A Traveller's Diary






  •  Apply cucumber water + lime juice/ multani mitti on affected areas.
  • Treat your pimples with sandalwood paste and watch them dry up and disappear!
  •  Soak neem leavesin 1 litre of water overnight. In the morning, simmer it over low flame till water is reduced to 1/2. cool and strain. Use it to rinse your face. You may even make a paste out of it.
  •  Rose water + orange powder + chandan powder + multani mitti. Mix well and use it on the problem areas.
  •  Use neem/karela juice onto your face. It has anti bacterial properties.
  •  papaya pulp 1 tsp + milk powder + 20 ml h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide, from chemist) + rose water. Make a paste and coat your face. Rinse when dry.


  •  1 tbsp honey+ egg yolk+ 1 tsp olive oil. Only for dry skin.
  •  Juice of 1 cucumber + 1/2 tsp lime juice + 1 tsp witch hazel + 1 egg white.


  •  haldi + fresh cream + rose water. For dry skin.
  •  2 tbsp honey + 2 tsp whole milk. Leave it till dry.



  •  Rub ice. It gives quick relief.


  • Make a paste of rice flour/ rice powder with water and use it on the face.
  •  Orange peel powder ( buy it from shop/ shade dry orange peels at home and powder it in mixie) + fresh yogurt.
  •  Apply honey for 15 min. Wash and leave toothpaste overnight. Donot use gel pastes.
  •  To reduce inflammation - pop 2 tablets of advil.
  •  1 tsp each tomato juice + cucumber juice + potato juice.
  •  2 tsp green gram powdered + 1/4 tsp turmeric + 2 tsp buttermilk + 1/4 tsp orange juice.
  •  Apply ground mint and leave overnight.
  •  To reduce acne scars - rub ripe banana over them. You will find them fading.
  • Turmeric paste mixed with water, leave for 30 min to  help get rid of pimples as a quick fix.


  •  Cinnamon powder + lime juice + honey.
  •  Multani mitti + rose water + lime juice.
  • Summer has arrived and brings along dry heat followed with humid climatic conditions and temperature soaring anywhere upto 40*. My skin burnt and i had these tiny bumps and pimples all over my forehead inspite of keeping it covered during exposure and be in AC most of the times.   Then i had a chance to experiment with saffron strands                           which i had bought from market for cooking. I took 2-3 strands, wet them with a drop of water and applied it all over. Since it gives a yellow tinge, so after it dried i followed it up with my regular sunscreen and then stepped out. To my surprise, they all disappear in a day or two and since then i swear by it. :)
  •  Take sesame seeds, dried mint leaves, yogurt and honey. Crush the sesame seeds coarsely and powder the dried mint leaves. Mix a little honey and yogurt to it. Apply this mixture on your face. After 10-15 min, was it off. Sesame seeds have sun protective properties that help soothe sun damaged skin. It also helps to even out the skin tone.

  • Baking Soda is another natural method that can help you get rid of pimple scars. Make a paste of baking powder with some water. Allow the paste to foam before applying it directly on the scars. Use circular motions to massage gently and then wash with plain water.

  • Every home will have a lemon or two. Take one and squeeze out the juice. Apply the juice on the face with the help of cotton wool. If the juice causes a stinging sensation, dilute it with some rose water before using it. Allow the juice to dry and then wash face. Apply lemon juice four times a week and you will begin to notice a marked improvement in a couple of weeks.
  •  Ajwain + lemon juice to be applied on acne for instant results.
 Applying Turmeric On Pimples   

1. Turmeric Paste:

This is probably the easiest and the most commonly used turmeric-remedy for pimples. All you need is turmeric and water. You can apply this paste to the pimple-affected area and leave it for some time. This will stop the pimple from developing further and cure it really soon. Apply this regularly to get best results. You can also substitute water with honey as honey has antiseptic properties.

2. Turmeric and Sandalwood Paste:

This combination also works wonders for pimples and skin in general. You need to take sandalwood powder and turmeric in equal quantities and make a paste using rose water. Apply this on your pimples. Leave this for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water. You would be surprised with the kind of glow on your face. Similarly, you can also add neem powder to this paste instead of turmeric.

3. Turmeric with Olive Oil:

Take two spoons of turmeric and add half a spoon of olive oil to it. Mix the two ingredients really well and apply it on your pimples. You can also substitute olive oil with sesame oil if you want. The antibiotic properties of turmeric can really help clear pimples fast.

4. Turmeric and Rice Flour:

Mix one teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of rice flour and around 3 teaspoons of yoghurt well until you form a thick paste and apply it on a clean face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off. The combination of turmeric and rice flour is an excellent cure for pimple-prone skin.

5. Consume Turmeric:

Apart from all the above-mentioned face masks and packs, you may also eat a spoon of turmeric every day. You can also add turmeric to a glass of milk, bring it to a boil and drink it regularly.

Things you must know about turmeric face masks for pimples

Turmeric face mask may cause some redness to your skin, so be careful and do not leave the mask on for more than 15-20 minutes.

Overusing it may burn your skin, so use moderate quantity of turmeric every day.

Turmeric may also give a yellow tinge to your skin. Make sure you wash it off properly using a cleansing lotion or a toner.

If your skin is dry and dehydrated, replace water with milk to get a more soft-looking skin.

Ditch your face wash and cleanser. When you use turmeric pack or mask, the antibacterial properties of turmeric clean your face effectively; you need not harm your skin by using chemical-based products ever again.

Hope you are a little more aware about turmeric’s usage for pimples, go ahead and use it as your secret beauty weapon.


Overnight Pimple Remedy

  •  Dab a bit of lemon juice directly on the spot and leave it overnight.