DIY Gone Wrong? The Easiest Way To Remove Turmeric Stains From Your Skin


Turmeric powder is one of the most popular DIY beauty ingredients used in Indian households. You will find it in hair packs, face masks and scrubs. It's good for the skin because it has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. Not only does it keep the acne at bay, but also brightens up the skin by bringing out a natural, healthy glow.

While this sunset-yellow spice is beneficial to the skin, let's not forget that it leaves behind yellow stains on the skin if not cleaned properly. If you've wondered how to get rid of them, you've come to the right place!

5 Easy Ways To Remove Turmeric Stains From Your Skin

It's easier than you think!

Coconut Oil For The Win

Coconut oil not only acts as a natural makeup remover but also removes turmeric stains from the skin. All you need to do is pour 2 tbsps of coconut oil into a bowl and microwave it for 10-15 seconds. Once the oil is warm, massage it into your skin in circular motions for a hot one minute. Let the oil sit on your skin for 30 seconds, and then, use a cotton pad to wipe away the oil from your skin. Wash your face with a cleanser soon after and pat dry with a towel. 

Raw Milk Has Superpowers

milk as a skin cleanser

If you don't like the feeling of oily skin, pick raw milk. You can use it as a cleanser and toner. It acts as a natural moisturiser and hydrator for dry skin. First, soak a cloth into a bowl of raw milk. Twist and squeeze out the excess milk and use the cloth to rub the skin in circular motions. Don't forget to rinse your face with water and a cleanser after. 

Lemon Juice & Honey Make A Powerful Duo

When life gives you honey and lemons, make a face mask out of it! While lemon juice will remove the turmeric stains from the skin, honey will moisturise and brighten your complexion. All you have to do is mix 1 tbsp of honey with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Apply the mask all over your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wipe the face mask off using a warm washcloth. 

Baking Soda Is Your New Bestie

baking soda to remove turmeric stains

Baking soda is famous for its bleaching properties. This quality helps in removing turmeric stains from the skin. Start by mixing 1 tsp of baking soda with 3 tbsps water and gently scrub your skin in circular motions. Wash the paste off with lukewarm water, and again, wash your face with a cleanser and water to remove turmeric and baking soda residue.

Note: Avoid using baking soda if your skin is sensitive or dry to prevent flare-ups. 

Good Old Makeup Remover Does The Trick

DIY remedies don't cut for you? No worries! Stick to using a makeup remover or a cleansing balm. If these bad boys can remove tough lipstick stains and heavy foundation residue, they will surely remove turmeric stains from the skin. After using a makeup remover, make sure that you wash your skin with plain water for squeaky clean pores.

These are the easiest ways to remove turmeric stains from your skin. Give them a try soon, will you?

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