Turmeric Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin | The Hormone Diva

Turmeric Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne has plagued me much of my life. To my relief, I finally got an answer to WHY I had acne still as an adult when I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. Excess sebum was being created on my skin due to high androgen levels and inflammation.

Always wanting to go about my life as naturally as possible, I tried many different DIY approaches to my acne. The following turmeric face mask is something I use 1-2 times per week, and noticed a positive change in my skin after 6 weeks of regular use. Turmeric is fantastic for the skin, being anti-inflammatory.

Turmeric Face Mask


  • 2 tbsp organic turmeric powder (anti-inflammatory)
  • 1/4 cup besan, or chickpea flour (removes excess oil without drying out the skin)
  • Water


  1. Mix the turmeric and chickpea flour in a container where you can store excess.
  2. To apply to your face, put a tablespoon or so of the turmeric mixture in a small dish of the palm of your hand. Slowly add in water until you reach a paste consistency.
  3. Apply all over the face, chest or other areas with acne. Leave the mask on until it is completely dry, 10-20 minutes.
  4. Gently wash the mask off using a soft face cloth and warm water.
  5. Moisturize if necessary after the mask.

NOTE: Turmeric does stain. Be careful of this when you mix the mask and are applying it.

Do you use turmeric in your life? How do you use it?


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  2. Richard Wolfstein

    Nice article! I would definitely recommend turmeric, for one simple reason. It was shown in a study to reduce oily skin by 24.76%, when applied topically for 3 months. That’s a huge result for such a common spice. The reductions in clogged pores and acne should be correspondingly huge as well. Combining it with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil or jojoba oil (to enhance the skin penetration) is optimal.

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