Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. You may want to try a turmeric face mask at home to see if the spice has any positive effects on your skin Anti-cancer: Turmeric helps in fighting cancer by stopping the proliferation of cancer skin cells. 9. Anti-fungal: Turmeric inhibits the growth of most of the fungus that causes ringworm. 10. Insect repellent: Turmeric oil repels mosquitoes when applied to the skin. 11. Boils: Paste of turmeric and mustard oil when applied directly on the boils, helps in their healing by its anti-bacterial action. 12. Wound Healing: Studies show that curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric accelerates wound healing not only in healthy individuals but also in those with diabetes. Thus, the application of turmeric paste on wounds, cuts, or boils not only prevents infection but also aids in healing. 13 Cracked Heels: Owing to skin healing properties. 14. Psoriasis: Curcumin has shown improvement in plaques of psoriasis in various studies.