First a little bit of background on my acne situation (you can skip to the heading for information on turmeric and honey):
You may or may not know that I have had issues with acne ever since we moved to our current apartment. I was able to clear up most of it once I got a new shower head filter and started spraying my face with water. But it never totally got rid of it except when I was pregnant. Oh how I miss my smooth, clear, glowing face… that’s almost enough to want to get pregnant again! (Not really but I sure did love my face)
Recently I had discovered that when your face is breaking out with acne it is primarily due to an imbalance in the acid mantle. Totally makes sense. My skin always broke out more the more I washed it.
Anyways, I got the HUGEST pimple the other day. SO I did a little internet research and came across turmeric. I had totally forgotten about it! I used to religiously use a face mask every week or at the least every two weeks for the few months leading up to our wedding. I really did have beautiful skin! I even wrote about my weekly facial routine that uses natural products a few years ago.
So I tried a simple combination of honey and turmeric and had great results! My pimple was not itching any more and was NOTICEABLY smaller. My son even said that my boo-boo on my face looked better – he’s 3 so for him to notice is a big thing.
Turmeric and honey for overnight pimple relief
As soon as you start to feel that tingle of a pimple coming, dab some honey on your pimple and then pat some turmeric on top. Let it sit overnight. Rinse in the morning.
WARNING: If you haven’t exfoliated your skin for a couple of days, mix honey and oil (coconut or olive) to prevent the turmeric from turning the dead skin yellow. The oil binds with the turmeric in a way that prevents (or at least greatly diminishes) the yellowing
If you ended up with some yellowing of the skin and have some difficulty getting if off, use lemon juice on a cotton pad to wipe it off.