Why is Turmeric used in Face Packs?

January 11, 2022 3 min read

Why is Turmeric used in Face Packs?

Using turmeric as a face mask ingredient might help reduce the appearance of acne and other skin conditions. However, the possible side effects may mean that a turmeric face mask is not suitable for everyone. Due to its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, using a face mask that contains turmeric may help treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, wounds, or atopic dermatitis. It’s also used in both natural and conventional alternative skin care products. In fact, the turmeric face mask is gaining popularity to help address certain skin concerns with the plus of not consisting of potentially harmful chemicals.

There are many benefits of using a turmeric face pack.

Reduce inflammation

 Turmeric reduces inflammation and irritation that can aggravate other skin conditions, so using a turmeric face pack can be very helpful.

Antibacterial potential

Turmeric may also treat and prevent bacteria in the skin that can otherwise contribute to infections. 

Acne treatment

With its anti-inflammatory potential, turmeric may be helpful in treating inflammatory acne. This includes:

  • cysts

  • nodules

  • pustules

  • papules

The extract may also reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Antioxidant power 

Turmeric is rich in antioxidants. Adding turmeric to face packs for women and men can prevent destroying healthy skin cells. This may prevent the onset of hyper-pigmentation, scars, and other long-term skin concerns.

Reduced hyper pigmentation

Hyper pigmentation has been one focus of topical turmeric studies. If you have patches of skin that are darker than the normal surrounding tissue, this is hyper pigmentation.

Wrinkle treatment

Studies have suggested turmeric as a possible treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. It may work to improve overall appearance in skin texture, which, in turn, may make wrinkles less noticeable.

Side effects

Although there are no known side effects in using turmeric face packs, it is a good idea to do a patch test before using any new ingredient on your skin. Even plant-based products like turmeric can cause reactions for some.

To do a patch test, you’ll want to make your turmeric mask ahead of time and then apply a small amount to your arm before using it on your face:

  • Wait at least a day, and if no reactions develop, it’s likely safe for you to apply the turmeric mask on your face.

  • Don’t use the mask if any redness, swelling, or itchiness develops on your patch test.

Making an ubtan face pack at home can come with its downsides.

  • Using Turmeric in a face pack for women and men at home can be messy and time-consuming.

  • Turmeric may also stain your skin and clothing, so make sure you use extra care when mixing up your own recipe.

How to make a face mask

The main thing to remember while making an ubtan face pack at home is to combine turmeric with ingredients and create a thick paste. The combination of ingredients may vary based on your skin type and skin concern you are treating.

  • For acne and antibacterial concerns, combine turmeric with warm water and honey.

  • For hyper pigmentation and wrinkles, combine turmeric with yogurt and lemon juice for extra nourishment and brightening effects.

  • For irritation, mix turmeric extract with aloe vera gel for natural soothing effects.

  • For antioxidant power, simply combine turmeric with water (you may add a small amount of almond or rice flour to make this mask thicker and easier to apply).

No matter which recipe you choose, leave the mask on for about 10 minutes at a time. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and follow up with desired toner, serum, and moisturizer.

Avoid leaving on overnight, as turmeric has the propensity to stain (especially if you have lighter skin). You can try washing your face with milk, if there is some staining from this yellow spice. You can use the mask up to two to three times per week.


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