6 Benefits of Turmeric for Skin | Amazing Skincare Recipes
Turmeric (Haldi), The Golden Herb, is known as a much treasured and versatile spice used in various dishes. However, turmeric has an extensive list of therapeutic properties. Your skin can greatly benefit from it, too. Why? Many studies were done in the last decades, confirm the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal properties of the turmeric powder. Turmeric contains a multitude of healthy nutrients, including vitamins such as C, E, and K minerals such as potassium calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc volatile oils, such as turmerone and zingiberene resins curcumin Turmeric is a true Queen of Beauty, as it has been used for thousands of years in India in beauty regimes and skincare.
Let’s see some benefits and amazing skincare recipes with turmeric.
#1 Antibacterial Squad Turmeric has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antimicrobial properties, so it is great for acne, infected wounds, cuts, bruises, etc.
#2 Reduces Acne Acne is a skin problem that affects not only teenagers but adults, too. If blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, acne scars plague your face, chest, or back, you may want to give a try to the golden turmeric. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, so it is exactly what your lovely skin needs. Anti-acne treatment with turmeric, honey, and sandalwood 1 tablespoon of raw Manuka Honey ½ teaspoon of Sandalwood powder ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric powder 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil 1 drop Lavender essential oil.
1) Mix all ingredients to form a thick paste.
2) Apply it to your affected area (if the area is larger, like the chest, increase the quantities correspondently, as you need it).
3) Leave it on for 5-10 minutes.
4) Wash off with lukewarm water.
#3 Regulates Sebum glands and oil production Oily skin and acne suffer from an excessive sebum production. Turmeric comes to rescue, as it has been proven to be very good in regulating oil secretion in the skin.
#4 Brightens the Skin What is yellow and it brightens the skin? Nah, you didn’t guess, it’s not lemon, it’s turmeric! Melanin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation, can be overproduced (giving you dark spots and a darker tone). Excessive melanin production can be caused by hormonal changes, excess sun exposure, burning, skin infections or irritations, etc. The same curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant component in turmeric can regulate the melanin production in the skin. Light My Skin Mask 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ teaspoon Turmeric 1 drop Sandalwood essential oil 1 drop Frankincense essential oil.
1) Mix the ingredients together.
2) Apply on your face. Leave it on for 7-10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Tip: Do it at night, to avoid any skin coloration problem. This is also good because turmeric will work its magic while you sleep.
#5 Exfoliating Golden Dust This precious golden fine herbal dust of turmeric can be used as a gentle scrub with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties included. That’s an AWESOME deal! Exfoliating Turmeric Scrub 1-2 tablespoons Oatmeal powder ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder 1 drop Ylang-ylang essential oil (optional).
1) Mix all ingredients together, then add water little by little, to make a thick paste.
2) Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 5-7 minutes.
3) Wet your hands and then gently scrub it on your skin, in a circular motion.
4) Wash your face with lukewarm water.
#6 Turns Back Time No, it can’t pull you back into your youth years (it has no curious Benjamin Button powers) or erase from your system all those years of unhealthy eating and living, BUT turmeric can help you in lightly reversing the signs of aging. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant qualities, and therefore, it can be greatly used in beauty regimes to slow down the aging process of your skin, accelerate and stimulate the growth of new skin cells, reduce wrinkles, and protect your skin from the damaging effects of oxidation.
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