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Turmeric for Acne - How to Use It

Discover how to use turmeric for acne conditions

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in cooking. Research studies show that it has antibacterial properties that can help in treating skin conditions like acne.

Moreover, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are ideally suited for treating skin conditions when it is applied directly on the skin.

Read on to find out how to make a topical turmeric cream and use it to fight off acne and prevent it from coming back...

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How to make and use a home remedy turmeric paste

Make a turmeric paste by mixing 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of turmeric powder with 1 to 2 teaspoon (5 to 10 mL) of water. Adjust the thickness of this paste by changing the proportion of the turmeric and water used.

For example, to make the paste thinner, add more water (little by little) until you reach a consistency that allows you to apply it to the skin easily.

Some people have reported good results with using milk instead of water to make this paste so this is another option to consider.


How to use turmeric for acne conditions - Facial mask

This paste can be applied to the entire face (for best results) and allowed to dry. Leave on for 30 minutes.

Wash off with a mild soap and warm water.

Because turmeric may stain clothing and towels, use a disposable face clothing (or set one aside just for this treatment process).


How to use turmeric for acne conditions - Overnight cream

Instead of using turmeric paste as a face mask, you can leave it on your skin overnight.

Simply make a cream instead of a thick paste by adding more water (or milk).

Be aware that turmeric may stain your pillow case or bed sheets permanently. This is especially true if you roll around a lot while you sleep!


Taking turmeric supplement for acne

Because of turmeric's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities, some herbalists have suggest that taking turmeric supplements by mouth can help with the acne conditions.

The suggested dose is 500 mg up to four times daily.


When can I expect to see results?

Many people would like to have their acne condition cleared up as soon as possible. However, natural remedies do not work very fast. Actually, neither do prescription medications.

This is because it takes time for the skin cells to be completely replaced. The skin cells typically completely turnover (replace itself) in about 30 days.

So the fastest the acne condition could clear up would be in about a month. It is common to take up to 2 months to have acne on the face to completely disappear and to have the skin restored to normal complexion.

Bottom Line?

Give it a try and see if it will benefit your acne condition. It is low cost and easy to make and apply.

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