“Curcuma longa” commonly known as turmeric is the most basic ingredient in Indian cooking. Besides its usage in cooking, turmeric is also one of the best spices for the skin care treatment. Turmeric which is also consumed with hot milk to relieve pain is known as the golden spice of life. In Indian tradition turmeric is applied to new Indian brides for instant skin glow and radiance as it lightens and brightens the skin tone removing acnes and pimples from the skin by working as anti fungal and anti bacterial agent. Turmeric which is suitable and best for every skin type is known for its exfoliating and cleansing properties. It is a natural antioxidant which removes dead cells clearing the clogged and blocked skin pores. There are some best effective natural homemade turmeric facial masks which are easy to prepare giving you best results. Let’s check out the list.
1. Turmeric and Gram Flour Face Pack
Take 4-5 tbsp of gram flour in a glass bowl add 1-2 pinches of turmeric, 4-5 tbsp of raw milk and 3-4 tbsp of honey to it. Mix all ingredients properly till it becomes a smooth fine paste. Apply it on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Milk and honey helps to keep the moisture of the face and turmeric helps in removing acnes and pimples. Gram is the base to apply all the ingredients which has also skin lightening properties. This facial is best for dry skin tone.
2. Turmeric and Yogurt Face Mask
Mix half cup yogurt or curd with 3-4 pinches of turmeric properly and apply it your face for 15 minutes. Rinse well and apply ice cubes after removing the pack. This face pack helps in sun tan on the skin which makes your skin dark in sun. You can use it on your skin tanned areas like neck, hands, legs, back and face for 15-20 minutes.
3. Turmeric and Sandalwood (Chandan) Face Pack
Take ½ tsp of turmeric powder in a glass bowl, add 1-2 tbsp of sandalwood powder and 2tbsp of raw milk to it, mix it thoroughly to make a smooth cream. Apply the pack on your face and neck in circular motion and leave for 10-15 minutes. Wash the dried pack with cold water or normal water and later rub ice cubes in circular motion. Sandalwood helps to lighten the skin tone, keeping your skin cool and turmeric cleanses you clogged pores.
4. Turmeric and Honey Face Pack
Mix ½ tsp of turmeric powder with 2-3 tbsp of honey and 1-2 tbsp of rose water properly. Apply it on face and neck and rub it all over for 5 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This facial helps you to prevent wrinkles and moisturizes your skin too.
5. Turmeric and Lemon Facial
Take 1 tbsp of turmeric powder in a small glass bowl and add 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice to it, mix it well. Apply it on your face and neck for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cold water. This facial helps to bleach your skin making your skin tone glowing and radiant.
6. Turmeric and Neem Face Pack
This method is effective for acnes and pimples. First of all boil neem leaves and make a paste of neem. Take 1 tbsp of turmeric and sandalwood powder each in a bowl. Add the neem paste 1-2 tbsp and 1 tsp of honey, also add that boiled neem water little bit to make it a thick and effective paste. Apply the face pack twice in a week and get rid of acnes and pimples just in 3 weeks.
7. Turmeric and Papaya Facial
Mash 4-5 cubes of ripen papaya properly, add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of turmeric powder to it. Mix it well apply over face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it off with luke warm water. Papaya has also antioxidant properties in it which lightens the skin and the Vitamin C present in it helps in fighting skin tanning.
8. Turmeric and Orange Face Pack
Take ½ tbsp of orange peel powder, 1 tbsp of besan (gram flour), ½ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of honey and milk according to the preparation of a thick paste. Mix it all well and apply on your face and neck and wash it off after 15 minutes.
9. Turmeric and Saffron Face Pack
Soak some 15-16 strands of saffron overnight in water. Better keep it in refrigerator. Take 1 tbsp of besan (gram flour), add 2 tbsp of curd, ½ tsp of turmeric and the soaked saffron and mix it properly. Apply on face and neck for 15 minutes wash with cold water. This works best for fighting tanned skin.
10. Turmeric, Rose Water and Milk Cream Face Pack
Take ½ tbsp of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of rose water and 2 tbsp of milk cream mix well to make a paste. Apply it on face and neck and leave it for 1 hour. Let it dry and wipe it with soaked cotton balls and wash it with plain water. Rub ice cubes for best results.
11. Turmeric and Olive Oil Face Mask
Take 2 full tbsp of gram flour for thick base, add 1 tsp of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of olive oil and mix it properly to make a thick paste not to allow it to flow when applied. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water. This pack nourishes and moisturizes your skin.
12. Turmeric and Mint Face Pack
Take 2 tbsp of raw milk, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of mint leaves paste and ½ tsp of turmeric powder in a glass bowl and mix it well to make a thick consistency. Apply it on face and neck and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. This pack helps to soothe your skin and also relieves sun burn and best for sensitive skin.
13. Turmeric and Milk Cream Face Pack
Take 2 tbsp of milk cream (Malai), add 2-3 pinches of turmeric powder to it mix well and apply on face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This pack helps to remove dark patches and lightens the skin tone.
14. Turmeric and Cucumber Juice Facial
Take 2 tbsp of cucumber juice in a small glass bowl and 1 tsp of turmeric mix it well. Apply on face and neck, leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. It reduces dullness and gives an instant glow.
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15. Turmeric and Tomato Juice Facial
Take 2 tbsp of tomato juice in a glass bowl and add ½ tsp of turmeric powder to it, mix it well. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off with plain water. This fights your acne and pimples.
16. Turmeric, Neem and Tulsi Face Pack
Dry 6-7 neem leaves in sun and make powder of it. Soak 5-6 tulsi leaves in water for 5 minutes and make a paste of it. Take a glass bowl add 1 tsp of neem powder, 1 tbsp of tulsi leaves paste, ½ tsp of turmeric powder and add few drops of rose water making it a paste. Apply it on your face and neck. Wash it with cold water after 20 minutes. This is good for fighting acne and skin dullness.