Turmeric is now widely used in a variety of skincare products, including moisturizers, face masks, and toners. The brightly-colored root is a miracle ingredient and you don't need to spend a fortune to use it! Try these homemade face masks and enjoy the glow.
Even small amounts of turmeric can fight free radicals and slow down the appearance of the signs of aging. Regular use, however, will transform your skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Turmeric improves skin tone, cleanses it, and unblocks the pores. It smoothes out fine lines, gives your skin an even tone, helps treat acne and other scars. What’s not to love?
Turmeric has been used for centuries thanks to its healing properties and its cosmetic functions. It gets its health benefits primarily because of curcumin, a bioactive component. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
These properties may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric may help your psoriasis by controlling flares and other symptoms.
The National Psoriasis Foundation states that you can use it as a supplement or by adding it to food. Before you try it, the foundation recommends discussing the proper dosage with a professional.
Turmeric can also help with acne scarring, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties that can target your pores and calm the skin.
And this is not all. Turmeric has also be considered helpful with a range of diverse dermatological conditions, such as eczema, alopecia, lichen planus, and other skin issues. While there aren't many studies yet, research is being conducted and results seem to be promising.
Here are some masks that you can make at home to start including turmeric in your skincare routine.
Turmeric detox mask
1. Mix 2 tbsp of cosmetic clay with 1/4 tsp of turmeric.
2. Take the required amount and add as much water as needed to achieve the desired consistency. You can add 2 drops of essential lavender oil if you like.
3. Apply the face mask (a thin layer for dry skin and a thicker one for oily skin or T-zone). Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Store the rest of the dry mix in an airtight container.
Anti-aging turmeric face mask
Mix 1 tsp of turmeric with 1 tsp of milk and 1 tsp of honey.
Apply on clean skin and leave on for 10-30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Don’t forget your neck!
You can use turmeric masks every other day. The results are visible after a couple of uses.