Turmeric DIYs for acne scars, Quick and Easy remedies for all skin types!

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Turmeric is a superb ingredient when it comes to fading acne scars naturally, owing to its anti-bacterial, antiseptic and healing properties.

Also known as curcumin, turmeric is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components. It repairs and restores every skin type without being harsh on it.

Along with external application turmeric is immensely healthful when consumed with milk or in warm water as it detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system.

Here are some Turmeric Remedies for fading acne scars

Remedies for oily skin

  • Take a pinch of turmeric powder and 2 tbsp gram flour/Chickpea flour.
  • Mix them with enough rose water, yogurt(plain unflavored) and few drops of lemon juice to make a fine paste.
  • Apply and let it act for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • To lighten acne scars use this face pack thrice a week.

Rose water is a natural astringent and Yogurt has protein and lactic acid, favorable agents for oily skin.

Citric acid in lemon juice pulls out oil and lightens scars effectively. Gram flour cleanses and replenishes skin with essential nutrients. (For more gram flour benefits and remedies CLICK HERE)

Remedy 2

  • Take a tbsp of detoxifying clay such as fullers earth(multani mitti) or bentonite clay. You can use sandalwood powder as well.
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Mix them with rose water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply on the affected area like spot treatment.
  • Wash it off after 30 minutes.
  • If applying on the whole face, wash it off after 15 minutes with warm water.

Remedies for dry skin

  • Take a tbsp of milk cream( malai). If its not available you can use full fat milk.
  • Mash half banana.
  • Add a tsp of turmeric powder to it.
  • Mix the ingredients well and apply.
  • Wash it off after 20 minutes.

Milk hydrates dry skin and its lactic acid provides nourishment. Potassium, manganese and vitamin B-6 in banana repair skin and hydrates it at the same time.

Remedy 2

  • Mix a pinch of turmeric powder with extra virgin coconut oil.
  • Add few drops of avocado oil.( you can use avocado pulp alternatively)
  • Apply and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Coconut oil nourishes and fights off infection while moisturizing dry skin.
  • While turmeric fights bacteria and removes impurities.

Remedy for combination skin

Combination skin is oily near the nose and forehead area while the cheeks are dry.

  • Take a tbsp of gram flour and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Mix with 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp lemon juice to make a fine paste.
  • Add few drops of tea tree oil (great for acne prone skin).
  • Apply and let the mask act for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

Turmeric exfoliator/scrub for oily skin

  • Mix a pinch of turmeric powder with 1 tsp coarse orange peel powder/ ground coffee/oatmeal powder/almond powder.( choose the ingredient convenient for you to use)
  • Add cucumber juice to make a thick paste.
  • Apply and gently massage the face for 5 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Use this scrub twice a week to remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil.

Exfoliator for dry skin

  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder to 1 tsp olive oil.
  • Add a pinch of granulated sugar to the mixture.
  • Gently massage in circular motions for few minutes.
  • wash it off with warm water.
  • Do not exfoliate dry skin more than once a week.

Sugar gently exfoliates dead skin cells and olive oil hydrates dry skin while supplying nutrients to it.

Quick DIYs

For oily skin– Mix a pinch of turmeric powder with a tsp of organic aloe vera gel. Apply and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.

You can also mix turmeric powder with papaya pulp or tomato juice to lighten acne scars and reduce oiliness.

For dry skin– Mix turmeric powder with organic honey to make a paste. Massage and wash it off after 20-30 minutes.

Turmeric ice cubes– Add a pinch of turmeric powder in 1/2 cup filtered water, mix well. Empty the contents in an ice tray. Massage gently with turmeric ice cubes for 3-4 minutes. Do this twice daily on a cleansed face.

Ice cubes have amazing skin benefits, when combined with turmeric it becomes a super recipe to lighten scars, shrink large pores and slow down signs of aging. (To read more on how to use ice cubes, its benefits and ice cube recipes- CLICK HERE)


  1. Make sure your skin is not allergic to any of the ingredients by doing a small patch test.
  2. Follow a hygienic skin care routine by cleansing and exfoliating.
  3. You can also use readily available sunscreen, moisturizer and cleanser that contains turmeric as an ingredient.
  4. Moisturize with products suitable to your skin type after washing off the face packs.
  5. Drink lots of water to hydrate and detoxify naturally.
  6. Replenish your body with nutrients by consuming fresh fruits and greens to keep the skin naturally healthy.
  7. Do not smoke, avoid alcohol and junk food.

In conclusion

Turmeric is being used in Ayurveda since centuries for its beauty and overall health benefits. You can try this amazing ingredient with other natural ingredients suitable to your skin type.

It will not only lighten acne scars but also prevent pimples, shrink pores and add a natural glow to your skin. Maintain a clean and healthy lifestyle as it reflects in your skin.

Do share your favorite turmeric remedies with our readers by commenting below 🙂

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