Turmeric helps normalize skin tone, according to About.com. Applied topically, it treats acne and reduces scarring. As an anti-oxidant, turmeric combats free radicals that contribute to the premature aging of the skin.
Turmeric is a bright orange-yellow spice that is an ingredient in many Thai and Indian recipes, but it also provides skin benefits, explains About.com. A bit of turmeric and honey combined with yogurt makes a face mask that the user leaves on her face for about 20 minutes before removing it. Alternatively, some people add a bit of turmeric to their favorite commercial face mask products. Turmeric combined with honey works as a spot treatment for acne blemishes.