Turmeric, the Indian spice that has been around from ancient ages offers amazing health and beauty benefits, from curing coughs and healing scars to fighting wrinkles and clearing acne. Turmeric is loaded with antiseptic, antibacterial and other medicinal properties that can fight headaches, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and has the potential to block cancer growth and decrease tumor size
Apart from those health benefits, let’s see the beauty benefits of turmeric that gives you flawless, clear and blemish-free skin.
1. Fights Acne
Turmeric powder is great remedy for acne, due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It helps in keeping pimples at bay, clears acne scars and reduces oil secretion by sebaceous glands. Make a paste of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder, mixing it with water. Apply the paste and wash it off with lukewarm water after ten minutes. It reduces the acne woes.
2. A Remedy for Wrinkles
Turmeric can keep your wrinkles at bay and reduce your fine lines. Mix Turmeric with other ingredients like rice powder, tomato juice and raw milk, apply the paste to face and neck for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. It works best for removing dead cells and reducing wrinkles.
3. Reduces Skin Pigmentation and Tan
Turmeric powder is effective in removing sun tan and pigmentation or discoloration. Mixed with lemon juice, it lightens and evens out your skin tone. Make a paste of turmeric powder, lemon juice and cucumber juice and apply it on the affected areas. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with plain water.
4. Exfoliates Skin
Turmeric scrubs off the dead cells, acting as exfoliating agent and slows down the ageing process. To make a scrub, mix turmeric with sandalwood powder and orange juice. Apply the paste; leave it for about 15 minutes and scrub it off gently with plain water. Alternatively, make a paste of turmeric powder with two drops of mustard oil and few drops of lemon juice. This also works as scrub.
5. Lightens Stretch Marks
Women find it hard to get rid of the stretching marks, despite loads of drug store creams and ointments. Try this home remedy with turmeric pack that helps in lightening the stretch marks. Mix Gram Flour powder and turmeric with yogurt or raw milk and apply it regularly on stretch marks.
6. Heals Burns
Turmeric is a quick and effective solution for burns, thanks to its antiseptic properties. Make a paste of turmeric and aloe vera gel and apply it on burns, it not only soothes skin, but also heals the burns and blemishes.
7. Removes Facial Hair
Natural remedies take time to work, but they are effective and safe to use. Turmeric can be used as facial scrub to reduce and remove the facial hair. Mix Chickpea flour, gram flour and Turmeric with water and apply the paste and scrub it off gently after 10 minutes. Ensure you follow the tip for a month for desired results.
8. Heals cracked Heels
Turmeric combined with coconut oil/castor oil can heal the cracked heals. Apply the paste on cracked heels for 15 minutes before taking a bath. Following this regularly will soften your heels, and lighten the skin.