Turmeric – The Superfood for Super Skin
Turmeric is undoubtedly the superfood for super skin. It is a plant in the ginger family. This spice is used in Asian cooking, and it is the main ingredient in curry.
The yellow color substance present in turmeric is called curcumin. It is used in cosmetics, pigmentation, or foods. In about 1000mg of turmeric lays about 30 to 50 mg of curcumin.
It has anti-oxidant, anti-neoplastic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Curcumin present in turmeric can cure many dermatologic ailments.
There are many scientific studies that show that turmeric offers several health benefits. It is medically used to treat skin conditions like alopecia, psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, oral lichen planus, etc. Turmeric/curcumin may deliver therapeutic advantages for skin health.
Now we know how turmeric is a skin-friendly herb that not only enhances the taste and color of curry but embellishes the skin. It has no side effects and can be used in varied ways for the attractiveness of our skin. It can be consumed as a drink or can be applied as a pack.
Add turmeric to your beauty routine for the betterment of your skin
Turmeric can fulfill your dream of attaining gorgeous skin. Delay no more and add this healthy yellow spice to your skincare routine and see how it will make all the difference.
Benefits of turmeric for skin
For ages, our grandmothers had been using turmeric for the beautification of the skin in the form of packs (ubtans). Many celebrities use turmeric for illuminating skin and enrichment of its health.
The right way to use turmeric in your skincare routine
Sometimes after knowing the fact that turmeric is a wonder herb for the skin but the confusion remains there as if how to use this spice in the right way?
How to include turmeric in your skincare routine? The various ways of using turmeric are as follows –
As a face pack – Either you can add the yellow powder to your favorite face pack or can prepare a face pack at home by mixing chickpea powder, honey, yogurt, lemon, rosewater, milk, and honey. You are ready to go.
For lips – Simply mix turmeric with your lip balm and use it. It will cure chapped and dry lips in minutes.
As a moisturizer – For the reduction of blemishes mix turmeric powder with your moisturizer. It will heal the skin and clear blemishes. It can be used daily.
Heal skin the turmeric way
Whether it is acne, infection, or allergy, use this miracle ingredient and put an end to all your worries. This easily available spice can provide a glow to the skin. You can create different skincare lotion creams, serums, etc using this superfood.
Curcumin, an active element, can cure some of the listed skin issues.
1- Skin lightening
Besides skin lightening turmeric can brighten it. The essential oil, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory blends present in this spice work together and illuminates the skin tone. Visible results can be noticed after a few weeks of the application of this pack to the affected area. Take nearly 2 tsp of gram flour and add turmeric powder (a pinch) and the juice of half a lemon. Mix then with a dash of water. Apply this mask and keep it for at least fifteen minutes.
2- Skin irritation
Irritation and damage can sometimes be due to a skin disease like eczema and atopic dermatitis. An ingredient that has antimicrobial properties can aid to stop the expansion of skin bacteria or fungi.
More probably this condition occurs due to free radicals often seen in environmental adulterations like cigarette smoke etc. It is important that a supply of adequate antioxidants be given for the treatment of skin irritation.
You can try this simple remedy at home. Add a pinch of turmeric to aloe vera gel and combine the two. Spread this paste to the affected area. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it off with plain tap water.
3- Skin blemishes
Discoloration on the skin can be unappealing and emotionally disturbing. It can be in the form of a spot or a mark. Blemishes are not life-threatening but can appear as a flaw on the skin.
DIY method for blemishes.
Prepare a paste by adding a half tablespoon of turmeric powder, half tablespoon of milk, and half tablespoon of honey. Apply this pack to the blemishes. Wash it off with warm water after ten to fifteen minutes.
4- Skin fungal infection
Fungal infection is a skin problem that can proceed to rashes or boils and is a skin disease caused by a fungus. This disease is also called mycosis.
Fungi live on dirt and multiply in humid climates. Heavy sweat also leads to fungal infection.
Take fresh-ground turmeric and dilute it with the help of little water. Mix well. Apply this paste to the infected area of the skin. Let it be until the mixture dries.
5- Skin itching
Itchiness can be due to certain skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, etc.
Some self-care steps can give temporary relief to this condition. Application of turmeric-containing cream, over-the-counter oral pills, usage of moisturizer, lotions, avoiding scarping, etc. can be of some help.
Vitamin D deficiency also causes skin itching. Intake of vitamin D can be a remedy. 14 essential nutrients including vitamin D give amazing locks and wonderful skin.
A turmeric pack can help relieve itchiness. Make a concoction of egg white, lemon juice, olive oil (a few drops), rose water, and a pinch of turmeric can do wonders.
6- Skin allergy
An allergy occurs when the skin comes in contact with an allergen. It may happen due to many reasons. The skin becomes scaly and a bit rough. Sometimes blisters are formed which require medical supervision.
Drinking turmeric tea and applying an antibacterial cleanser can clear the skin from the allergy (If it is not a medical issue). The procedure of preparing this tea is quite easy. Add half a teaspoon full of turmeric powder to a glass of water. Let the water comes to a boil. Add little honey and drink this tea twice daily for faster results.
7- Skin glow
Your skin reflects what you eat. Healthy skin will always have a natural glow. Those who have dehydrated, dull skin can work towards attaining that sheen through natural therapies that include this superfood.
Some basic lifestyle tips can always make the face glow naturally. Intake of Vitamin C (citrus fruits), drinking lots of water, include face yoga, sleeping tight, consuming skinfoods, avoiding caffeine, etc
To get that younger-looking skin mix the powder of this superfood with raw milk and apply it all over the face and neck. Let it dry. Wash it off with cold water.
8- Skin pigmentation
To get that even skin tone you can rely on turmeric. It helps to reduce pigmentation.
Combination of turmeric with water or milk lightens Skin pigmentation. Use this paste daily. Apply it and leave it for at least 15 minutes or until it dries off. Wash it off with plain water.
9- Skin infection
Some types of skin infections are carbuncles, cellulitis, impetigo, furuncles, and erysipelas. This illness happens when germs pierce the skin and get distributed. The bacteria spread and generate swelling and pain. Due to rashes irritation emerges on the surface of the skin.
Curcumin heals infection by reducing rash and oxidation. For major skin infections consult a doctor for appropriate supervision.
For home, treatment mix a few drops of lemon juice into one tablespoon curd and two teaspoons of turmeric powder. Blend them to a paste. Apply this cream on the affected area and wash it off with lukewarm water after keeping it for a good fifteen minutes.
10- Skin whitening
Turmeric has skin-whitening properties. Your skin will become bright and light without any side effects if this spice powder is mixed with a moisturizer and used daily.
Turmeric essential oil illuminates and adds sheen to the skin. You can use a lotion formulated with this essential oil as a major ingredient. The effect will be seen after two to three weeks of regular usage.
A paste can be prepared by mixing a few drops of lemon or cucumber juice with a tablespoon of turmeric powder. This paste can be used for whitening the skin.
Attempt these simple home remedies and post your comments if your skin acquires marginal benefit.
It is always advisable to do face yoga daily to make your face look young and beautiful. Take care of your tresses by preparing DIY shampoos, Homemade Oils, and conditioners.
Disclaimer: This write-up contains content for general information only. Always consult a specialist if the need arises. There is no alternative to an opinion from a qualified doctor. Continue applying the DIY remedies only if your skin is feeling better.