Turmeric Mask


180 reviews

91% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$


Turmeric Powder

on 3/19/2015 12:35:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I honestly can't believe this doesn't have more reviews due to all the hype about Turmeric lately! This amazing natural spice, in conjunction with ACV, is solely responsible for clearing up my skin. I already wrote a post about ACV (which is liquid gold)...well this shit is powdered gold! I literally have not had this clear of skin since...um, ever?
I use a brand name turmeric from the regular grocery store, it's super cheap. I've been using a variety of masks with this stuff for a little over a week, and have already seen dramatic results.
The masks I have tried are:
- Turmeric + honey (good, but messy - use in the bath!)
- Turmeric + milk + rice powder (really hard to get off, it cakes on the skin, prob my least fave mix)
- Turmeric + Aztec Healing Clay + ACV (my favorite so far)
I have yet to try it with plain yogurt, but I plan to and I will update my review :)

Within the first few applications I could see my skin getting brighter with more of the "glow" that people talk about. Within the next few times my scars are visibly reduced (still there, nonetheless, but much lighter than before). My skin is always super soft after washing the mask off and breakouts are minimized. YES - it does stain. And yes, you will look like you have frolicked in a mustard field or have baby diarrhea on your face (sorry, but it's true.) But honestly with how well it works, it isn't even really an issue for me, you just have to be extra careful! It will stain the sink, clothes, but your face will only be temporarily stained I promise :) I apply it at night, and after my morning shower there are no traces of oompa loompa skin! Yay!
Anyways, give it a try, I have found my new holy grail skin care item and I highly recommend it!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I really wish I could share in all of these great reviews, except I've been crying about my face for the last 24 hours. I had used the turmeric mask with honey for just over 3 days. I didn't notice a difference, but I didn't notice any problems, either. Except yesterday morning I woke up, and I kid you not, I have hundreds of tiny layered bumps everywhere I laid the mask. Forehead, cheeks, upper lip and chin. My skin looks as though I have a landscape growing out of it. Considering my skin was relatively clear before this mask, and I have made no changes in diet or skin routine except turmeric, I know its this. I did try this on my arm before use and had no allergic reaction, but apparently turmeric can cause a delayed skin reaction when left on as a mask. It has been a day and my skin still looks disgustingly bumpy. I love natural remedies, and if all of these people had good results, then I don't want to discourage anyone. I just want people to know this can have adverse effects, and to work with caution when trying this. If you know you are sensitive to certain foods or spices, avoid this altogether, or else you may end up with dermatitis like me, and it is awful.

Update: It's been a week and the bumps have finally gone down thanks to some cortisone given by my doctor. There are still red spots you can see without my makeup, however. My doctor said that if you are acne prone or sensitive to avoid spices on the face in general, regardless of other people's reactions being positive. Wish I had asked her before trying this.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 2/27/2015 8:51:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I really wanted to love turmeric for a face mask, but I don't. I used it consistently, and tried different ingredients to mix it with.

I have used it with rice flour, chickpea flour, and no flour. I tried it with yoghurt, honey, lemon, and even with just plain water. (I tried all those combined, as well as combining only certain things and so on). It made my skin feel very smooth, but did not help with the breakouts.

I may try it again sometime, since I haven't in a long time and am looking for something to lighten my acne scars.

I am going to start taking it internally. I will start to mix a teaspoon or two with a glass of milk before bed, and I'll update my with my results. Even if it doesn't help with my acne, I will most likely continue taking it internally for its other benefits.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Turmeric is very effective in treating acne, it has been used for hundreds of years and it contains no harsh chemicals and is all natural. Add it to ur cooking for its many health benefits. If you see skin of people who constantly have those turmeric pastes on their face you can find not one blemish or scaring whatsoever

I've done a mixture with plain yogurt and turmeric and after two days I find it stinging, so I replace the yogurt and add turmeric to water and add rice flour instead. I find the yogurt stinging, so maybe its too harsh for me, also, I prefer using just a little bit of turmeric, too many can be stinging and the stain may be more deeper and difficult to remove.

