Turmeric In Skin Care

Turmeric is considered one of the most crucial skin whitening ingredients in Ayurveda and also in ancient times is understood to lighten dark spots and level out skin tone. This is why Hindu weddings follow the tradition of applying Haldi(Turmeric paste) all over the bride’s skin. 

Turmeric is a very widely used plant in the field of medicine and also as a colouring agent. India is the largest producer, exporter, and consumer of turmeric, with a production of 8.46 lakh tonnes in the year 2014–2015. An active ingredient called curcumin present in turmeric has skin damage healing properties. 

A glimpse of the wide range of use of turmeric is described below which you may feel interested in going through.

What is turmeric?

Medicinal plants have been used since ancient times, and are sources of important modern drugs (1). Turmeric is a very widely used plant in the field of medicine and also as a colouring agent. India is the largest producer, exporter, and consumer of turmeric, with a production of 8.46 lakh tonnes in the year 2014–2015 (2,3). 

For many decades, turmeric is not only used in the field of medicine as a healing agent but also has a major role in the cosmetic field too. The active ingredient called curcumin which is present in turmeric has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties making it apt not only for acne and acne scars but also for skin discolouration and stretch marks. 

Curcumin also helps in protecting your skin from skin damage caused due to environmental pollution and also chemicals applied over the skin on daily basis. 

Acne is a very common skin issue faced by both men and women in all stages of life. Acne is mainly caused by the blocked oil pores over your skin surface. A skin cream/pack containing turmeric helps in the regulation of sebum production on the skin.

Role of turmeric in Cosmetology

Turmeric is the first known cosmetic product that has been traditionally smeared on the skin by women and is thought to lessen facial hair development, lessen acne, and enhance complexion..(4)


1. Turmeric in Skin Whitening:

Because the active ingredient curcumin present in turmeric acts as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps in maintaining the skin's natural health. A recently conducted study showed that using turmeric-based lotion can brighten the skin within just three weeks. (5)

2. Turmeric in Glowing Skin:

Due to environmental pollution and day-to-day stressed life, your skin feels dull and lacks glow and lustre. Turmeric is the natural solution. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidants present in it will help in reviving your skin by bringing out its natural glow. (6)

3. Turmeric To Treat Acne:

Acne is one of the most common issues faced by every individual irrespective of race and gender in all phases of life. Turmeric is one of the home remedies that fight against acne. Turmeric's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics aid in preventing the bacteria's growth. It lessens the blemish's redness and puffiness. (7)

4. Turmeric To Banish Dark Circles:

The primary causes leading to dark circles are lack of sleep, stress, over-exposure to the sun, and also environmental pollution. Turmeric, being a skin lightening and anti-inflammatory agent, helps in reducing the intensity of dark circles. (8)

Since turmeric has a wide range of benefits for skin care, you can implement it in your daily routine with the following 2 options: 

  • Using it as natural Natural face masks and
  • Using Natural skincare products that contain Turmeric as their main ingredient 

Applying Natural Turmeric Face Masks

1. Turmeric and Milk : 

Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 2-4 spoons of milk to make a fine paste and applied over the skin, rest for 15 minutes. It acts as a scrub by exfoliating your dead facial cells and milk acts as a moisturizer and keeps it hydrated.

2. Turmeric And Lemon :

 For One tablespoon of turmeric powder add A few drops of lemon juice. Mix to make a smooth paste. All over the face and neck, spread the paste. and rest for about 5 to 10 minutes. Turmeric helps in skin glow, and citric acid in lemon does the deep cleaning of the pores with excess sebum leading to acne. When both of them are used together, it acts as skin lightening, reducing pigmentation and reducing skin discolouration.

3. Curd And Turmeric:

To One teaspoon of Turmeric powder add One tablespoon of Curd. Mix and make a smooth paste. All over the face and neck, spread the paste. Rest for 10- 15 minutes. Curd contains good bacteria which help in making and enhancing the skin glow. Turmeric helps in skin glow.

4. Turmeric And Honey :

Take 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder add 4-5 drops of milk and half a tablespoon of honey. Mix and make a smooth paste. Apply the paste all over the face and neck. Rest for 10- 15 minutes. 

This combination of Turmeric and Honey mask helps in enhancing the glowing skin and also does skin moisturizing and keeps your skin hydrated. It also helps in removing acne marks and inhibiting free radicals from causing wrinkles and fine lines. 

Natural Products That Contain Turmeric

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Product Benefits:

  • Skin Glow
  • Skin Whitening
  • Anti - Acne
  • Skin Nourishment


Product Benefits:

  • Deep Cleansing
  • Skin Conditioning
  • Anti-Acne


Product Benefits:

  • Skin Whitening
  • Anti - Acne
  • Skin Nourishment


Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements are found in turmeric. These qualities might give the skin a glow, nourishment, and natural protection against skin damage. The natural radiance of your skin may be revived by turmeric. To find out if turmeric has any beneficial effects on your skin, you may try it out today.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Does turmeric has side effects?

Ans: No, since it’s a herbal drug and grown in nature, there will be no side effects.

  1. Does turmeric work in skin tanning?

Ans: Yes, apply a fine paste to the skin by combining 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder with 2-4 spoons of milk. Let it sit for 15 minutes. It works as a scrub by removing the dead skin cells from your face, and milk works as a moisturizer to keep it nourished.

  1. Does turmeric helps in acne?

Ans: The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help to stop the growth of germs. It reduces the redness and puffiness of the blemish.


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  4. https://ijdvl.com/turmeric-a-condiment-cosmetic-and-cure/
  5. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0944711316302549
  6. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303503087_Effects_of_Turmeric_Curcuma_longa_on_Skin_Health_A_Systematic_Review_of_the_Clinical_Evidence_Effects_of_Curcuma_longa_on_Skin_Health
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17569219/  
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924417/