Turmeric and gram flour mask

12 Best Turmeric Face Mask Recipes to Get Glowing Skin

There are ways to say goodbye to all your skin problems with one trusted ingredient, turmeric. Buzzle lays down 12 turmeric face mask recipes that are quick to make, easy to apply, and sure to make your skin glow!
Before you begin ...
  • Make sure that you remove the moisturizer off your face.
  • Wash your face with warm water; this will open the pores and facilitate the treatment.

Rhizomes of the herbaceous plant Cucurma longa are used to make turmeric powder. This plant is native to India, and is used as a spice in most southeast Asian savory dishes. It has gained its recognition in the western world due to its enormous medicinal value. It is rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. It has anti-aging properties and can help prevent appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It exfoliates your skin to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and dirt. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce redness, which usually occurs in rosacea acne. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help you get rid of all those stubborn little zits that keep appearing over and over again.

Turmeric, all by itself, is capable of getting rid of all your skin problems, so just take half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, add a little water, make a paste, leave it on for fifteen minutes, wash it off, and watch your pimples go away in days!

Turmeric Face Mask Recipes For ...

1. For Removal of Dark Spots

Using Honey and Gram Flour

Honey acts as a natural bleach and helps in fading away dark spots; lemon also has some skin lightening properties.

Ingredients
  • Gram flour (or oatmeal), 2 tsp.
  • Milk, 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric, ½ tsp.
  • Honey, ½ tsp.
  • Lemon juice, few drops
Method
  1. Mix turmeric, gram flour, milk, lemon juice, and honey to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste and leave it on 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash your face with cold water.

Using Tomato Juice

As tomato juice is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, it brightens dull skin. It is an astringent and removes excess oil.

Ingredients
  • Gram flour (or oatmeal), 2 tsp.
  • Milk (yogurt), 1 tsp.
  • Tomato juice, 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric, ½ tsp.
  • Lemon juice, few drops
  • Almond oil, few drops
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste and let it dry slightly.
  3. Rub in counterclockwise direction to remove the paste.
    (Do not overdo this step; remove only whatever comes off easily.)
  4. Wash your face with cold water.

2. For Removal of Acne

Using Mint

Mint leaves are rich in essential oils that contain menthol. Menthol is an astringent that helps in removal of excess oil, tightening of pores, and also has antibacterial activity. Regular use of this pack will reduce acne considerably.

Ingredients
  • Mint juice, 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder, 1 tsp.
Method
  1. Mix the mint juice and turmeric powder to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash your face with cold water.

Using Lentil Powder and Oatmeal

Lentil powder exfoliates your skin, brightens dull skin, and tightens pores. Both oatmeal and lentil remove excess oil and help reduce acne.

Ingredients
  • Milk, 2 tbsp.
  • Lentil powder, 1 tbsp.
  • Oatmeal (or gram flour), 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ½ tsp.
Method
  1. Mix the above ingredients and make a paste.
  2. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash off with cold water.

Using Margosa Leaves and Kaolin Clay

Margosa or neem leaves show excellent antibacterial properties. Kaolin clay or Fuller's earth removes excess oil and lightens your skin. Regular use of this pack not only reduces acne, but also prevents it from reappearing.

Ingredients
  • Margosa leaves
  • Turmeric ½ tsp.
  • Fuller's earth (or Kaolin clay for sensitive skin)
Method
  1. Grind the margosa leaves and make a coarse paste of it.
  2. Add the other ingredients to it.
  3. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with cold water.

3. For Exfoliation

Using Baking Soda and Rose Water

Baking soda will exfoliate your skin and help remove sun tan. Rose water is a coolant that soothes your skin.

Ingredients
  • Rose water, 1 tsp.
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ½ tsp.
Method
  1. Mix baking soda, rose water, and turmeric powder.
  2. Apply the paste and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with cold water.

Using Saffron and Other Ingredients

Almond oil provides vitamin E, while carrot juice provides vitamin A. Radish juice is an antioxidant that brightens your skin and prevents premature aging. Honey and saffron add to the skin whitening property of this mask. Aloe vera acts as a coolant and soothes your skin.

Ingredients
  • Carrot juice, 2 tsp.
  • Honey, 2 tsp.
  • Glycerin, 1 tsp
  • Radish juice, 1 tsp.
  • Aloe Vera gel, 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice, ½ tsp.
  • Almond oil, ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ¼ tsp.
  • Saffron, 2 strips
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a thin paste.
  2. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash with warm water.

Using Avocado

Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals. They help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lighten skin tone, and moisturize your skin.

Ingredients
  • Yogurt, 1 tsp.
  • Mashed avocado, 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ¼ tsp
Method
  1. Make a paste of all the ingredients mentioned above.
  2. Apply and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with warm water.

Using Egg White and Olive oil

Egg whites remove excess oil and whiteheads from your skin, tighten pores, and reduce fine lines. Olive oil hydrates your skin. This face mask is ideal for dry skin.

Ingredients
  • Egg white, 1
  • Lemon juice, 1 tsp.
  • Rose water, 1 tsp.
  • Olive oil, 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric, ½ tsp.
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with cold water.

Using Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an antiseptic that reduces acne and fades its scars away. The lactic acid present in yogurt cleanses your face to remove excess oil, and hydrates your skin as well.

Ingredients
  • Yogurt, 2 tsp.
  • Sandalwood powder, ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ¼ tsp.
Method
  1. Make a paste of the ingredients.
  2. Apply and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with warm water.

4. For Removing Dark Circles

Pineapple juice is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and minerals. It is known to lighten skin tone.

Ingredients
  • Pineapple juice, 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric, 1 tsp.
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste on the dark circles, and leave it on 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with warm water.
  4. Apply this paste every day. Continuous usage of this paste will help your dark circles fade off in a few days.

5. For Skin Lightening

Honey exfoliates your skin and gives you a natural glow. Both honey and soybean are seen to have skin whitening properties.

Ingredients
  • Soybean, 15 g
  • Fresh turmeric, 10 g
  • Honey, 1 tsp.
Method
  1. Soak the soybeans in warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain it.
  3. Grind soybean and turmeric together to make a fine paste and add honey to it.
  4. Apply the paste on your face and neck, and let it dry.
  5. Wash it off with warm water.

Tip: Use a sunblock to prevent sun tan, dark spots, appearance of fine lines, and dull skin in the future.

Caution

Do not apply any of the masks if you have a sunburn.
Do not apply around the eye region (except for dark circles treatment).
Avoid lime juice if you have sensitive skin.
Do not leave the mask on for more than 20 minutes.
Test the mask on the inner side of your elbow to check if there is any reaction.
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