15 Proven Benefits of Raw Turmeric for Skin (+ Uses Tips)

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Raw turmeric is a popular yellow spice that used to cook variant dishes all over the world. In India raw turmeric is known as ‘haldi’ and in Indonesia raw turmeric is known as `kunyit`. If you use this spice often you should already know the health benefits of it. Let me reminds you again, as a medical herbs raw turmeric can help you with Alzheimer’s disease, headaches, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, hampers cancer and tumor cells, eliminate toxins and more and more.

But in this article i will not share you information about those benefits. Because, apparently raw turmeric have another special benefits that aren’t that popular. Guess what? Yes. Skin care benefits.

Before we go further, let’s see it’s nutrition information below.

Nutrition Information

In a tablespoon (6 g) of Raw turmeric Powder (spices) contain 24 calories and these nutrients listed below.
NoNutrients NameWeight% Daily Value*
1Total Fat

–       Saturated Fat

–       Trans Fat

1 g

0 g





2Cholesterol0 mg0%
3Sodium3 mg0%
4Total Carbohydrate

–       Dietary Fiber

–       Sugars

4 g

1 g

0 g



5Protein1 g
6Vitamin C1.7 mg3%
7Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)0.2 mg1%
8Vitamin K0.9 mcg1%
9Niacin0.3 mg2%
10Vitamin B60.1 mg6%
11Folate2.6 mcg1%
12Choline3.3 mg
13Betaine0.7 mg
14Calcium12.4 mg1%
15Iron2.8 mg16%
13Magnesium13 mg3%
14Phosphorus18.1 mg2%
15Potassium170  mg5%
16Sodium2.6 mg0%
17Zinc0.3 mg2%
18Chopper0.0 mg2%
19Manganese0.5 mg26%
20Selenium0.3 mcg0%

*% Daily value based on a 2.000 calories diet.

Actually raw turmeric has been used in lots of beauty products formula over the centuries. It’s power for your skin health is unquestionable.

  1. Treatment of Acne

In the previous article about benefits of raw milk for skin i explained that acne is one of difficult problem to deal with. But it seems that there are many natural ways to deal with it. Raw turmeric contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties which can help you fight pimples. Furthermore, it can help you with acne scars and inflammation.

You can try to make raw turmeric mask by adding raw turmeric powder and sandalwood powder into a half cup of lemon juice or as much as you need. Mix them properly into a paste then apply it throughout your face. Leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes before wash it with a warm water. Do it regularly for optimum effect.

  1. Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Oily skin sometimes lead to a few skin problems like acne and it can lower your confidence for sure. But don’t worry, now you can make your own natural mask at home. Mix a pinch of raw turmeric powder, 1.5 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, and 3 tablespoons of orange juice.

Apply it throughout your face for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing it with warm water. The certain effects after using this facial mask are no more oily skin because the raw turmeric will reduce sebum production and no more blemishes.

  1. Facial Mask for Dry Skin

Are you wondering what to do with your dry skin recently? Here i have the answer you may need to know. Instead of trying all the facial mask products in the stores or online stores you can try your home-production natural facial mask.

Put an egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, one fresh lemon juice, a little rose water, and a pinch of raw turmeric powder. Apply this mask to your dry skin area. Leave it until it completely dry before washing it with warm water. This prescription is free-chemical and cheap one. Try it..

  1. Treatment of Wrinkles

Raw turmeric is also works very awesome to reduce wrinkles and fine lines that may make you look older. A combination of raw turmeric powder, rice powder, raw milk, and tomato juice is very effective to used as a super mask. You can apply this mask throughout your face for about 30 minutes before washing it with warm water. This mask can help you gain your flawless and brighten skin.

  1. Treatment of Dark Circles

Besides dealing with wrinkles, raw turmeric can also deal with annoying dark circles. Make a home-made mask of a pinch of raw turmeric and a couple tablespoons of butter milk mixture then apply it on your dark circles around your eyes for about 20 minutes. You can wash it with a cold water later. This mask is very effective to lighten your skin around your eyes.

