Turmeric is a wonder spice that has gained fame for it packs tons of health benefits. One of them is the skin benefits which we will tackle more in this post. Its skin benefits are more notable as this member of the ginger family, which grows in tropical region, is renowned for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Beauticians the world over are waking up to the amazing benefits of turmeric and it’s also being incorporated in beauty products. What’s wonderful about turmeric is that it’s easily available and you can use it in different ways using ingredients that are available right in your own house.
Skin benefits of turmeric:
*It’s loaded with antioxidants, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
*When it’s added to skin care products, it will give your skin a soft glow.
*It protects the skin from free radical damage which helps to slow down the aging process.
*It helps to redue pigmentation on your face and even out your skin tone.
*It is a wonderful additive for a homemade body scrub and face mask.
*It is a wonderful spice known to brighten your complexion.
*It helps in maintaining the elasticity of the skin and prevent stretch marks.
*It helps in reducing skin rashes.
*It reduces facial hair growth significantly.
*It greatly reduce the appearance of acne.
*When taken internally, it acts as an effective blood purifier which, in turn, helps to improve conditin of your skin.
There is a long list of skin care benefits associated with turmeric, including the treatment of acne blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It helps heal and prevent dry skin, and to slow the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple and improve skin’s elasticity. This sunny bright spice is also being used as an ingredient in sunscreens.
Here’s a great Brightening Turmeric Face Mask recipe from PaulaParrish.
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 tablespoons Olive oil, Sweet almond oil or Sunflower oil
¼ cup of Plain Greek yogurt
Just a few drops of honey
Note: If you need to buy your ingredients, you can source Turmeric powder, Olive oil and Raw honey at Amazon on this page.Directions: Mix the oil and turmeric together, then add the remaining ingredients. Mix into a creamy paste.
Application: Apply mask to face and neck. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water using soft wet washcloth.