If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that turmeric is a favourite round here. This effective little root doesn't just work from the inside out — it also works wonders for your skin. Thank you to Dr. Nigma Talib for this spot treatment recipe featuring the golden wonder.

Dr. Talib is the leading Naturopathic Practitioner in London and is an absolute go-to for rejuvenating and invigorating skin treatments. She also educates practitioners around the world on all things natural and alternative health medicine, so when it comes to your skin, she knows what she's on about.

What you'll need

  • 2 tsp turmeric

  • 1 chamomile tea bag

  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel


  1. Place the chamomile tea bag into a regular-sized mug and fill to about one third with hot water. Brew for 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the bag and add the turmeric and aloe vera. Mix into a paste.

  3. Dab directly onto any blemishes or acne scars. Leave for 30 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

  4. Cleanse the skin as normal.

Although turmeric is magic, it is also terribly staining. Be very careful when using this acne treatment — it could easily get all over your clothes. You could wear an apron or improvise a napkin bib to prevent any stains, but if the pigmented spice ends up on your clothes anyway, you could try getting it off with lemon.