I was probably 4 years old when my father routined my morning with taking a piece of turmeric. So when I think of turmeric, a tasty Indian or Thai curry won’t the only thing which comes to my mind. Delicious turmeric is as healthy food for your skin and hair also. As a Indian, I have seen this spice to be used in our almost all regular foods.
Turmeric helps to allay different health issues like decrease depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, headaches, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and other chronic illnesses. Aside from helping in these issues and giving us great taste and smell this magic spice has seemingly endless benefits for your flawless skin. Here’s a range of benefits for the skin.
Turmeric has its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight acne/pimples and provide a youthful glow to your skin.
Turmeric regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands which is great for oily skin. Make a face pack of turmeric, sandalwood and orange juice to clear the blemishes of your skin. Sandalwood and orange juice acts as astringent and a source of Vitamin C.
Turmeric helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A face mask of turmeric powder, rice powder, raw milk and tomato juice is really beneficial for skin.
Turmeric as an excellent exfoliating agent, is really effective in signs of aging. A face pack of gram flour, turmeric powder and milk can be applied for aging issue of skin. This mixture also helps to lighten stretch marks.
A combination of aloe vera gel and turmeric can provide quick relief in case of burns. This is for its antiseptic properties.
Regular use of a mixture of turmeric, lemon juice and water helps to reduce skin tanning.
The last but not the least, if you want a real glowing skin and healthy stay for lifetime you should have to eat a one inch turmeric piece regularly.
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