DIY Turmeric And Honey Mask For Dark Spots And Acne Scars

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Turmeric and honey have been used to help with treating various skin issues and encouraging healing for ages. Besides, these ingredients are natural and safe for your skin. Find out how to make DIY turmeric and honey mask for dark spots and acne scars. This DIY beauty recipe is easy to make at home. Continue reading to understand more.

How To Make A Turmeric And Honey Mask For Dark Spots And Acne Scars Removal

I. Benefits


Turmeric is a common ingredient used in Ayurveda when it comes to enhancing the complexion and combating common skin issues such as pimples, acne, and dark spots[1]. It is well known for its curcumin, which prevents pigmentation in the skin. Its curcumin exhibits an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property that helps to inhibit the effect of free radicals on your skin and lower the excess melanin production and thus gives you a glowing skin[2]. Its antibacterial property helps to deal with without forming scars on your skin. It is also perfect for removing the dark spots, acne scars, and uneven skin patches to make your skin rejuvenated and brighter.

Read more: Turmeric is also a powerful remedy for bacterial infections of the body. This article was medically reviewed/fact checked by Millie Lytle ND, MPH &  Myle Akshay Kiran.


Honey provides you with many skin benefits such as treating acne, improving the skin’s appearance, and lowering the appearance of acne scars[3]. It is abundant in antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties, which assist in reducing acne and blemishes. It also lessens the severity of a breakout and thus leaves behind less of scars. It additionally helps to heal and reduce inflammation that causes more severe acne scars. In addition to this, it keeps skin soft, smooth, and healthy because it is a natural moisturizer. 

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Lemon is flooded with citric acid, making it very effective natural bleach for your skin[4]. Thus, with prolonged use, lemon can help to reduce dark brown spots gradually. Citric acid also aids in exfoliating the skin to have a healthy skin turnover and removing acne from your skin[5]. Plus, it is full of vitamin C that is a great antioxidant and helps to reverse the damage of free-radicals in your skin[6]. It is also excellent for lightening and brightening the complexion and removing dirt and excess oils from your skin. 

II. Recipes

A. Turmeric And Honey Mask For Dark Spots

What You Need

  • Honey – one tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – two teaspoons
  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon

How To Do

Put the turmeric powder in a bowl and add the lemon juice and honey to it. Mix well to achieve a paste and apply it to your dark spots. Leave this paste to work on your skin for around 15-20 minutes. With the help of lukewarm water, wash it off and pat dry. Apply this paste one time a day for around 2-3 weeks. 

B. Turmeric And Honey Mask For Acne Scars

What You Need

  • Organic, raw honey – one tablespoon
  • Organic turmeric powder – one teaspoon

How To Do

Put the turmeric powder in a container and add the raw honey to it. Mix the two ingredients well until a lump-free paste is formed. Apply the blend to your scar while massaging it for three minutes to exfoliate the skin. After 15 to 20 minutes, wash with cool water. Use this method 3 or 4 times per week for two months to help fade acne scars.


Avoid applying turmeric around and in the eyes. Make sure to consult a healthcare provider or doctor while using turmeric supplements to treat dark pigmentation and acne scars.

We hope this post will help you in treating your acne scars and dark spots. Do you know other recipes of turmeric and honey mask for dark spots and acne scars? Feel free to share your suggestions or queries with us in the below comments section.


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