  1. Signs of Aging

Every women and men will definitely grow old as the time pas by. No one can stop it. But an equal amount of gram flour and raw turmeric paste can stop the signs. You can use raw milk or yogurt as the liquid mixture to replace water to gain more fabulous effect. Apply this paste throughout your body or face skin and let it dry perfectly. After that wash it clearly with warm water.

  1. Treatment of Stretch Marks

Don’t let stretch marks ruin your confidence! Even though there are products that claim can eliminate stretch marks but there is no guarantee. Keep your money on your pocket and try this simple and easy formula to lighten your stretch marks.

Mix besan (gram flour) and raw turmeric then add some liquid to tie them up such as raw milk or yogurt or plain water. Apply this paste to your stretch marks area. Leave it dry before wash it with warm water. Do this regularly until there’s no stretch marks left..

  1. Soothes Burns

Raw turmeric offers some antiseptic properties that can help you relief your skin burn. Just mix a pinch of raw turmeric powder and a little amount of aloe vera gel properly then apply it on your burn. This paste can heal your burn without you realize it.

  1. Reduction of Skin Pigmentation and Skin Tanning

Are you looking for a skin lighter products on online stores? Don’t waste your time. Just use a mixture of raw turmeric powder and lemon juice (or cucumber) on your tan skin area. Leave it for about 20 to 30 minutes before washing it with water. Do it regularly to get best effect of lighten and brighten skin.

  1. Removal of Facial Hair

Some people may have facial hair growth problems. Are you one of them? Do you wish to get rid those annoying hair? Yes you can. A home-made natural facial scrub of kasturi raw turmeric and chickpea (gram flour) can solve your problem. This scrub can inhibit facial hair growth all over your face.

But remember there is no instant result. You should apply this scrub to your face regularly and consistently  for at least a month to get the excellent results.

  1. Treatment of Cracked Heels

This cracked heels may occur to every women who use high heels all day long. I’m just assuming. To heal your cracked heels you only need 3 teaspoons of raw turmeric and a few drops of coconut oil (or castor) mixed properly. Then apply it on your heels for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing it with warm water. Do this regularly to get more soften heels.

  1. Night Cream

To get more healthy skin for 24 hours you may need a night skin treatment. Raw turmeric can be used as a natural night cream paste. To make this paste you may need a couple of tablespoons of raw turmeric mixed with raw milk or yogurt. Apply this paste to your face. You can leave it overnight and wash it in the morning. You only need to do this facial twice a week to get healthier and younger skin.

  1. Treatment of Skin Conditions

The antiseptic and antibacterial in raw turmeric work effectively to treat bad skin conditions caused by poison ivy, psoriasis, and eczema. Try to mix kasturi raw turmeric with milk to be applied on your affected area. This prescription may help curing your itchy, reduce redness and inflammation, plush soothe your skin.

  1. Removes Dead Cells

Dead cells in your skin may cause dark spots and flaw skin. Try to remove the dead cells by making a mixture scrub of raw turmeric, gram flour, and water to be applied throughout your face and body skin. If you have chapped lips this scrub can heal and soften your lip as well.

  1. Improves Skin’s Elasticity

Raw turmeric is a high source of antioxidants and our skin need this element to eliminate free radical. The antioxidants help our skin to stimulate new cells production and improve our skin’s elasticity. As the result the skin will look healthier, younger, and fresh.


Those benefits above may be used as your skin care alternative treatment. Now, you can save your money back. Don’t go to spa and empty your pocket. You can do your spa at home by raw turmeric. It’s easy and simple, and completely inexpensive. But i have some tips for you before buy this awesome spice.

  • Buy raw turmeric in local spice store because it’s quality is better and fresher
  • See the color of raw turmeric. It’s original color should be yellow-orange-hue, no arguing.
  • Whether in powder shape or chunks shape it doesn’t matter. Buy as you need.
  • Keep your raw turmeric in a cool and dry place.
  • Keeping raw turmeric under the sunlight can fade its color and if there is too much heat it can effect to its flavor.
  • Put it in a tightly closed container to maintain it’s freshness and aroma flavor.

That’s all i have. I hope that these information can get you closer to your ideal purposes of raw turmeric benefits for your skin.