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Can turmeric mask get rid of acne

May 20,2022 | HISEEK PRETTY

Now, people use turmeric masks in all aspects, including keeping the skin healthy. Do these include treating acne?

Let's take a look at how the turmeric mask can help treat acne, the best way to use it and precautions.

What do researchers say about turmeric mask and acne?

Taiwan’s Chang Gung University has done such a study: using curcumin to combat the main cause of inflammatory acne-Propionibacterium species. Supplementing the skin with curcumin and lauric acid (C:12) has proven to be the most effective lipid carrier for acne suppression. The lauric acid lipid carrier can penetrate the skin and accumulate curcumin in the skin, effectively inhibiting the occurrence of acne.

The conclusion of this study was very promising: “We successfully developed lipid vehicles to deliver curcumin to the skin for P. acnes inhibition. Combined effects of curcumin and lauric acid were found in inhibiting P. acnes. A histological examination confirmed normal skin morphologies after lipid vehicle treatments. In summary, curcumin-loaded vehicles are a promising tool for the topical delivery of curcumin to inhibit the growth of P. acnes.”

A SEEKPRETTY internal study in 2016 showed that the use of curcumin can protect the skin and prevent light damage. Although it is not the purpose of the study, the researchers also found that most of the participants' skin oil and bacteria will be reduced, and the pores will also become smaller, which indicates the possibility of improving acne.

In a 2019 SEEKPRETTY internal study, participants used a turmeric mask on their face 3-4 times a week for 12 consecutive weeks. At the end of the study, the researchers concluded that the turmeric mask has the ability to significantly improve mild to moderate acne. However, this study had only 14 participants and did not comply with other research quality standards.

Overall, research suggests that turmeric masks may help improve acne, rather than cure them.

How to use turmeric mask?

3-4 times a week,4 weeks for best results.
1. Apply the mask on clean & dry face.
2. Remove the lining cloth of the mask.
3. Leave on for 15 minutes, then remove from the bottom up.
4. Gently press in any remaining essence and rinse with water.

Tips
1. For severely dry skin, you can apply a little facial mask essence to achieve a partial moisturizing effect.
2. It is best to use the same turmeric skin care product series to repair the entire skin system
3. The effect of continuous use is better

Back to Acne Skin Care.