One of the secret ingredients that has been used in Eastern cooking is Turmeric, giving it vibrant colour, aroma and health benefits. But did you know that that one ingredient from your spice shelf can also be the secret to getting a glowing face, flawless skin and permanently addressing all of your skin problems.
Known for its medicinal and healing properties, turmeric extract has been used in a number of cosmetic and beauty products all across the world, but today, we are dealing with the actual product, right from the source, for much more effective and quicker results.
What are the skin benefits of Turmeric?
Turmeric is almost an all rounder spice that works in a multitude of ways to make you look younger, brighter and healthier without causing any side effects. Let’s look at some of the most wonderful benefits of turmeric for your skin.
Reduces oil production
If you have oily skin, it can make your face look duller and caked. Turmeric helps by controlling the sebum secretion on the top layer of your skin, which in turn, reduces bacteria accumulation.
When the sebum is reduced, the amount of bacteria attacking that sebum for food is also reduced. Thus, your face is not as prone to acne as before. It also reduces the redness and swelling caused by acne.
It reduces scars
The scars left on the face by acne or otherwise can be visibly reduced due to the medicinal properties of turmeric, which is why it has also been used to treat keloidal scar tissue. It can also soothe the skin.
Reduces tanning and gives glowing skin
Turmeric can remove signs of tanning, dark circles around your eyes and patches of uneven pigmentation across your neck and face, making your skin glow and lighten your complexion.
The curcuminoid pigments in turmeric promote the body to produce an abundance of antioxidants that fight free radicals, which in turn are responsible for making your skin appear saggy and wrinkly with old age.
Turmeric face packs for skin lightening
There are multiple ways of using turmeric powder to get a glowing face. Take a look at some of the most commonly used face packs. Also, since all of them use completely natural ingredients, there are any side effects, but should you feel any itchiness, you must stop using them immediately.
Turmeric and Sandalwood
Mix one tablespoon each pf turmeric powder and sandalwood powder in a bowl. Add a few drops of milk till it turns into a clayey paste. You can also use water as an alternative. Apply it on face and wash it off with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. Do this thrice a week for lighter skin.
Turmeric and Lemon
Take one tablespoon of turmeric powder in a bowl and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Now add a few drops of raw milk to this, such that it forms a smooth and consistent paste. Apply it and wait for around 25 minutes before washing it off. Both the lemon and the turmeric have skin lightening effect, while the milk protein will promote regeneration of new skin cells.
Turmeric and Rosewater
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of gram flour. Now add a few drops of rosewater to this to form a paste. Apply it on your neck and face, and let it tighten on its own. The turmeric will lighten your skin complexion, while the rosewater will act as a natural astringent and tighten your pores, reduce wrinkles and give you a glowing complexion
Turmeric and Aloe Vera
Simply add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel with one and a half tablespoon of turmeric powder. When you mix this, make sure that there are no clumps in it. Apply it all over your face but concentrate on areas that have dark circles and hyper pigmentation. Remove it after 15 minutes. While the turmeric will give you fair and youthful looking skin, the aloe vera will tighten your skin cells and also give it much needed hydration.
So, which Turmeric face pack did you like the best?
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