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Tumeric Mask & Internal Consumption

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Hey guys! I have a question regarding the side effects/reactions of turmeric. I read a whole lot about it doing wonders for skin and acne, so I started making turmeric masks w/extra virgin coconut oil to leave on overnight, as well as have been consuming around 1500mg a day w/black pepper capsules that I put together myself, about five days ago. I should mention, I currently have mild to moderate acne.

My question is, has anyone experienced an initial breakout while using this stuff? A week ago my skin wasn't half as bad is it is now! I can't imagine turmeric is CAUSING my acne to be worse, and I believe it to be maybe purging the existing acne out??? I don't know. Please shed some light on this for me if you can. Did it make your skin worse, before getting better? How long should I wait it out for?? Thanks!!

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I've taken a lot of turmeric. At one point I was taking 8 capsules a day, and all I saw was a nice (yet mild) anti-inflammatory effect. No initial breakouts, but I stopped taking the capsules because I was making them myself and it was too much work. Now I just eat a ton of turmeric with my food.

Are you sure you aren't allergic to something in the capsules? Do you take other vitamins/supps? I've had a lot of reactions to vitamins and what not due to fillers, so it could be that. I seriously doubt it's the turmeric.

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Hey Deja, thanks for the reply!

I use the powdered form of turmeric from a produce store in my area. No added fillers at all. i've been using the capsules consistently and never had a break out like this before putting the turmeric and organic extra virgin coconut oil as a topical treatment on my whole face. I'm thinking it's purging everything out of my system?

Yes, I do take other supplements. I'm currently taking garlic, as well as a few others for bronchitis that my naturopath gave me. I've been taking these for awhile now, so I know for a fact it's not any of that stuff. Literally, the only thing different that I've been doing is the turmeric. Hmmmmmmm :/ What do you think?

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I know it's an old post, but i thought i'd throw my two pence in. I know long term some people have a problem with virgin coconut oil topically. Also consuming to much bitter/hot/pungent foods internally (from what i;ve been told) will have a adverse effect. In your case, taking garlic, tumeric and black pepper at same time maybe too much. I've can personally vouch for turmeric. Too much caused me to breakout when i reduced it, it had a much better effect.

Hope this is useful.

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Coconut oil is EXTREMELY comedegenic! That may be causing your breakouts! Try using jojoba oil or olive oil first!

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Coconut oil is EXTREMELY comedegenic! That may be causing your breakouts! Try using jojoba oil or olive oil first!

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