Looking around for help for my sons acne and I came across tumeric as a treatment. We tried out one mask last night which involved making a paste of garbanzo bean flour, tumeric, yogurt, grape seed oil and a little bit of lime juice. I tried it first to see if it burned or irritated at all ( I have rosacea which is well controlled, but skin is still pretty sensitive so I figured I would be the guinea pig for this one.) It felt very soothing, which surprised me-- probably the yogurt. It didn't smell bad either-- a little like lime from the lime juice. There was no staining, which also surprised me. Maybe the yogurt or the teaspoon of grape seed oil? My son thought it felt pleasant as well and left it on for 20 minutes. Then he went on with the rest of his usual treatments a pimple cream, (new here-- can I mention which kind?), clindamyacin and a clay type mask product to put on the 'hot' spots. This morning his skin looked better-- less redness, no new blemishes and the existing ones seemed to be going away. We are going day by day with this, but are going to try this for about a week to see if there is any real benefit to it. Cautiously optimistic ( been there before) so I will update about success or failure. Son is also taking minocycline for the acne as well as the topical clindamycin-- but it's not working all that great so we are trying to find alternatives.
Update: 9/29/13. This treatment is going really well! So far-- hardly a trace of redness, no new blemishes and the old ones are shrinking and healing really fast. I am surprised, but happy with the result. He is continuing on the minocycline, clindomyacin, sulphur type soap and clay treatment he had been using previously-- though we did not see this kind of improvement on just those alone until he added the tumeric mask.
Edited by Katz2, 29 September 2013 - 04:18 PM.