Turmeric has long been a staple ingredient in Ayurvedic remedies. It has gained popularity and maintained its spot as one of the most effective medicinal herb to help combat many ailments and illnesses. Turmeric gets its health benefits primarily because of curcumin, a bioactive component. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
We are going to let you in more on its magical effects, on the skin specifically, and at the end, a recipe for a DIY face mask to get you back your dream skin and sustain its glow.
Benefits of Turmeric
Curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammation properties which speeds up healing process by lowering your body’s response to an open cut/wound. It also has positive effects on our skin tissue and collagen production.
- Helps with acne inflammation and scarring
Curcumin helps clear the skin because of its pigmentation inhibiting factors. Inflamed acne can be calmed from the presence of curcumin and dark spots will fade overtime.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric may help your psoriasis by controlling flares and other symptoms. However, it is advised to take turmeric as a supplement or food intake if you intend it for Psoriasis treatment. It is for faster and long-lasting results as they come in higher dosage of curcumin. If applied topically, it may lessen the itch and flares only for a limited amount of time.
Turmeric has antioxidants that prevents oxidation. Oxidation of free radicals causes skin damage. By using turmeric to prevent that, it will help with skin reparation resulting in supple and radiant skin.
Turmeric Face Mask
- Ground Turmeric – 1 Tsp
- Gram/Besan /Chickpea Flour – 2 Tbsp
- Olive Oil – 1 Tsp
- Milk – 2-3 Tsp
- Lemon juice – 2 Tsp (optional)
Mix them together in a bowl to form a paste. Apply to whole face and leave it on for 20mins. Good things do not happen overnight, you will only see results if applied consistently at least once a week.