Turmeric has a very long history of medicinal use dating back 4000 years and in ancient scriptures, turmeric is considered helpful in making skin clear, curing various diseases, lowering fever and killing worms. The bioactive compound, curcumin, in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant.
Skin benefits and anti-inflammatory qualities:
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Geeta Grewal, cosmetic surgeon and anti-aging, beauty and wellness expert, revealed, “The benefits of turmeric for the skin are many as it helps even out skin tone, improves skin texture, reduces sun spots, has photoprotective properties. properties and decreases the degradation of collagen in the skin. The anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric help calm the skin. The antibacterial properties help contain bacterial infections, but in rare cases direct application of turmeric can cause an allergic reaction. It is therefore advisable to do a test on the forearm before using it directly on the face.
1. To fade dark spots and eliminate tan –
Mix a pinch of turmeric with a tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of rice flour. Apply as a pack leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash in circular motion with cold water.
2. Turmeric Has Anti-Aging Benefits Through Its Antioxidant Action –
a) Mix a pinch of turmeric with a teaspoon of crushed eggshell powder (wash the used eggshells reduced to a fine powder in a blender-grinder) and a tablespoon of honey. Add a few drops of rosehip oil. Apply as a paste. Wash off after 10-15 minutes with cold water. You will feel your skin soft, smooth, firm and glowing.
b) Mix a pinch of turmeric with sour curd, add a few drops of lemon oil and apply as a paste, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
3. For acne-prone skin –
Mix a pinch of turmeric with a teaspoon of neem powder and a teaspoon of Multani Mitti. Add a few drops of tea tree oil blend with rose water and apply as a face mask. Wash in cold water, pat dry. You’ll fall in love with smooth, glowing skin with these golden turmeric packs that are so quick to make using simple kitchen ingredients.
4. For dry, scaly dandruff problems in this weather –
Lay out a clean spray bottle, add water and mix a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt and a few pinches of turmeric. Spray this turmeric salt water 30 minutes before shampooing. See your shiny hair and no dandruff flakes to bother you.
5. Have turmeric oil and golden turmeric latte to reap the benefits of this wonderful cooking ingredient.