These three spices help fight pimples

Get out of the spice rack, get on your complexion. These three spices can help reduce blemishes. 

Turmeric for pimples

It is a tradition: Indian women have been using turmeric for centuries before the wedding in order to get beautifully clear skin. Turmeric is circulating in internet forums as a means of reducing blemishes. First of all, studies that prove the effectiveness of turmeric against pimples do not exist. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the spice won't help, just that there aren't any long-term studies on the subject.

Why should turmeric help?

The spice turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and powerful antimicrobial properties that work against acne bacteria. Of course, turmeric also works internally, depending on the taste and tolerance you can add the spice to your diet (tip: add pepper, because the piperine it contains increases the body's ability to absorb turmeric).

DIY recipes with turmeric

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with enough water or rose water into a paste, spread it on the skin (not on open wounds!) And let it dry on the skin. Then wash off thoroughly with water or a washing lotion. 
  • Mix turmeric powder with honey and apply the paste to the affected skin areas. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, then remove and wash off with water.
  • Mix turmeric with a drop of coconut oil and spread over the face as a mask. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which works effectively against skin bacteria that are responsible for inflammatory acne (pus, pimples, etc.). Leave on for at least 5 minutes depending on the consistency.

Cinnamon for pimples

Many acne forums have enthusiastic voices about using cinnamon for blemishes . The spice should work particularly well as a mask in combination with honey. 

Why should cinnamon help? 

Cinnamon also contains high amounts of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have shown that cinnamon is able to stop the growth of bacteria and fungi.Important: Start with a careful dose as being overly sensitive to cinnamon can cause skin reactions. Tip: Always use in the evening, because cinnamon oil can irritate sensitive skin and provoke redness. 

DIY recipe with cinnamon

  • A mask with honey and cinnamon can help against blackheads and blemishes. Mix in a ratio of about 2 to 3 teaspoons of cinnamon powder with 1 ½ teaspoons of honey. Leave on for at least 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Nutmeg for pimples

Nutmeg is not only supposed to stimulate our intestines and be good for the heart and circulation, but also for the skin. Impurities should be cleared. When using it, it is important to freshly grate the nutmeg, this increases its effectiveness. 

Why should nutmeg help?

Nutmeg also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. And just like all other spices in skin care, nutmeg should also be dosed carefully, as it can provoke redness if over-sensitive. Nutmeg can also be used effectively to prevent pimples. A nutmeg powder scrub helps fight bacteria on the skin.

DIY recipe with nutmeg

  • Mixed with honey, nutmeg can be used as a mask, or mixed with a few drops of lemon. You should carefully test the tolerance on very sensitive skin.
  • In combination with coconut oil, you can use nutmeg as a washing oil