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Turmeric: The Latest Beauty Must-Have
Monday, September 12th, 2016
We know you’re probably second guessing us. However, turmeric has been popping up in a lot of beauty regimes lately…
Turmeric spice hails from India, is most commonly used in cooking and is part of the ginger root family. We all know how good ginger is for you, so why would turmeric be any different!
People have been adding the spice to almost anything, including juices and face masks. Surprisingly turmeric has a lot of different beauty uses. It is used in the Indian subcontinent for its natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and colour-balancing properties. Currently, it is also gaining quite some fame here for its significant antioxidant properties. The ability to bring down inflammation translates to skin care by minimising acne or bringing down a rosacea flare-ups. You can also rely on it for anti-ageing benefits. It is loaded with key vitamins that facilitate important skin renewal processes, such as the creation of collagen!
If you have sensitive skin you may be worrying about applying a spice to it. Fear not! According to celebrity facialist, Joanna Vargas, it’s wonderful for anyone who has supersensitive skin. Even for normal skin types, it makes the skin look flawless.
You can add a tablespoon of turmeric to a homemade face mask to give it a little extra oomph. As we previously stated it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and will do wonders for acne. Turmeric also regulates oil production and heals scars, especially those from acne.
Since turmeric has colour-balancing properties, it evens out the appearance and texture of the skin. In addition, its natural antioxidant properties make it the perfect choice to undo and prevent the negative side effects of poor diet and overexposure to the sun. Both of these could be linked to hyperpigmentation of skin, and turmeric has been highly esteemed for its ability to keep the skin protected, healthy, and glowing! This will also aid a lot in fighting the signs of ageing.
Turmeric is also known as being helpful in treating inflammation as some over-the-counter medicines. Ingest it in powdered or pill form and this helps to de-bloat the body. You can also achieve the same soothing effect of this natural anti-inflammatory when you apply it onto your skin. Your skin will be bright and de-puffed after a turmeric face mask!
If you’re not heading out to get a pot of this spice right now we don’t know what you’re doing!