The magical powers of turmeric are no secret, and you can use this ancient spice to give your face a special glow. Turmeric is effective in providing nourishment to the skin and is also anti-bacterial. It especially helps to cleanse the skin, keeping it healthy and refreshed. Turmeric has some staining properties, pinch it in your mask and test it out on a small patch of skin. Take 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 5 tablespoons yogurt. Mix the ingredients together. Apply the mask to your face with a brush or your fingertips. Let the mask sit until dry or for about 20 minutes. Wash off the mask and pat dry.