Turmeric for skin
Are you one of them that want to take good care of your skin? preferably with all natural products? Is there such a product and how do I apply it?
We of Natures Healthy Roots got your questions covered and have the answers. Kindly read on…
Turmeric and Skincare
Turmeric has been known for so long due to its cosmetic benefits, healing properties, and Health Benefits. It is especially due to the presence of a bioactive component in it: Curcumin (It also shows anti-oxidant properties)
Cosmetic benefits (Turmeric benefits for skin and face): Cosmetic properties are due to the presence of curcuminoid pigments in Turmeric helping the body for developing antioxidants, and also, the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric add up to their cosmetic benefits.
Since of our childhood, we have seen turmeric as one of the major spices used in the kitchen as it is often suggested by doctors to consume them in some amount due to their healing properties. For example, we are suggested to drink milk with Turmeric while suffering from a cough.
One of the members of the Ginger family, Turmeric powder is known for their health benefits and they impart noticing benefits to your skin and face.
Turmeric benefits for Skin
Wondering how Turmeric may benefit your skin? Well, let’s dive straight into the benefits of the turmeric for your skin.
1. Accelerates the healing process
Research has always been going on about the benefits of Turmeric on animal’s skin, and recently it has been tested and proved that indeed turmeric has been able to increase the healing process of wounds or scars in the human’s skin as well.
Wound- simple injury to the skin in many parts of the body
And, use of turmeric on wounds is able to heal the cut, or prevent them from any further infection and is also responsible for reducing the pain at the same time.
2. No more cracked skin creams!
You might have tried all sorts of creams available in the market for your dry and cracked skins, right? Let’s try with turmeric at one, simply add coconut oil with the turmeric and apply it on your cracked skin. Then, you may wash them off after 15-20 minutes and feel the changes.
The results are astounding and it could be proven to be a helpful home remedy using Turmeric for your cracked skin.
3. No more stretch marks.
Stretch marks often caused during pregnancy period or puberty or maybe during rapid weight gain. And, obviously, you won’t ever stretch marks on your skin and want to get rid of it instantly. Try Turmeric mixed with saffron and lime juice on the part of your skin where there is a stretch mark. And, they will vanish.
Simple, isn’t it?
4. Delays signs of aging
We did mention that Turmeric contains curcuminoid pigments which help the body to develop/make antioxidants on its own.
And, we do know anti-oxidants are responsible for reducing aging signs like darks sports on your face, wrinkles or fine lines. Science says that antioxidant enables your body to protect your skin cells from any radical damage protection, and that’s how it works.
5. Even prevents from skin cancer
The bioactive component, curcumin in the turmeric has been proven to be useful for an utmost skin cancer treatment. It simply kills the tumor cells in the skin and leaves the healthy cells intact. Also, consumption of turmeric in considerable amount can prevent you during the pre-cancer period.
Now, since we do know the utmost benefits of Turmeric for skin, the same does apply to our face as well. In fact, it is a great ingredient recommended by experts for natural home remedies for face. Home remedies using turmeric can be used to cure or prevent a different type of skin problems.
Turmeric benefits for Face
Let’s get to know more about the Turmeric powder benefits for the face and why do they work so well.
1. Act as a natural Exfoliation means
Exfoliation i.e the removal of the oldest dead skin cells from your face is often done to add up to your beauty and bring your natural glow. It is often achieved through mechanical i.e using electrical machines or chemical i.e highly expensive and fancy creams. And, honestly, we do know both of them sucks.
Either they are too expensive or are not natural for your face. But, applying Turmeric to your face works as a good exfoliator and with the regular use you can get even better results when compared to those expensive chemical ways.
2. Cures red spots on your face ie acne
Acne can be in the form of whiteheads, pimples, red spots or cysts on your face. Data shows that more than 50 million individual has been affected by acne in the United States alone.
Turmeric is known for its anti-bacterial properties and that’s what makes it a perfect home remedy for curing acne naturally. Acnes are caused by bacteria which does wash off with your daily showers and face wash. So, simply add 5 gms of turmeric powder in some milk and 2 teaspoons of sandalwood. Stir it to make a paste and apply it on your face thoroughly to leave it to dry. Wash off once it dries up completely.
Use the Turmeric acne remedy for 3-4 times in a week and see the changes yourself.
Turmeric Face Mask
No wonder, you do always pamper a fair and glowing skin on your face and at the same time, you may not afford much for expensive salon facials or fancy beauty products. For example, if you had ever visited an Indian wedding of your friend or companion, you must have seen how they apply Turmeric face mask on brides face before their marriage. This ritual is the reason behind the cosmetic benefits of turmeric powder.
But, no worries, we will tell you few simple steps to make a turmeric powder face mask at your home i.e DIY Turmeric face mask.
Here are the steps:
- Take 2 spoons of flour ( regular flour), 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ cup milk or yogurt, and a few drops of honey. Mix them thoroughly to make a paste.
- Now, simply apply them on the face in a regular way, not leaving any part of your face. Allow them to dry.
- Wait for 20-30 mins, and wash off while regular shower or with a splash of water on your face. (Also, scrub gently the mask layer on your face while washing off to remove all the dirt along with them)
- Use some moisturize, and consider them regularly for a naturally glowing skin.
Also, a few times, people do wonder if the ingredient turmeric in the mask will turn their face yellow. Let us assure you that it is completely illogical and not true, the reason being the small amount of turmeric which often gets washed off with your splash of water or shower. Besides, if you have ever read the ingredient of your fancy beauty products, most of them do contain Turmeric along with several chemical ingredients. But, you might want to ensure that you do always have the best quality turmeric powder in the mixture of the ingredients of the Turmeric powder face mask.
Things to take care of while using Turmeric on skin and face
When using turmeric, you must ensure few things and take care of them:
- Using best quality Turmeric powder (as mentioned above)
- Dosage, careful about the dosage, as it may sometime stain your skin.
- Do check if your skin is allergic to turmeric, apply turmeric paste on a small part of the skin and wait to see the result.
- Careful about the ingredients you mix, always fact check the ingredient from a trustable source.
- Never keep the mask on your face for more than 20-30 minutes. In fact, 20 minutes should be good enough.
- Always do rinse and still thoroughly to ensure that it has been mixed completely
Never use to soap to wash off the face mask.
Turmeric is one of those great natural ingredients you can apply to your skin and face. Not just that, adding a considerable and balanced amount of turmeric in your diet gives you a fair amount of manganese and Iron your body seeks on a daily basis. Besides, Turmeric also enables your body to digest fats.
With this Article, we did our best to give you as much information as possible, but still if there is anything else you want to know about Turmeric powder, or Turmeric face mask or want to clarify any of the information provided, please do reach us and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Thank You for reading!