Haldi is an integral part of Indian culture. Also known as turmeric, you use it to enhance your skin, hair, health, immunity, and even whiten your teeth. This super-spice has been on the DIY list of celebrities too, and Bollywood celebs like Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra & Jhanvi Kapoor have even posted videos of their favourite haldi face masks.

Image Via Instagram / Kareena Kapoor Khan

So, why wait? Let’s just get down to the many ways you can use turmeric to treat a multitude of skin problems. It’s cheap, easily available, super-effective, and endorsed by dermatologists and skincare brands.

7 Skin Care Benefits Of Turmeric (Haldi)

  • Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components which reduce redness and leave your skin glowing
  • It prevents breakouts and reduces acne scarring
  • Turmeric brightens dark circle under your eyes
  • It helps fight eczema and psoriasis
  • Turmeric’s antioxidant compounds can significantly improve signs of sun damage
  • It helps slow the effects of ageing and diminishes wrinkles
  • Turmeric is beneficial in treating stretch marks and dry skin
  • It’s widely used as a skin exfoliant and improves the texture of your skin

10 Skin Care DIYs With Turmeric (Haldi)

1. Suntan Removal

Here’s a simple yet effective solution for suntan. A blend of two powerful ingredients, this face pack is one of the best home remedies to remove suntan removal. Gram flour (besan) is an effective exfoliating agent. Turmeric (haldi) is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and it helps reduce skin pigmentation. 

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 cup of gram flour (besan)
  • Water or milk

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix the turmeric and gram flour.
  2. Add in some water/milk and mix well to form a thin paste.
  3. Apply the paste on your face and let it dry.
  4. Scrub it away with lukewarm water.

2. Reducing Hyperpigmentation

What’s better than a plain turmeric face pack? It’s this wholesome turmeric (haldi), coffee and dahi face pack! Rich in antioxidants, this is a perfect pack to get rid of tan and hyperpigmentation. Get rejuvenated, even, smooth and soft skin with this face pack.

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon of dahi

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients well.
  2. Apply this pack in a downward motion on your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with water.

3. Removing Whiteheads

If you are wondering how to remove whiteheads at home, take a leaf out of nani or dadi’s bag of recipes. Use turmeric (haldi) to see the difference and you will appreciate the centuries of wisdom hidden in skincare DIYs.

You Will Need:

  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric (haldi
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Method:

  1. Combine both the ingredients well.
  2. Apply this paste on the affected areas
  3. Leave the paste for nearly 20 minutes
  4. Wash it off with cold water. 
  5. Repeat this daily for best results.

4. Facial For Sensitive Skin

Banana and its peels are excellent homemade remedies for treating acne and pimples. Turmeric (haldi) gently gets rid of bacteria without harming the skin. This concoction is also a great way to get a hydrating fruit facial for sensitive skin.

You Will Need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • A pinch of turmeric (haldi)

Method:

  1. Mash a ripe banana and then add the turmeric.
  2. Apply it to your face and neck.
  3. Let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cold water.

5. Lightening Dark Spots

While we all know of the use of multani mitti for pimples, this special face pack is the best to achieve spotless, glowing skin. It helps get rid of dark patches, spots and hyperpigmentation. The sandalwood powder (chandan) helps soothe skin and the turmeric (haldi), being antibacterial, is a great way to reduce the appearance of new acne spots.

You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoon of tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoon of multani mitti
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder (chandan)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (haldi

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Apply this pack to your face for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with warm water.

6. Eliminating Acne

Over the ages, turmeric (haldi) has proven to be readily available and an inexpensive home remedy for pimples. Although it has been a popular healing agent in India for centuries, it has garnered a lot of interest internationally in recent times for its antiseptic properties.

You Will Need:

  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric (haldi)
  • 2 tablespoons of dahi

Method:

  1. Mix both the ingredients well.
  2. Apply this paste on the affected areas.
  3. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

You can also use this multani mitti face pack to fight acne.

7. Rejuvenating Dull Skin

This papaya mask is ideal for people who feel like their skin looks dull and lifeless. This mask is sure to give a nice dewy shine to the face. The enzymes in papaya help clear the skin and the turmeric (haldi) gets rid of spots and hyperpigmentation.

You Will Need:

  • 2 small pieces of papaya (ripe) 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • A pinch of turmeric (haldi)

Method:

  1. Mash the papaya in a bowl with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
  2. Add a tablespoon of honey and turmeric to the papaya mash.
  3. Apply the honey face mask to the entire face, leave it on till dry.
  4. Wash off with cool water.

8. Hydrating Dry Skin

This mask combines the skin brightening and lightening benefits of turmeric (haldi) and lemon. It helps hydrate your skin well and the milk adds B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants.

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • ¼ tablespoon of turmeric (haldi)

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. 
  2. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  3. Leave on for 10–20 minutes before rinsing off.

9. Gentle Face Scrub

Turmeric’s texture provides excellent exfoliation. It also helps regulate skin’s oil production, making it great for acne-prone skin. 

You Will Need:

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and stir to combine. 
  2. Using clean hands, massage over clean, damp skin with fingertips starting with your chin and working upward in small circles. 
  3. Rinse and follow with moisturiser.

10. Natural Face Lift

Eggs are great for the skin, they help soften, firm and hydrate the skin. Eggs contain amino acids that help in the generation of new skin cells. Add turmeric (haldi), and you’ve got the perfect anti-ageing face pack in a jiffy.

You Will Need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon organic extra-virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. Mix yolk, turmeric, and oil together to make a paste. 
  2. Apply to the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. 
  3. Rinse with warm water.

Most of us can’t get spa facials or professional skincare treatments due to the pandemic. But it doesn’t mean you have to go without the luxury or benefits of these treatments! Whether it’s making a simple turmeric scrub or a turmeric mask, try these easy, budget-friendly ideas to look and feel your best.

Srushti Pathak
Srushti Pathak

A blogger, aspiring author and old soul at heart, Srushti Pathak believes in writing stories that touch the heart. She maintains that curiosity defines her zeal for writing and creativity in all spheres of life motivates her.

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