Simple DIY Turmeric Face Masks For Skin Health

Written By love4wellness

Curcumin, the main ingredient in Turmeric, has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, Turmeric masks have traditionally been used to treat skin problems from Acne to skin conditions such as Psoriasis. We have listed a few DIY face masks with Turmeric and other ingredients such as Honey, Yogurt, Aloe Vera, and Lemon, which you can use on any part of your body. As with all skin products, we recommend you to do a patch test before using it for its benefits and remedies.

To prepare your DIY face masks using Turmeric, all you need is turmeric powder and a base to help make the paste such as water. Plus, you can include other add-ons based on the purpose of the mask.

DIY Mask For Acne treatment (Honey & Turmeric):

Woman with acne & Images of honey and turmeric

What do you need?

  • Turmeric – 2 teaspoons full
  • Honey – Just enough to mix with the turmeric powder

How to?

  • Mix turmeric powder with honey very well to make the mask for acne
  • Apply on your face
  • Leave to rest for 10-15 min
  • And then rinse off

Why is it good?

Both Turmeric and Honey possess excellent anti-microbial properties and can effectively combat the acne-causing bacteria. Honey, being a natural humectant, can keep your skin moist but not oily. Also, the turmeric mask can prevent the scarring associated with acne.

For Skin Brightening (Lemon, Honey & Turmeric):

What do you need?

  • Turmeric powder – 2 teaspoons full
  • Lemon juice – 3 teaspoons full
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon full

How to?

  • Combine Turmeric with lemon juice and honey well to make the mask
  • Apply on your face and neck
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes
  • Wash it off with plain warm water

Why is it good?

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, which is known to lighten the skin tone. Honey can exfoliate your skin and thus can eliminate the dead cells making your skin look healthy. Also, both lemon and turmeric have antioxidants which also lightens your skin tone.

Besides, the face mask gives your skin the nourishment it needs to bring out the natural glow. The ingredients also have cleansing properties that help prevent any skin issues from arising.

To Treat Skin Irritations (Aloe Vera & Turmeric):

Image of a Girl examining her facial skin with images of Turmeric and Aloe Vera used for Face masks

What do you need?

  • Aloe Vera gel (If you can grow Aloe Vera at home, get the fresh gel; else you can buy Aloe Vera gel from a store)
  • Turmeric powder – 1 to 2 teaspoons full (depending on the area you need to apply on)

How to?

  • Mix aloe vera gel with turmeric powder into a smooth paste
  • Apply the paste as a mask on the affected area
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes
  • Then, wash off with warm water

Why is it good?

Aloe Vera has a cooling effect on your skin and hence, is extremely soothing for the skin. And, when combined with Turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties, the mask becomes an effective remedy for treating skin irritations and skin conditions such as Psoriasis.

Turmeric Masks For Anti-ageing (Milk, Honey & Turmeric):

What do you need?

  • Turmeric powder – 3 teaspoons full
  • Milk – 3 teaspoons full
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon full

How to?

  • Add milk and honey to the turmeric powder to form a smooth paste
  • Apply the paste on your face and neck
  • Let it sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes
  • Wash it off with warm water

Why is it good?

The mixture, when used on the skin, has immense anti-ageing benefits. Honey is a natural moisturiser and is antibacterial and antiseptic. Milk is known to cleanse your skin and nourishes your skin with its moisturising abilities. Loaded with antioxidants, Turmeric, can effectively tackle the signs of ageing along with the excellent hydrating properties honey and milk possesses.

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Another Mask That Offers Anti-ageing Benefits:

What do you need?

  • Turmeric powder – 3 teaspoons full
  • Yogurt – 2 teaspoons full
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon full

How to?

  • Mix turmeric powder with Yogurt and Honey very well to a fine paste
  • Apply generously on your face and neck as a mask
  • Let it dry for 15 minutes
  • Wash it off with warm water

Why is it good?

Turmeric with yogurt and honey are capable of reducing fine lines, age spots and wrinkles. Further, these ingredients help moisturise your skin naturally so that you would feel refreshed after your DIY treatment.

For Your Information:

Turmeric can leave a tinge of yellow colour on your skin, and that is normal. The colour would fade away when you cleanse your face with soap and water.

However, try these masks when you are whiling away your time at leisure and would not be going out any time soon so that you need not be bothered about the yellow tinge.

Further, you should give your skin time to absorb the goodness of the ingredients; so, it is better if you wash your mask with plain water, and don’t use soap for at least 2 hours.

Also, the causes for skin issues can be hormonal imbalances, stress, and environmental factors such as weather, humidity, and pollution etc. In such cases, the skin problems may not be treated by home remedies alone, and it is better you consult a skincare specialist.

You all very well know that your food and fluid intake immensely impacts your skin health. So, take good care about what you eat. Hydrate your body with water and fruits, and do not forget to take nuts.

Precautions While Using Turmeric Face Masks:

Generally, Turmeric is considered safe to be used on the skin. However, some people’s skin might react to the powder. 

So, be sure to do a patch test before trying out any of these DIY masks.

An extra tip: These facial masks can very well be used as body masks too.

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