Shiny skin is not always healthy and good. What may appear to be a radiant glow could actually be excess oil on your skin.

People with oily skin usually have overproductive sebaceous glands, which produce the skin’s natural oil called sebum. The excess oil sits on the skin’s surface and also absorbs dirt and impurities, which can clog your pores and cause pimples and acne.

It all sounds pretty bad, but fortunately, there’s an ingredient in your kitchen that can help you get rid of that excess oil from your face. Turmeric, which has long been used to cure various health disorders, is also beneficial for skin, especially oily skin.

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Try out these DIY turmeric face masks for oily skin

Turmeric’s antibacterial properties will help get rid of harmful bacteria in your pores that can cause breakouts. Plus, the antioxidants in it not only rejuvenate your skin but also delay the aging process. Turmeric also acts as an astringent and exfoliating agent that cleanses widened pores and also cuts down the extra oil by exfoliating your skin and shrinking the pores.

Continue reading to learn how to make DIY homemade turmeric face masks to get rid of the oiliness on your face.

Note: Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound which may irritate your skin. Do a patch test on your arm before using it on your face.

Method 1: Turmeric, Sandalwood and Orange Juice

To get rid of oily skin, you can simply prepare a paste using natural ingredients that will remove excess oil and open any clogged pores.

A DIY homemade turmeric face mask for oily skin can be made with turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and orange juice. Orange juice is a rich source of vitamin C and citric acid, which exfoliates your skin and sucks the excess oil out of your pores. This gives you clean and hydrated skin.

Sandalwood powder is good for oily skin since it’s a natural astringent. This helps remove harmful bacteria from the pores and also tones your skin.

Use these ingredients with turmeric, as it will rejuvenate your skin.

Things you’ll need: 

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with sandalwood and orange juice

  • Turmeric powder (skin brightening) – ¼ tablespoon
  • Sandalwood powder (astringent) – 2 tablespoons
  • Orange juice (exfoliating agent) – 2 to 3 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and orange juice

use turmeric for oily skin with sandalwood powder and orange juice
Take turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and orange juice in a mixing bowl
  • Put a ¼ tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder.
  • Finally, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange juice to make a smooth paste for application.

Step 2. Mix and apply

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Mix well and apply as a face mask to eliminate oily skin
  • Mix all ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply this paste uniformly on your face.
  • Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Apply this face pack twice a week to see reduced oil on your skin.

Method 2: Turmeric, Lemon and Yogurt

You can prepare a DIY homemade turmeric face mask for oily skin by combining turmeric powder, lemon juice, and yogurt to get rid of the unattractive shine due to oily skin. In fact, you can also use this face mask to lighten your skin naturally.

Lemon juice is a powerful ingredient for oily skin, as it is rich in vitamin C and citric acid that exfoliates your skin. It also absorbs the oil and leaves your skin hydrated. The mild astringent properties present in yogurt because of the mineral zinc helps shrink the size of your pores. This reduces oiliness on your face.

Turmeric powder already has a lot of benefits like removing harmful bacteria from the pores and rejuvenating your skin due to the antioxidants in it.

Note: Do a patch test on your arms before using this paste on your face. Since lemon juice is acidic, it can irritate your skin.

Things you’ll need: 

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with lemon and yogurt

  • Turmeric powder (antioxidants) – ½ tablespoon
  • Lemon juice (exfoliating agent) – 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt (astringent) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Combine turmeric powder, lemon juice, and yogurt

use turmeric for oily skin with lemon juice and yogurt
Add turmeric powder, lemon juice, and yogurt together
  • Put ½ a tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to it.
  • Also, add 1 tablespoon of yogurt.

Step 2. Blend and apply

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Blend thoroughly and apply to get rid of oily skin
  • Blend all the ingredients using a spoon to form a creamy paste.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply this paste to your face and neck.
  • Leave it to your face for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry your skin.

Use this paste on your face and neck 3 times a week to treat your oily skin.

Method 3: Turmeric and Gram Flour Mask

This face mask comprising turmeric powder and gram flour can get rid of oiliness on your face. The gram flour helps maintain the pH of your skin because it has natural alkalizing properties. This also helps control your sebaceous glands, which are responsible for the production of your skin’s natural oil.

Gram flour and turmeric powder will also absorb excess oil and remove dirt and impurities that accumulate in your pores.

