By: Taylor H.
When fighting against acne, taking to the internet to find at home quick fixes is pretty common. There are some pretty crazy recommendations floating around out there however, not all home remedies are created equal. As an acne sufferer and self-proclaimed beauty product fanatic, I have tested more concoctions on my skin than I'd like to admit. Lucky for you, my experience is here to serve a purpose, to help you clear up your skin!
One of the best home acne remedies that I have yet to find over the years is Turmeric. If you have never heard of Turmeric, it is an ancient plant used for countless medicinal purposes. It is most frequently used in Indian dishes as a spice, and you can purchase it at your local grocery store on the baking aisle. You can drink it as a tea, create a mask out of it, or even a make an exfoliating scrub. No matter how you choose to use it, it will work its wonders on your skin one way or another.
My personal favorite Turmeric creation is a mask that is meant to be left on for 20 minutes, two times a week. It will lighten acne spots, give you a soft glow, tighten your pores, and treat any existing acne due to its antifungal properties. Here is what you'll need for the mask.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients in the following order until there are no lumps and the mixture is completely smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for around 15 minutes so that it is lightly chilled. Before you apply the mask, be aware that Turmeric stains anything it touches very easily so try not to get it on any clothes or fabrics that you are not willing to ruin.
The best time to try this mask is when your face is clean and a bit damp. I recommend putting on the mask right after you take a shower before bed. Use a makeup brush and lightly cover your face with a layer of the mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
After a few weeks of being consistent with this mask, you should notice a difference in your skin. Your acne should be far less irritated and if you have acne scars, you may notice that they are not as dark or noticeable. See for yourself why Turmeric is one of the best beauty treatments around.