Turmeric has been an important beauty ingredient for centuries. There are many natural properties and cosmetic benefits of using this natural element. Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric is bright yellow and orange spice that is usually available in its grounded form. It is not only added to beauty products because of its numerous skin care benefits but also supplements for its health-related benefits.
Turmeric is beneficial because of curcumin, a bioactive component that is a powerhouse of antioxidants. It also has natural anti-inflammatory properties that works wonders for your skin.
According to modern research, the positive impact of turmeric can be seen on your skin soon if you incorporate it into your regular beauty routine. Here are some of the ways turmeric can help you shine like a new bride!
Bring out your natural glow
Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that provide glow and luster to your skin. Turmeric also contains properties that can repair your cell structure and bring out your inherent glow. While dermatologists often recommend Turmeric Soap for Dark Spots, there are many homemade remedies that you can try at home to get rid of skin-related conditions such as blemishes, acne etc. All you need to do is mix small amount of yogurt, turmeric, and honey together. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Use water to wash it off. Within the first application you will see a noticeable difference as your skin radiates from within and the mild exfoliation provided by yogurt will get rid of all dead skin cells.
Heal your wounds naturally
The curcumin found in turmeric is enriched with anti-inflammatory properties that can help you in healing your wounds. By applying turmeric to the affected area, you can lower your body’s respond to cutaneous wounds, thereby helping you heal sooner. Studies have also proven that turmeric has many other positive effects on your skin. For instance, with regular use, you would be able to see a visible difference in your skin’s elasticity. The natural cell-repairing properties of turmeric heals skin tissue and promotes the production of collagen. Even the experts recommend that applying curcumin on your wounds is the best and the most effective home remedy.
Works wonders on psoriasis
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric have also shown great results on people suffering from psoriasis. It not only keeps its spreading in check but also prevents its symptoms from flaring up. According to National Psoriasis Foundation, you can either add turmeric supplements in your diet or also add to your food. However, make sure you take dosage guidance from a professional before self-administering any supplements.
As far as dietary is concerned, you can add just a little bit to your curries and mix it with a bit of black pepper to increase the bioavailability of curcumin that gets all the more absorbed by your blood.
A turmeric face mask should be your go-to beauty solution if you are struggling with scars and acne. The anti-inflammatory qualities present in turmeric can heal the pores and also calm your skin. Regular use of turmeric is also known to reduce scarring. When you use turmeric or turmeric based cosmetic products, you will notice how your skin clears from all the acne and breakouts.
According to a study conducted recently, combining turmeric and neem plant found in native India can be highly effective in treating scabies. This condition is caused by microscopic mites that can leave behind a trail of painful rash and discomfort. Just a cooling past of neem and turmeric can do the trick in alleviating its symptoms and also ridding you of the rash.
Prevent other dermatological condition
Many dermatologists swear by the effectiveness of turmeric in treating skin conditions. You can either use this spice topically on the affected area or use it in one of the many homemade masks that can prevent the onset of skin conditions or heal the existing ones. It is also a suggested treatment for eczema, lichen planus, alopecia etc.
As far as the side effects are concerned, the only obvious one of using topical turmeric is staining. To avoid that from happening, you must ensure that you don’t leave it on your skin for too long. Even if you do somehow end up staining your skin, then a good exfoliator will be able to take it out in one or two washes.
Another thing you need to do is ensure you are not allergic to topical turmeric. Do a patch test before applying to your skin and cover the area with a bandage for at least 1 day. If you experience burning or itching sensation, then clean the area and stop using the treatment.