Turmeric For Your Skin

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Turmeric Benefits Skin Lightening

During the last decade, the beauty industry has undergone a drastic change; people have been opting for ‘green’ beauty and skin care products, which are organic, natural, free from harsh chemicals and safe for the environment as well. In fact, even brands that aren’t entirely natural are absorbing this trend and are utilizing and employing the extensive, science-backed advantages of earthy ingredients.

Turmeric is an out-and-out champion, when it comes to natural beauty products! Women in India have been using turmeric topically for skin care for hundreds of years; and those wrestling with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis perceive immense relief after using turmeric.

Homemade skin care tips using turmeric

An anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial powerhouse, turmeric promotes healing and brightening of the skin. Native to Indonesia and India, this gorgeous yellow-orange spice has always been a part of the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. Curcumin, the yellow pigment is responsible for the powerful therapeutic benefits that the spice offers. Turmeric poultices applied topically allay inflammation, swelling and pain.

Incorporate turmeric in to your skin care regimen

• Battle acne: Turmeric’s potent anti-microbial action checks bacterial growth. It is particularly beneficial for treating acne when blended with apple cider vinegar; and when the two are applied to the skin, they help fight acne successfully.

• Thwart the ravages of sun: Research shows that applying turmeric has the ability to stave off as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and spots caused by sun exposure. Turmeric also has the capacity to reinstate loss of skin elasticity that is invariably associated with ultra-violet damage.

• Get rid of dark circles: It has been proven that the spice is a potent skin lightening agent. Experts say, it also stimulates blood circulation, and consequently helps decrease puffiness and under-eye spots which are due to poor circulation.

• Soothe dry skin: Turmeric hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, especially when integrated with milk. It accelerates the process of getting rid of dead skin cells to reveal a healthy and soft skin.

• Soothe dry skin: Turmeric hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, especially when integrated with milk. It accelerates the process of getting rid of dead skin cells to reveal a healthy and soft skin.

• Eliminate stretch marks: Turmeric helps restore elasticity to the skin and diminishes the unsightly stretch marks to some extent. A combination of powdered turmeric, olive oil, and lemon juice has shown excellent results.

Turmeric powder for acne

Turmeric For Acne

Turmeric, most definitely has shown to help in the effective treatment of acne. Application of a turmeric masque, comprising of - powdered turmeric, honey, yogurt, apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil can help deal with an acne-ridden skin. It reduces redness, swelling, oiliness of the skin as well as lightens the unpleasant acne scars.

For a more holistic approach, along with topical applications, you should consume the spice as well. You can attain greater and quicker benefits by drinking a brew made with turmeric. Add one tablespoon of turmeric powder to a glass of milk; boil well. Add a dash of honey; and consume daily. The global, chic turmeric latte is our humble ‘haldi ka doodh’! It promises instant and remarkable results and guarantees a flawless skin!


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