5 Turmeric Masks for Acne Scars

Turmeric is an aromatic spice that can also be used as a homemade natural cosmetic treatment for skin care.
5 Turmeric Masks for Acne Scars
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Written by Okairy Zuñiga

Last update: 26 May, 2022

1. Mint and turmeric masks

turmeric masks


  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (3 g)
  • 2 teaspoons of mint tea (10 ml)


  • Firstly, prepare the mint tea.
  • Separate two teaspoons of the tea in a container.
  • Then combine the two ingredients to form a paste.


  • Apply the mask onto the areas with acne scarring using a brush.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  • Finally, if you feel that your skin gets dry, apply a little anti-comedogenic moisturizer.

2. Turmeric and sandalwood mask

This turmeric and sandalwood mask is very aromatic, and will help you to relax and enjoy some quiet time.


  • 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder (5 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder (3 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of warm milk (5 ml)


  • Firstly, combine the three ingredients just before using.


  • Apply the mixture onto the areas with acne scars (already washed).
  • Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water and a neutral soap.

3. Honey and turmeric masks

Two jars of honey with a server.


  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder (10 g)
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of organic honey (25 g)


  • Firstly, combine the two ingredients in a heat-resistant bowl.
  • Heat up the mixture in the microwave for one minute.


  • Wash your face and dry completely.
  • Then apply the mask using a brush.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes.
  • Finally, wash off with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer.

4. Turmeric and coconut oil mask

Coconut oil is easily absorbed and leaves the skin very soft. As such it’s perfect to mix with a little turmeric powder.


  • 3 teaspoons of coconut oil (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder (10 g)


  • Combine the two ingredients. If the coconut oil is solid, just mix it around with a spoon. You can also microwave it for a minute.


  • Firstly, wash your face with neutral soap.
  • Then, apply mask and leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with plenty of soap and water.

5. Turmeric mask with rose water and chickpea flour

Turmeric, rose water and chickpea flour


  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder (10 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour (20 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water (30 ml)


  • In a small bowl, combine the turmeric and chickpea flour.
  • Then add the rose water slowly, mixing as you add.


  • Apply the paste onto the areas where you want to eliminate acne scars.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, wash off with cold water.

Turmeric masks: a complement to dermatological treatment?

In conclusion, turmeric masks are a homemade option that can help to attenuate recent acne scars. If your dermatologist gives the go ahead, they can also be used to complement your anti-acne treatment.

In addition to applying these masks, remember that good lifestyle habits are essential in order to have healthy and beautiful skin. Everything adds up: nutrition, hydration, the products you use, applying sunscreen every day, exercise…

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.