We have all had acne at some point in our lives. They appear in teenagers as well as in older people. Acne usually appear due to clogged pores which cause an infection.
There are many different products and medications available on the market against acne. But most of those products cause burning, itching, dry skin, rashes, etc. Oral medications often cause headaches and nausea and nosebleed as well.
People, who have experienced the negative effects of acne medications, don’t want to use them again. On the other hand, natural remedies are less damaging and have fewer side effects than medical treatments. You can treat acne without feeling pain!
Turmeric powder or paste is a quite effective cure against mild to moderate acne because it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
Turmeric Paste for Acne Scars
- Boiled water
- Holy basil leaves or black tulsi leaves
- Turmeric leaves
- A mortar and pestle or a food processor
Use equal parts of holy basil and turmeric. Use as many leaves you need to treat the affected area. This paste is used fresh so don’t exaggerate.
Crush the turmeric until you get a thick paste and then set it aside. Grind the holy basil or tulsi leaves and put them in boiled water to make a smooth thick paste. Mix 1 tablespoon turmeric paste and ½ tablespoon tulsi/basil paste and grind them together. You need to obtain paste which is easily spreadable on the skin. But you must be careful; the paste needs to be smooth, not lumpy.
Put a thin layer of the mixture on dry and clean skin with the help of cotton swab, bare hands or applicator brush. Wait for 15 minutes. Then rinse the mixture with warm water and soap. You need to use water-based moisturizer after washing your face because it will balance the oils in the skin and prevent further appearing of acne and irritation.
You should apply this mixture one to two times a day, for several days in a row. Although, as we said before, it is best to prepare it before every use, but if you don’t have time, the mixture can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. Acne and scars should be reduced after couple of days. When acne disappear you can apply this treatment twice a week to maintain clear skin.