I would suggest powdered turmeric because raw turmeric can be stinging. I would also suggest just plain water and rice flour if you have sensitive skin

Do try to experiment with different ratios of ingredients but less is more especially for your face, and there is no need to the mask to be super thick especially when you'll be using it often, a little is enough

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Adds a glow to my skin. Clears up acne and lightens up acne scars. Exfoliates my skin. A little messy because of the staining but its totally worth it

on 1/6/2015 7:03:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

If you have hyperpigmentation from acne scarring, then this is a cheap and effective solution to help lighten dark spots and brighten your face overall.

I mix the following as a mask and leave on for 15-30 mins then rinse off:
-1 tablespoon plain yogurt
-1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
-1 tsp raw honey

The yogurt is mildly exfoliating and reduces the likelihood of staining (yes, turmeric stains your skin [and counters and clothes] if used straight--just trust me, use the yogurt to avoid this), and raw honey is anti-bacterial and a natural humectant (helps retain moisture).

I just use turmeric found in the spice aisle of the grocery store. It does have a mustard-like effect in that it gives off some heat and makes your eyes water, so I'd go easy on it the first time using it. I'd recommend using this mask several times a week while also incorporating a product that has vitamin C (NOT lemon juice!! Much too harsh for your skin). This isn't an overnight miracle, but it does make a noticeable difference with repeated use and it's especially effective on recent scarring. You could also add some rice flour (another effective skin brightener), but the consistency will not be as smooth.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 12/7/2014 8:05:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

The base of all the masks is :

Oatmeal : two teaspoons (Any oatmeal is fine, be it instant or just the normal ones)
Yogurt : one and a half to two teaspoons

To customise your masks according to your skin's needs you can try:

1. Tumeric

Great for: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and said to be anti-aging

Directions: add a pinch of tumeric powder to your base mask

Tumeric is a spice commonly used in indian cooking or in curries. You can find them at the spice section of your supermarket. It's really cheap too, I got it for SGD $ 0.80 for a 100g packet.

I use this ingredient in conjunction with the honey when I suffer a serious breakout. Although the base mask is great for soothing current breakouts, it doesn't help to prevent future breakouts, especially breakouts caused by bacteria. (I talked about the causes of breakouts in my post: Clear Skin: The Cause & Tips.)

However, I found that adding the tumeric inhibits the ability of the yogurt to brighten, whiten and reduce redness. So you can alternate between this mask and the base mask.

Note: adding too much tumeric may sting or burn your face. Also, I would advise against using non-fat yogurt for this mask as tumeric needs the fat content to dissolve. Otherwise, it might leave a slight yellow residue on the skin. Fret not, a cleanser followed by a toner can effectively remove that yellow tint.

To read more ways I customise my masks:

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/30/2014 4:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Oh my god just because it turns your face red and burns doesn't mean you're allergic to it. But haha think what you want. I've been using this mask for a year and it burns the hell out of my face and makes it red but the results have been drastic. Love this so much!

on 11/30/2014 3:44:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Instead of using the conventional yellow turmeric, I so happen found a white turmeric (curcuma mangga) that's even more potent and beneficial than the yellow ones. The biggest advantage is that of course it doesn't stain like crazy, but it is stronger so I couldn't put it on my face for more than 10minutes. The result is also better, cleared up my skin almost instantly though bigger acne may take some time to heal. I've read health articles and journals, and even consult with several shinse, the white turmeric is on their top list when treating people with cancer. I cannot tell for sure, but I've since taken it internally as well.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 11/25/2014 7:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just mixed the 100% turmeric powder with some water and gently put it on my face all i got to say is I HATE THIS SO MUCH!!!! it burned my face and left it so red and itchy i will not recommend this to anyone!!!!!

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