How to Use Turmeric Spice on Your Face & Skin

If you ask us about what’s the most valuable spice in your cabinet is, you already know what we’re going to answer. It’s ground coriander seeds, of course! Wait… no, we meant turmeric! The golden-yellow herb has been a part of the Chinese and Indian traditional medicine for centuries, and it’s not hard to see why. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, it’s rich in antioxidants, and it helps to clean your intestines of any impurity. These medicinal properties combined with its unique taste and texture make turmeric one of the most prized spice throughout history.

However, that’s not the full extent of the benefit of turmeric, as it also helps to lifts your skin as well! If you’re looking for something that will revitalize your skin without exposing it to any factory chemicals, then turmeric might be your answer.

 

How turmeric powder helps your skin

 

Reduces scars and heals wounds

Not only that turmeric is good for reducing the inflammation in your internal organs, but it can also help to open up your pores and relax your skin as well. To make a turmeric face mask, mix a pinch of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of besan or gram flour. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for about 25 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

 

Delays signs of aging:

Curcumin, which is the active component in turmeric helps the body to synthesize antioxidants more effectively. This helps the skin to glow brighter and it also helps to make the facial fissures look shallower. Additionally, if you’re having a problem with dark spots on your skin, turmeric can help with that as well.

 

Treats dry and cracked skin:

If you’ve ever had cracked feet or hand, you know that it can be really irritating. To solve this problem, mix coconut oil with a tablespoon of turmeric powder and apply it to the cracked areas for 15 minutes then wash it off. The skin will become rejuvenated and the cracks will be healed right away

 

Soothes burns:

To treat burn mild wounds, mix a pinch of turmeric with milk or other cooling gel and apply it to the area. Lightly rub the wound with a circular motion and let it dry off before washing it gently. If the pain persists, you can repeat it the process again until it fades away. This will help to prevent burn marks as well.

 

Cures stretch marks:

A mixture of turmeric, saffron, and lime juice can significantly reduce the visibility of stretch marks. Apply the mixture on to the area and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off. You can see a major difference within a week of doing this regularly.

 

Skin Whitening

This is a trade secret to treat uneven skin tone and even dry skin. Here’s how to make this secret mixture.

Mix one teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of mil and a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the mixture to your face for 25 minutes and then wash it off. Use this mixture three times a week and you’ll see a massive change in your skin tone and it evens out any imperfections in your skin as well.

 

Acne treatment

Acne can help to kill the bacteria that are causing the acne on your face, which will help to make the acne go away more quickly. It also helps to regulate your facial oil production so that you get less acne in the future. Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoons of sandalwood and some milk to make a paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it to dry. Wash off and then repeat a few times in a week to see results.

 

Helps with exfoliation

Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon powdered masoor dal, half a teaspoon turmeric powder, and some milk or rose water and apply the paste onto your face. This will help to clean the pores and revitalize your skin.

Many people shy away from using turmeric on their face and skin because they think that the yellow tint will get infused into their skin. Well, let us tell you that this is not based in reality. You’re missing out on all of these benefits based on a myth!

 

Chris Azzari
 

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