Turmeric and basil are said to be the best remedies for acne. Studies have proved that turmeric and basil not only reduce the occurrence of acne, they also help in removing the acne scars.
Acne can prove to be detrimental in one’s everyday social life. While I do not suffer from acne ( I have dry to normal skin) but I have friends who deal with severe acne and I can understand how the breakout of acne can affect their self confidence. Every now and and then, I get a pimple around my T-zone and that single pimple itself gives me stress. Who likes a pus filled zit on face that becomes clearly visible from a distance?
Turmeric is particularly useful for acne because it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Turmeric is also anti-septic in nature and helps in repairing the wounded skin. Not just this, turmeric is also known to be anti-ageing.
Basil, also known as Holy Basil, is an excellent remedy for many skin problems. Basil has blood purifying properties. Basil leaves paste can treat skin blemishes, rashes and other skin problems. It also relieves the skin of any kind of itching and controls excessive oil secretion. Basil is also an effective remedy for skin acne.
The ultimate best remedy for acne would be a salve or a paste that combines both of these ingredients i.e. turmeric and basil.
Today’s DIY does just that. It shows you to make a paste like salve that has combines the goodness of turmeric and basil and can be used directly on the face.
How To Make DIY Turmeric Basil Salve For Acne
Fresh and washed Raw Turmeric root (approx 1/2 -1 inch)
Fresh and washed Basil Leaves
- Grind raw turmeric root on to a clean stone or crusher to make a paste.
- Add few drops of water if required
- Grind fresh basil leaves into a paste; add water if needed
- Combine the two pastes to make one single turmeric-basil paste
- Your turmeric basil salves is ready
This paste can go from 2-4 days depending on storage. In winters it easily lasts for 3 days and if stored in refrigerator, it can go on a little longer.
How To Use:
Apply the paste on acne. Leave on for few minutes until it gets dry. Wash off.
Do not worry about turmeric’s yellow stain on wash cloth. Raw turmeric color can be easily washed off from clothes.
Benefits of Turmeric Basil Salve
- Highly effective for acne
- Heals wounded skin and helps in relieving the skin of minor rashes
- Gives a nice glow to the face
- Helps in reducing scars
- Treats other small skin problems
- Promotes overall healthy skin
This salve is a blessing for any kind of skin but it is particularly useful for acne prone skin. I have dry skin but still I use it on face every now and then.
Try it out as it is very simple to make and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.