My goodness, i don't know what mother nature did to this beautiful plant to make it so wonderful. Possibly the curcumin in it...but even science isn't entirely sure. Nothing...absolutely nothing else works on a forming zit better than this. No matter what, if the blemish isn't raised yet, perhaps just a bit of a sensitive spot or even just red, dab this on for a few hours....and it'll never come up. It'll go away within a day or two and done. However, if the zit's already formed and full, this won;t work, but acknowledging the science of acne, it makes sense. It truly astonishes me....this long held ancient indian tradition is marvelous. It also adds a fabulous glow for those with darker, more neutral skin tones. Not only is turmeric have antioxidant benefits, but it's majorly anti-inflammatory and works as a disinfectant. I think all these aspects also contribute to its magic. Just.....really...miraculous. Only think you can hope for is that your at home when you notice the small blemish....or else it might become too late.
I have tried many fancy face masks but pure turmeric mixed into a paste with a smidgeon of honey is amazing.
You can also drink it 1 teaspoon in water 3 times a day to clear out your liver and improve your complexion.
I only do this face mask at night when I know no one will see me as other users have commented even if you wash well you will still have a slight yellow hue to your skin. As other users have commented whatever this stain is it seems to help as when I wake up in the morning my skin always looks fresher and healthier.
I dont know if it stops new pimples from forming or not, yet to decide, hard to test that. But I do know that it reduces scars, reduces inflammation and makes my skin feel really fresh and clean.
Save your pennies, don't buy the expensive facemasks, just use turmeric!
Oh and to the lady who said beware porcelain skinned beauties, I am very pale but find that if I do this mask at night and sleep through the night, by the following day when I've taken my shower all the yellow is gone.
ok im 36 and ive spent literlly $$$$thousands over the last 20 years on acne and acne scar products...only to find out that two dirt cheap (pennies a day) worked better and rapidly on fading my scars..turmeric powder..like a huge bag for 99 cents (and apple cider vinegar..seperately not together)
ok so..the turmeric i do nothing special just take the plain ol powder into the palm of my hand,add a little water,till its pasty and spread it over my face,MUST leave it on about AN HOUR..and have nowhere to go or be seen by anyone for 3-4 hours!
cuz when you wash it off after an hour...no matter how hard you scrub or what trillion dfferent types of washes you use back to back..your face will be stained bright yellow...and thats ok..so dont bother with a harsh wash..just wash it normally and go around with a bright yellow face for a few hours..cuz the NEXT time you wash..itll come off..then after that.. a shower then it will be finally be off (im talking 3 total washed and 3-4 hours later...
wow sooo worth it! it fades acne scars like nothing youve ever seen!
I will continue to use this!absolutely!
therefore based on the technical experience i feel it is "IN" the staining power..that this product works! I DONT MEAN that the yellow...is somehow camaflaging the scars! I mean when the yellow is ALL completely 100% GONE,washed off...the scars are faded! period! but it needs that time.to sit in your skin.
its awesome try it!!!!!
further results with auromere sandalwood turmeric neem soap..at i herb . com..its like $1.37..and like $1 shipping!!!..made in india..keeps skin matte all day!!! didnt know a soap that you rinse off could do that!!! its incredible and it also faded scars
read its reviews at iherb.it has turmeric in it and does NOT stain the skin whatsoever and smells delicous!!!my HG soap cleared my skin!!!
In Indonesia turmeric is widely used for food and beauty one of the most popular use for skin is as an exfoliating powder called "lulur" along with other ingredients like rice powder it exfoliates gently and smooth your skin and we also sometimes use lemon to mix with lulur and it's good when you have bacne and I remember when I'm in high school I also used it to exfoliate my face and it dries up my acne right away.anyway it's really cheap and sold in sachet and been used for hundreds of year by indonesian women it's worth to try
I have been using this as a weekly mask for about a year now. I first heard of this from a blogger friend and my mother. I saw really good results from my friend and as soon as I heard my mother talk about this I went to an asian supermarket and picked a packet of this up for 90 cents. And this packet last a long time with my weekly use. It's been about a year and there's still half of it left.
I usually mix half a teaspoon with my toner either witch hazel or apple cider vinegar. I mix in just enough to get a smooth paste. I leave it on for about 15 minutes. And then I cleanse off with water or my usual cleanser and it usually doesnt stain. The results are pretty good. I used to get a lot of break outs on my forehead and chin. I dont get much break outs any more unless it's TTOTM or if I am really stressed. But even then my acne has calm down a lot and it's due to this turmeric mask. Before my skin was just a mess in general. I follow up this mask with jojoba oil and that helps a lot as well.
If you want to get really fancy with this mask you can add honey, almond oil and gram flour. This gives my skin a nice glow. Also before you are remove this mask, rub your skin in circular motions, the gram flour acts as an exfoliant. I leave this mask on for about 20 mins. I make this mask when I have the time- usually once a month.
This is a reply to the above posts:
If you find that it stains your skin (any tone), and honestly it usually does the removal is simple. Take plain yogurt and keep it on your skin for about 5-10 minutes, or until you see the yogurt turn the orange/yellow color of the tumeric. The yogurt lifts the pigmentation left behind so you don't look like you have jaundice!
Hope that helps!
Turmeric! Wow, this brings so much memories from my childhood. I have been through my fair share of getting my acne under control, and my only solution was Accutane. However, my mum used to grind fresh turmeric and use lime juice to make a paste and dab it on my pimples. It really does work b/c the combination dried out those nasty buggers like no other. Yes, it burned like hell. It worked well for me as a child but I would never use this as an adult b/c I do go to school and work and the stain that the turmeric left my skin was awful! I seriously looked ill. Not only that, but I remember it staining my bed sheets, pillows.....everything!
I was surprised that there was only 1 review on MUA for turmeric. I have been using it since I was a child, when my mom would apply a paste for any burns or scars, which quickly disappeared.
I now mix it in with some yogurt, honey and sugar and leave it on for about 10 minutes before I shower. It helps with redness and acne marks, and gives my skin this smoothness and a glow that seems to come from within. I love, love, love it!
Here's my recipe:
1 teaspoon yogurt
1/2 teaspoon warm honey
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
put it aside, wash your face with warm water, pat it until it's almost dry and right before you apply add in 1/4 teaspoon sugar (for exfoliation)
Leave on for 10 min, rinse off with warm water.
Some people recommend adding in some gram flour to make it adhere to your skin better, but I am allergic to it. I have heard it works great for others though.
- Turmeric stains are almost impossible to get off clothing, so be careful while mixing.
- The smell can take a bit of getting used to.
Turmeric has long been used as a natural skin care product in South Asian countries. I tried this by making a paste from powdered turmeric and a bit of water and applying it to a zit and letting it dry. I found that it did reduce swelling and redness, but I'm not sure if it really helped the pimple any. It has however, proven to be a miracle worker for a few of my friends. I noticed that it works better for people who find sulfur based products effective. I like that it is natural and cheap, but some turmeric will stain skin. Beware, porcelain skinned beauties!