powder as explained above n use it to clear my sudden acne n its dark spots on my face, neck, chest and upper back.

  6. Hi… great article. Question for Back acne/acne scars…. which is the best remedy?

    I’ve read about TURMERIC, LEMON JUICE & COCONUT OIL?

    Which remedy above works best for the BACK?

    Thanks

    1. It is difficult as everyone’s skin tone is different. Choose one of them and try it for few months. If it didn’t work well then try another remedy. This way you can find out the ingredient that works best on your skin.

    1. Yes, it is. It contains more than 300 antioxidants which makes it a powerful remedy in treating pimples.

  7. OMG this is a magic for me i have red small pimples on my face but after i use it my 80%of pimples nd the best part it brings glow on my face ….
    I use medicines for month but doesnt work for me but i ised turmaric for only 2 days it decreses my pimples i use turmaric with water bcz honey makes my face stiky nd oily nd then pimples come again i use twice daily for 10-15 min at morning nd at night…..

  8. hi..i have been using turmeric and yogurt paste daily for the past 4 months.After applying the paste i wash my face with dove soap then i apply aloe vera as a moisturiser.My skin tone is lighteneed a bit but the problem of cystic acne is still there like there has to be one pimple on my cheecks at a time like it goes away leaving a scar then another one reappears.I drink a lot of water,I take fruits and vegeatbles and avoid oily and junk food as much as i can…but the problem of pimples doesnot seem to be going anywhere..i m so worried..kindly help…please

    1. Acne is caused mainly due to hormonal imbalance in the body. Please continue the routine you have been following. Consult a doctor and get diagnosed to know about hormonal imbalance in your body. Once you find out the internal reason for cystic acne and resolve the issue, cystic acne will be reduced gradually. Apart from that avoid using chemical based cosmetic products and wash your face with lukewarm water before going to bed.

  9. can i refrigerate the coconut oil + turmeric and reuse it throughout the week? Am I suppose to apply it all to my face?

    1. No, don’t refrigerate the mixture as coconut oil solidifies. You can make a small amount of the mixture and store it in an airtight container away from direct light. You should apply on the acne affected areas.

  10. Hy..i have been using yoghurt plus tumeric and honey on my face for like 2month now but my spot and scars do not go even if the number of which the occur reduced but the old ones marks dont go
    .plss let me know what can i do about it

    1. To remove acne scars, you can try the remedies, mentioned in this article – homeremediesforlife.com/acne-scars-1/. Apart from that you have exfoliate regularly to remove the accumulated dead skin.

    1. If you want to store, you can store for a maximum of 2 days in refrigerator. It is better to make the fresh one every time instead of storing it. The stored mixture may not have effective results than the fresh one.

    1. You can mix 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and 1 tablespoon of rosewater to make a paste. Apply this paste on the acne scars and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry. Repeat this process regularly until you achieve the results.

  11. I have small-like pimples on face that looks like rashes
    lol but seriously is pimples.. and a little dark spots in it can I use turmeric powder with water to treat or turmeric with honey and milk or turmeric with lemon and honey or what.. which one of them because there are plenty of them I mean the remedies

    1. It depends on your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, then you can use turmeric with water or honey and milk. If you have normal skin, then you can use any method mentioned above in the article. You can patch test the methods and check if the mixture is causing any irritation.

  12. Will it be good to have a purchase of turmeric powder,sandalwood and rose water from any e-commerce site. And yeah please do let me know how to apply that mixture,

    1. Yes, you can purchase the items online. Combine 1 teaspoon each of turmeric and sandalwood powder. Add enough amounts of rose water into the mixture to make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water and pat dry. Repeat this process regularly.

  13. I use to pope whenever it drags my face like a mountain and hell yeah the annoying part is that it use to leave lipstick like red spots on my face.what should I do to get rid of it?

  14. I am a boy of age 16 i m having acne all over my face ..and tried every facewash but could not got rid of acne so please suggest a remedy that works fast.. as i study in a boarding school and got only 20 days time..

    1. Try any method mentioned above in the article regularly. Apart from that exfoliate regularly, increase vitamin C and A rich foods in daily diet. Avoid eating oily, fatty and junk foods.

  15. Hi ! Thanks for writing these remedies and taking time out to answer queries.

    I want to know if i can make paste of turmeric and cinnamon powder with coconut oil and apply it for acne. I read it somewhere that cinnamon powder is effective acne remedy.

