Turmeric mask DIY is a good natural alternative for your skin care. It gives you amazing smooth skin. After using a turmeric mask for at least a week, you too will be giving the testimony. The radiance and the glow it gives is undeniable, not to mention the numerous benefits your skin actually gets in terms of healing to its optimal level. Basically with turmeric mask DIY you get the best version of your skin with your very own homemade face mask.


Turmeric is a highly medicinal plant that is native to Asia. It is often used in cooking as a spice or even in supplements because of his medicinal value. It is evident why turmeric can be seen as a great tool for the face. The magic root, turmeric, helps in reducing swelling, inflammation and irritation. Not to mention the level of glow you have after using a turmeric face mask. 

how to make turmeric mask

Turmeric has been used over the years to decrease inflammation in arthritis. It can also be used to help with skin diseases such as; psoriasis. Although, more research is needed for the latter claim. 


Turmeric has the ability to prevent bacteria buildup in the skin. Bacteria buildup often leads to acne cysts and staph infections. Keep in mind if you have any active infection at the moment you should probably see a doctor first. 


Benefits of turmeric

turmeric mask with yogurt

The benefits of turmeric are vast, so I’m just going to list it’s importance when applied topically. 


  • It reduces inflammation
  • It has antibacterial potential
  • Acne treatment (For acne cysts, nadules, pastules, papules)
  • Turmeric is rich in antioxidants
  • It helps in reducing hyperpigmentation
  • Significantly helps in reducing skin irritation
  • It improves skin texture
  • Gets rid of wrinkles and fine lines
  • It help treat eczema 


How to make DIY turmeric face mask

Here are some turmeric mask recipes I live by, that really help in keeping my skin healthy. The whole concept of making a turmeric face mask is to basically create a paste with it. But depending on your skin concerns what you mix in this facemask will vary. Read about different skin types to find out where you stand.


Turmeric facemask for acne

turmeric mask for acne scars before and after


  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • Water



  • Put the turmeric in a bowl.
  • Add in your honey and mix.
  • Then add as much water as needed depending on how thick or what you want your peace to be.
  • Mix everything to make sure you have a smooth paste. 
  • Then apply generously onto your face after cleansing.
  • Leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off and continue with your skin care routine as you would.


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Homemade turmeric face mask for hyperpigmentation and wrinkles

turmeric mask for acne scars before and after


  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • A teaspoon lemon juice



  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly until mixture is smooth and consistent.
  • Apply it generously to your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off and moisturize.


Turmeric facemask for skin irritation


  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel



  • Put the turmeric in a bowl.
  • Add in your aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera is very good for its natural Susan effects.
  • Mix everything thoroughly. You can add more aloe Vera if needed to get your preferred consistency. 


Homemade facemask for antioxidant power

Turmeric mask recipe


  • 1 tablespoon turmeric extract
  • A tablespoon Almond/rice flour (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water



  • Add in your turmeric extracts and water.
  • Mix until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Add in almond/rice flour if you want it to be thicker, Otherwise you don’t need the flour. 
  • Apply paste evenly to skin.
  • Rinse off after 10 to 15 minutes.


DIY turmeric face mask for hyperpigmentation


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon ground oats
  • 3 tablespoons organic plain yogurt
  • 3 drops of honey



  • Mix your dry ingredients; turmeric and ground oats.
  • Add in the yogurt and honey to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix until you achieve a consistent paste.
  • Apply to your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off and continue as you would with your skin care routine.


Honey has natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent at-home treatment for fungal infections, psoriasis, dry skin, and even burns. Find more DIY face masks with honey here. 


Calming DIY turmeric facemask for sensitive skin

turmeric mask recipe


  • A teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater new paragraph



  • Add in your turmeric powder into a bowl.
  • Mix in your Aloe Vera gel and rose water to the turmeric. 
  • Apply generously to your face.
  • Rinse off after 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Then continue as you would with your skin care routine.


If you are not sure you have sensitive skin, read more about sensitive skin here


Are there any risks?

turmeric mask DIY

According to research turmeric is generally considered to save products when used already or topically. As for when applied in skin care, there are no known side effects of turmeric. However, there’s never any harm in doing a patch test first before applying the whole product to your face. 


For a patch test you basically apply a little bit on your arm or a part of your neck.

 Then you have to wait for at least a day to see if there’s going to be any reactions or not. 

If you don’t notice any reaction, rashes or redness, swelling at all in the area where you applied the facemask then you can go ahead and apply it all over your face.


Also pay attention to the other ingredients you mix in your face mask to make sure they are not items you react to. I would advise mixing just turmeric and water to be sure you don’t react to it. Because when you mix it with other products you may not be sure what you are actually reacting to.


SN. Beware that turmeric can stain any surface it comes in contact with, so be careful and apply it over your sink. Make sure you wash the sink immediately after you are done.


Does it expire?

When it comes to DIY skin care products the shelf life always varies. But to be on the safe side, it is advised to keep your finished products refrigerated in a close jar. It should not be kept for more than two weeks even in the fridge.


If you’re not too sure of the products to put in your fridge, then maybe you should check out “What skin care products should be refrigerated”



You don’t need store bought overpriced products to make a difference to your skincare routine. A DIY turmeric face mask is a good natural alternative to help you reduce skin concerns relating to inflammation, hyperpigmentation, irritation, skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles. 


Just keep in mind like any other skin care products you need time and consistency to fully see the results. Especially when it comes to homemade products, you need a little bit more patience. But the results are always worth it, and there’s less risk of irritation.

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