Skincare Tips

How to Instantly Get Rid of Yellowness of Haldi from Face

Medha Chawla, 04 May 2019

"And it was all Yellow..." No, we are not singing the famous Coldplay song! We're referring to the face you will have after the Haldi ceremony. Despite washing it several times, your face will be smeared with yellow turmeric stains making you look pale on your D-day! And we're sure that's the last thing you want to happen. Having spent hefty amounts to achieve that flawless bridal glow, you definitely can't let a ceremony ruin it all. Well, that's why have us. To take you out from such troubling situations. 

Here we chalk out some of the best ways that will instantly remove the rigid yellow stains of haldi from your face and nails. Not just that, we also mentioned some precautions you can to avoid getting stained with haldi marks at all. Haldi ceremonies are meant for the prettiest yellow outfits, glorious floral jewellery sets, flower-shower photos and lots of fun - don't let the tough yellow color of haldi spoil it all for you!   

How to Remove the Haldi Stains

1. Lemon-sugar scrub

The mixture of lemon and sugar not only darkens the mehendi color but is also helpful to get rid of the paleness caused by haldi. Mix some lemon with sugar, and scrub your face gently with it. Rinse off with water.

2. Apply some oil

Make sure that you do not directly wash your haldi-laden face with water. Dab a cotton ball in warm olive oil or coconut oil, and rub it over the affected areas and then wash with water.

3. Wash off the paleness with milk

If not oil, you can also use milk to get rid of the yellowness caused by haldi. Rub a milk-soaked cloth or cotton pad over the skin in a circular motion to lighten the stains. Rinse your face with a mild cleanser and water.

4. Put Apple Cider Vinegar to the rescue

Apple Cider Vinegar is rightly the hep skincare product right now. Apart from nourishing your skin in endless ways, it also efficiently removes the yellowness caused by the haldi application. Mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar, and rub gently dab it over the stains.

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5. Honey-lemon mask is wondrous too

One of the legit ways to remove haldi stains from your skin is to apply a honey lemon mask. While the honey will keep the intact glow, lemon will rule out the staining.

6. Baking soda for the win!

Enriched with bleaching properties, baking soda is an effective way to remove the turmeric stains from the skin. Simply mix a little amount of baking soda with water, mildly scrub it over the affected area and then was with water and a face wash. You can use this technique to remove haldi stains from around your nails as well. However, refrain from using baking soda if your skin is sensitive or dry.

7. Makeup Remover

Not only rigid lipstick stains and kohl-strokes, but you can also trust a makeup remover to get rid of the turmeric stains.


How to avoid getting staining-effect of Haldi in the first place!

1. Use Organic Haldi

 First of all, make sure that you use organic turmeric or freshly-ground turmeric. Convey the same to the concerned elders who are responsible to make the haldi paste.

2. Don't mix turmeric with water

Another thing you must keep in mind is that the turmeric should not be mixed with water. Otherwise, turmeric will leave extensive yellowness on your skin. Mix it with honey or milk instead to cancel out staining.

3. Protect your skin with oil

 Layer your face with a coating of coconut or olive oil before the haldi ceremony begins.

4. Don't forget the nails!

Your nails are also most likely to be stained, ruining that perfect pre-bridal manicure. But fret not, here's a hack to prevent the same. Apply a generous amount of vaseline all over your nails and around cuticles, and voila, your expensive manicure is safe.

5. Use Chandan paste instead

Another way to avoid the pale-looking skin post the haldi ceremony is to use Chandan (Sandalwood paste) instead of turmeric in the paste. Chandan is good for skin and will not leave your skin yellow as well. But since it is a haldi ceremony, so you can mix a small pinch of turmeric in sandalwood paste to keep the significance of the ceremony intact.


Know of any other trick? Share with us in the comments section.