  16. Hi I have really small annoying pimples all over my face aswell as annoyingly painful and red pimples that constantly appear on my cheeks; given the fact that I have very oily skin which is more advisable; tumeric and water or tumeric and honey or tumeric and milk please I really need your advice

  17. my skin is very oily and filled with acne and its marls I am having my marriage in 3weeks I have tried everything doctor treatment parlour treatment etc etc .. please give me a substitute of yogurt and oil so that I can also get rid of acne and marks…

    1. As per your comment, we are unable to understand what exactly you are looking for. Can you please explain us in detail?

  18. Hi. I’m 54 yrs old and I still breakout constantly. Mostly in my t-zone. I have past acne damage from breakouts since my teens, such as scarring and pitted skin., etc..Frustrating!!!! I started using Turmeric and Sandalwood for 3 days and I broke out on my nose and chin. Is this common?? I’ve used with Rosewater, lemon juice, honey. At my age, I should be fighting off wrinkles, not pimples. Any suggestions please…..Thank you

    1. Usually, turmeric or sandalwood doesn’t cause any breakouts. But, if you are experiencing new breakouts due to these ingredients then you can try other remedies mentioned in this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/. Apart from that avoid oily food, reduce stress levels, drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated and consume a nutrition rich food.

      1. Thank you for your response. I will continue with the turmeric and sandalwood powder. I’ve read so many good reviews. I don’t want to give up. I do have another question. Can a toner and moisturizer be used after using the turmeric or sandalwood powder? I hope moisturizing does not defeat the purpose of the two powders. Thank you..

  19. To 54 year old Cindy —

    Diet has a lot to do with acne. Acne is an inflammatory reaction to a reaction in your diet(from your gut). My naturopathic dietician told me to avoid gluten (wheat protein – look on the labels of your food you eat to avoid it– turns out I was gluten-sensitive), and sugar(use natural sugars in fruit, maple syrup, honey). When I followed this advice strictly, my acne/rosacea cleared up in a few weeks. I’ve also heard from the book Wheat Belly countries that have diets without wheat, low/no sugar and low/ no dairy do not have acne in their countries. Eat less processed foods, more vegetables, some fruit and some meat. You should also see a naturopath to ascertain if you are sensitive to certain foods that are causing you trouble. It is hard to change to a gluten-free diet(I loved pasta, bread, cookies and cake) but after I did it after 5 days you change your gut flora and after a while you don’t crave these foods anymore. Read Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D. it is MIND-BLOWING!

  20. I have a question about tumeric paste. My skin is very fair and pale. Will the paste stain my skin orange/yellow? When I cook with tumeric sometimes my hands are stained by accidental handling? I guess I could try a small area to test. Let me know if you have other advice. Using coconut oil alone, perhaps. Thanks in advance.

    1. Yes, the application of turmeric leaves a yellow stain behind. But don’t worry, you can remove it using milk. Dip a cotton ball in milk and wipe the areas with yellow stains. You can also use coconut oil instead of milk. Rinse off with water and pat dry.

  21. I am a college going student and I have more acnes which makes me feel discouraged how can I get rid of them completely??

    1. Try any method mentioned above in the article. Apart from that, you have to follow a nutritional diet, drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins, exfoliate regularly, reduce stress levels, avoid oily and junk food.

    2. I used Manuka Honey for 7 days for 30 min. I saw results of pimples shrinking after 4 days. Do a patch test to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to honey. This is what worked for me. May not work for everyone. I continue to use honey as a face wash. I add baking soda and lemon juice 2-3 times a week. Turmeric and Sandalwood powder as a mask works for me too.

  22. I v pimples n scars on my faces….I want to remove it cmpltly …I v sensitive skin n oily also …soo plzz recommend me smthing …like early treatment …I want to remove it earlier …plzz ….

  23. I have many pimples and scars on my face all over..i am trying everything for it but nothing is working infact i put something it causes more pimples..so will this turmeric paste show good results on me??

    1. Yes, turmeric helps because it contains anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can also restrict the excess sebum production and exfoliate the dead skin cells accumulated in the pores. So, you can use it to reduce the pimples. However, we recommend doing patch test before applying on the entire face just to ensure you are not allergic to it.

  24. Hello, thank you for the remedy. I would like to know if i use multiple remedies, is it ok? For example, if i use lemon juice on my face and wash it. Then after 2 hours applying turmeric powder. is there any harm in this?

    1. Using too many ingredients or methods in a day can make your skin excessively dry which can aggravate excess oil production and make the skin more prone to acne. So, we recommend trying any one method daily until you achieve the results.

  25. Hi, I want to make the turmeric and lemon mask. You wrote 2 drops of lemon juice… Would 2 drops of lemon essential oil work? If not, how can I quantify 2 drops of lemon juice?

