All Natural DIY Turmeric Acne Mask
Turmeric is a natural antibacterial and potent anti-inflammatory spice. Many health food stores sell turmeric pills to ward off ailments ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. There is another use for this spice that you may not know about…an acne treatment! It doesn’t get much simpler than this one-ingredient turmeric acne mask, all you have to do is add water! It really is surprisingly effective, especially for those deep, painful, cystic breakouts. If you feel a breakout coming on, just follow the instructions below once per day until you notice the swelling starting to subside. This mask works especially well for painful cystic acne and for people that are either pregnant or allergic to harsher acne treatment ingredients like salicylic acid.
- mix about a 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric with a splash of water until it forms a paste.
- apply that paste onto the spot in question
- allow to sit on the skin for ten minutes before rinsing.
One Note of Caution: Turmeric Stains!
Be very careful that you wash it off completely and keep away from clothing and towels, as it is also used as a potent color dye, due to it’s rich mustard yellow pigment.