Benefits of Using Turmeric in Your Skincare Regimen

Benefits of using turmeric for skincare

Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life. ~Renée Rouleau

How to Improve Skin Health with Turmeric

Turmeric is well known for its numerous health benefits.  There are also many benefits of using turmeric for skincare.  Turmeric is widely used in skin care and natural beauty products because of its powerful skin healing benefits.

Read more about how Mother Nature’s healing gifts like turmeric transformed my skin and the health of my entire family here. 

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.  In addition to skin health, it can help support bone and joint health, heart health, stress management, metabolism and weight loss, brain health, healthy digestion, and cancer prevention.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil

  • Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism*
  • May enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes* (e.g. glutathione)
  • Helps support healthy nervous and cellular function*
  • Has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption*
  • May promote healthy immune function and response*
  • When diffused, Turmeric provides an emotional lift and may help improve mood
  • Supports clean and healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Learn more about the healing benefits of turmeric essential oil here.

Turmeric Facial Mask

Reduce Your Oily Skin

If you are suffering from oily skin, skip the drugstore products that will dry out your skin and prompt it to make more oil.  Instead, try something made by Mother Nature, like turmeric for skincare.  It will help you naturally balance out the oil and leave you with soft, beautiful, glowing skin.

Try a simple face mask using turmeric powder mixed in some coconut oil.  Beware!  Turmeric can stain and it will leave your skin with a yellow glow. Don’t try this for the first time right before an important date or appointment.  Try this mask at night, giving yourself ample time for it to wash out before you need to show your face anywhere.

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

We have been trained to fear the sun.  Natural sunlight has so many healing benefits, but too much time in the sun can damage your skin.  Most sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals that increase your chance of getting cancer.  Once again, Mother Nature gives us just what we need.  Turmeric can be used to treat previous sun damage and can protect your skin from further sun damage.

Treat Skin Conditions

Turmeric is also being used to help treat many skin conditions. While you should still see a dermatologist if you have severe skin diseases and infections, some conditions can also get added help with natural herbs like turmeric. It has been shown to help with things like alopecia and eczema, so consider talking to your dermatologist about incorporating some of Mother Nature’s medicine.

Use Turmeric in Skincare for Anti-Aging

Every tired, worn out, stressed mama could use an anti-aging boost!  There is no magic pill.  It takes following a healthy lifestyle including eating a clean diet, drinking lots of pure water and exercise to maintain your youthful appearance.

You also need to focus on natural skin care products.  Adding turmeric to your natural skin care regimen will help with healthy cell regeneration and repair tissue damage.  Turmeric is a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, which every anti-aging skin care regimen needs.

How to Use Turmeric In Your Skin Care Regimen

  • Add a little bit of turmeric powder or essential oil to your facial cleanser.
  • Make a mask of turmeric powder and coconut oil.
  • Add turmeric to your favorite recipes for all its amazing health benefits.
  • Use turmeric essential oil internally for all its powerful health benefits.
  • Add a drop of turmeric essential oil to your favorite face serum.
  • Drink turmeric golden milk.

Related article >>> 13 Healing Herbs and Spices for Natural Skin Care

Turmeric is just one powerful item found in your kitchen that can be used to get beautiful, glowing skin.  Ready to learn the best foods you can eat to get clear, beautiful, glowing skin?  Download Top Foods to Eat Clear Skin.

“Skin care must be good enough to eat!”
Joanna Runciman, The Radiant Woman’s Handbook

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Benefits of using turmeric for skincare



  1. Ashley Cooper on May 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for this article! I’m definitely going to try a few of these tips to see if it will even out my skin tone

    • Shellie Lynn on May 29, 2019 at 9:31 am

      I hope you have great results 🙂

  2. Sarah on May 29, 2019 at 4:30 am

    I absolutely love tumeric! I can tell a notable difference in how I feel when I consume it! Always worried about mixing it and using as a facial in case it were to turn me yellow though. Lol However I have a friend who mixes it with shea butter with fantastic results, but she is very dark completed.

    • Shellie Lynn on May 29, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Be careful- it WILL turn you yellow! As long as your prepared and know it will take some patience to get back to your regular color, you’ll be fine 🙂 Coconut oil can help to get the color out. Sometimes I use some peroxide too.

  3. Lillian on May 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    If there is anything I love tumeric for, it has to be its anti-inflammatory properties. I mix it with a little blackpepper and warm water and sip it through the day.

    • Shellie Lynn on June 2, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      You must have a very sophisticated palate 🙂 Good for you for doing your best to keep your body healthy and free from inflammation. I’m a little jealous, I don’t think I could stomach that. I’m always impressed by those who can put on their big girl panties and take their medicine straight up!

  4. Meghan & Melissa on June 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    This is so interesting! I never thought of using turmeric in my skin care routine!

    • Shellie Lynn on June 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      I don’t know why you never thought to rub a strong smelling, bright yellow spice all over your face before ?

  5. Vee on June 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This is super informative. I’ve known about the turmeric healing powers but I’ve never really known how to apply them in my life. Definitely going to give this a try!

    • Shellie Lynn on June 14, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Have fun with your experiments!

  6. Marla on June 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the great tips! I am definitely going to try adding turmeric to my honey facial scrub- at night of course! How long does it take for the yellow glow to fade?

    • Shellie Lynn on June 14, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      If you wash well the next day, you should be just fine ? Use some witch hazel or natural toner after washing to get off any of the last yellow hues.

  7. Madi Rowan on June 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I’m going to try that turmeric mask for sure! I can’t wait! I love turmeric, it has so many amazing benefits for the entire body!

    -madi xo |

    • Shellie Lynn on June 14, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Turmeric is amazing! When I use it on my skin, it feels so soft. But beware, that yellow pigment is no joke ?

  8. Steph Social on June 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I love tumeric for skin, my fave mask is a turmeric one! It brightens and exfoliates like no other:)

    • Shellie Lynn on June 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Yes it does ?

  9. Chika uzoka on August 14, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Drinking it works the magic for me.

  10. Shanna on August 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for this information! I never knew so many benefits came from using turmeric! Excited to incorporate this into my diffusing routine!

    • Shellie Lynn on August 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      It’s a true superfood. You may not love it in your diffuser though. I’d love to hear how your experiments go. Maybe you’ll find an amazing blend that smells really good. Please share if you do!

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