    Thank you

  26. If Turmeric causes me more pimple means..? What is the another way to get rod of acne n pimples?which is the best home remedy for acne free clearer skin? Plzzzz suggest.. I have Dry or oily combination skin type..plzz help me sought this acne problems..

    1. Usually turmeric doesn’t cause any pimples. It might not be the reason for increased pimples. For treating acne completely, you have to cure the root cause. We recommend following the routine mentioned in this article for effective results – http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/

  27. Hi I’m 24 years old and I suddenly having so many blemishes and pimples on my two cheeks .i consult doctor but it doesn’t work. So is there turmeric reduce blemishes and pimples?? Because I used turmeric and jaathikai( Indian spice) paste for 3days.And I had one doubt is there summer is one of the reason for this blemishes and pimples?? So plz suggest me as good remedy or other wise my remedy is OK?? I dknw Wat to do? ? Or facial in parlour work?? Answer all my queries plz

    1. Summer may not be the reason for acne and blemishes. The reason might be an internal issue as well like hormonal imbalance or nutrition deficiency. For topical treatment, you can continue the turmeric and jaathkai method. However, for internal treatment to prevent new breakouts, we recommend trying the method mentioned in this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/

  28. Hi i’ve acne holes on oily skin..does turmeric,lemon juice mask work for acne holes? And how many times in a week should i use ?

    1. For acne holes, try baking soda method. Combine baking soda and water to make a paste. Massage the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and pat dry. Repeat the process 3 times in a week until you achieve the results.

  29. Great info! Just want to know if it is necessary to use moisturizer after using those Turmeric packs mentioned in the article. Your response will be appreciated. Thank you 🙂

  30. Hi I have acne from I was about 13 and now I am 17. I tried a soap that contains jamaican black castor oil, olive oil, soybean oil, sodium hydroxide, goats milk, white willow bark, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, mulitani-matti clay, turmeric and honey. Do you think this will help pimples, scars and stops?

  31. Hi,
    I am a male having acne breakouts since i was 15. I am 24 now there are too many acne scars and pimples on my face. Ia have tried consulting a dermatologist but it didnt’t work.
    Would turmeric and lemon help reduce acne scars and acne breakouts.

    1. Yes, turmeric helps to reduce acne scars and acne breakouts. However, it doesn’t prevent the new acne breakouts because the root cause of the problem is internal. So, we recommend trying the method mentioned in this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/ to prevent the acne completely.

  32. Hi. Great post. For the mixture for Cystic Acne using Turmeric and Ginger. Do you wash this off? Or do you leave this overnight? or do you just wipe this off? Thanks in advance.

    1. It depends on your preference and comfortability. For best results, you can leave it overnight and rinse off in the morning.

  33. I have been using turmeric and honey for my acne. I sometimes add bit of lemon to the mixture and the next day my skin will be glowing. I have come to realize that adding lemon makes a huge difference however I have had bad reactions to using lemon regularly so I use it once in a while. what else can I use regularly with turmeric and honey for a glowing skin other than lemon. Thank you.

    1. It is difficult to tell the exact time frame as it depends on skin type, texture and healing capacity. So, try the method regularly until you achieve the results.

  34. Thanks and i need a glowing skin.. My skin is not clear.. can u say best remedies or drinks method? and some pores on face my face..

  35. Hi, I have lots of Whitehead & blackheads, my skin is very oily..these acne are always present in my face & back too..if I pop it out, then again it comes … It never goes away.. & if I don’t pop out, it would never go away and now I have scars too..so plz suggest me the best remedy..for permanent removal of Whitehead & blackheads..plzz

      1. Thanxxx for those homereremedies for removing blackheads… I have tried the egg treatment but nothing happened… However I will try the other ones….but I wanted to ask does that mean any of the above mentioned turmeric treatment will not work for me ?? I was really expecting that the turmeric treatment will help me..

  36. Hi..i used to have clear glowing skin..but suddenly im getting acnes on my face and it leaves huge dark scars..i started to apply turmeric and water as a paste and im leaving it overnight..in how many days can i notice visible results?

  37. I agree with everyone else that this guide can help cure acne GetRidOfMyAcneQuick.site

    I discovered that by not eating anything that contains wheat, milk or sugar, I was able to eliminate most of my acne issues. I used to be on Accutane and all alphabet topical creams, wish I knew this years ago.

    Daytona Watterson

  38. Hi..i have a liver problem n due to that got acne. What is the best treatment to remove this without damaging m health. I was very fair n now very dark n onli face and neck

  39. Hello, please is any type for honey allowed for the Turmeric + Aloe Vera mixture? Because the last time I rubbed honey on my face was the real beginning of my acne struggles. Any honey allowed?

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