Banish Blemishes, Fight Flaky Skin and 8 Other Ways to Get Gorgeous Skin This Summer!

At least 62 percent of women struggle with complexion problems when the temperature soars -- these 10 clever strategies can erase your worst hot-weather complexion woes in as little as one week (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Jun 4, 2012 at 4:45PM

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Banish Blemishes, Fight Flaky Skin and 8 Other Ways to Get Gorgeous Skin This Summer!

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Heal Blemishes with Turmeric

Dab this popular East Indian spice on your pimples once daily, and you could tame even severe acne flare-ups in as little as one week. According to University of Texas researchers, turmeric is packed with curcumin -- an antioxidant that penetrates deeply into pores, where it kills bacteria, squashes inflammation and speeds healing.

Try it: Mix two tablespoons of turmeric with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil to make a thick paste. Spread it onto pimples, leave on for eight minutes and then rinse well. Don’t leave the paste on longer than eight minutes or it could leave a slight yellowish stain. If the area around your pimple is left with a yellow tint, rub with a little lemon juice then rewash to remove the color.

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