Things you’ll need: 

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with gram flour

  • Turmeric powder (antibacterial properties) – 1 teaspoon
  • Gram flour (alkalizing properties) – 2 tablespoons
  • Water – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine turmeric powder, gram flour, and water  

use turmeric for oily skin with gram flour and water
Take turmeric powder, gram flour, and water in a bowl
  • Put 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of gram flour to it.
  • Also, add enough water to make a smooth and uniform paste.

Step 2. Mix and apply the paste thrice a week

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Mix into a smooth paste and apply to reduce oiliness
  • Mix all the ingredients using a spoon or spatula to make a paste.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the paste evenly all over your face and neck.
  • Let the paste dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry your skin.

Apply this paste on your face and neck 3 times a week to get rid of the oiliness on your skin.

Method 4: Turmeric and Lemon Face Pack

The acid in lemon juice has mild astringent properties. Using it on your oily skin will remove accumulated oil, dirt and impurities from your pores. Since it’s a rich source of vitamin C and citric acid, it also exfoliates your skin.

You can use lemon juice with turmeric in a face pack to cleanse your skin and remove the excess oil. You can also use this face mask to fade scars and brighten skin naturally.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with lemon

  • Turmeric powder (cleansing properties) – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice (bleaching agent) – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Mix turmeric powder and lemon juice

use turmeric for oily skin with lemon juice
Combine turmeric powder and lemon juice together
  • Put 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add enough lemon juice to make a smooth paste and mix the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply this paste to your face

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Mix properly and apply the blend to your face to combat oiliness
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply this paste to your face.
  • Leave the paste for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water and pat dry your skin.

Apply this paste to your face 3 times a week to notice reduced oiliness in your skin.

Method 5: Turmeric and Cucumber

Oily skin often triggers pimples, acne, and breakouts, but you can get rid of acne by using turmeric powder and cucumber.

Cucumber contains 90 percent water, which is beneficial for oily skin since it moisturizes and hydrates your pores. The natural astringent properties found in cucumber shrink large pores by tightening the skin and removing accumulated dirt and impurities.

Using cucumber with turmeric powder will control your sebaceous glands, reducing the overproduction of oil.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with cucumber

  • Turmeric powder (anti-inflammatory properties) – 1 tablespoon
  • Cucumber juice (astringent properties)­– enough to make a paste

Step 1. Mix turmeric powder and cucumber juice

use turmeric for oily skin with cucumber juice
Combine turmeric powder and cucumber juice together
  • Put 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add enough cucumber juice to make a smooth paste.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 2. Apply this paste to your face each night

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Mix well and apply every night to get rid of excessive oiliness from your skin
  • Apply this paste to your face and neck.
  • Let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry your skin.

You can apply this paste on your face and neck daily in the evening for 1 week to see reduced oiliness. 

Method 6: Turmeric and Clay

Fuller’s earth clay, also known as multani mitti, is a rich source of minerals like zinc, silica, iron, and magnesium. Plus, this clay has absorbing properties that are good for oily skin. Since, it absorbs all the oil, dirt, and impurities from your pores; it balances the natural pH of your skin.

Turmeric’s antibacterial property helps remove the harmful bacteria causing acne and pimples from your pores.

You can use fuller’s earth with turmeric powder and rosewater to prepare a DIY homemade turmeric face mask for oily skin, as it alters your skin’s oil production and also cleanses your skin. This turmeric face mask can also be used to get rid of acne and pimples.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to use turmeric for oily skin with clay

  • Turmeric powder (antibacterial)­— ¼ tablespoon
  • Fuller’s earth clay (absorbs oil)— 2 tablespoons
  • Rose water (cleansing properties)— 2 to 3 tablespoons

Step 1. Mix turmeric powder, fuller’s earth, and rose water

use turmeric for oily skin with rose water
Combine turmeric powder, fuller’s earth, and rose water
  • Put a ¼ tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth and 2 to 3 tablespoons of rose water.
  • Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste.

Step 2. Apply the paste to your face daily

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Mix thoroughly and apply daily to get rid of oily skin
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply this paste to your face.
  • Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, until it hardens.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry your skin.

You can use this face pack daily on your face for 1 week to reduce the oiliness of your skin.

Tips

  • Use an old towel to pat dry your face, as turmeric can leave a bright yellow stain on the towel.
  • Do not go out in the sun after applying lemon on your face, as it leaves your skin more susceptible to the ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause dark spots and tanning.
  • You can also rub slices of cucumber on your face to get rid of oily skin. Just leave the juice on your skin overnight, then wash it off with warm water in the morning.
  • Wondering how to remove turmeric stains from your skin? You can use several ingredients you probably already have at home to do so.