Homemade Turmeric Exfoliator for Sensitive Skin

Studies show that turmeric is good for both your brain and your body. Some people think that turmeric might just be the most nutritional supplement in existence! The coolest thing about this orangey-hued spice is that it contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. In other words, it heals imperfections on your face! It also is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. At this point, you’re probably wondering why you haven’t been putting turmeric on your face for years.

Now that you’re excited about turmeric, let's dive into how to make your own homemade exfoliator for sensitive skin.

Exfoliation 101

What: The removal of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Sort of gross, but super helpful.

How: Massage the product gently onto your skin in a circular motion to slough off the dead skin cells. The easiest way to exfoliate all at once is in the shower.

Where: All over your face, legs, arms, tummy. Basically everywhere.


  • Glowing Skin – Removing dead skin cells exposes the fresh and healthy skin cells underneath
  • Smaller Pores  Dead skin cells gunk up your pores and will eventually make your pores larger
  • Hydrated Skin – Removing dead cells reduces the risk of oil getting trapped and congesting your face.

When: If you don't regularly exfoliate, try once a week to start. Depending on how your skin reacts, you can increase the amount to no more than 2 times per week.

Adding turmeric to a bowl

Turmeric Exfoliator Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Chickpea Flour
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Milk or Water


  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoons


  1. First, wash face to remove impurities and makeup. Try our Homemade Aloe Vera Face Wash to cleanse face
  2. In a small bowl, mix turmeric powder with chickpea flour and mix until completely combined.
  3. Apply a small amount of scrub to skin that has been wetted with milk or water.
  4. Use gentle circular motions to scrub the face.
  5. Rinse the scrub off and pat dry


Complete your skin care routine with our Natural Skin Care Guide for Sensitive Skin.

Try our other natural exfoliator recipes:

Honey Exfoliator
Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub
Coconut Honey Face Mask

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