9 Ways to use Turmeric Spice for Skin Care
Think turmeric is just another spice? Think again! Turmeric, a spice native to Southeast Asia, is delicious in curries and other Indian dishes, and has also been used for centuries in the traditional Indian medicinal practices collectively known as ayurveda. While it’s been used to treat everything from digestive issues to infections, to chicken pox to allergic reactions, turmeric is also good for beauty purposes, especially for skin care.
Turmeric has antiseptic properties, meaning it can give quick relief to a simple burn. If you find yourself in need of a burn salve, mix some turmeric with aloe vera gel and apply to the burn.
2) Cracked heels
Turmeric is great for dry skin. Instead of your old pumice stone, try a mixture of turmeric and coconut oil. Apply and let sit for fifteen minutes, then wash.
3) Stretch marks
Turmeric’s helps to even skin tone, so try a mixture of besan (gram flour), turmeric, and yogurt, milk or water to lighten the appearance of stretch marks.
Turmeric also helps fight the effects of aging. Try a mixture of butter cream or sugarcane juice to help treat wrinkles, or add raw milk and tomato juice to rice powder and turmeric powder to make a drying face mask – the lactic acid present in milk will help peel off the dead skin cells.
5) Dark Under Eye Circles
Since turmeric is great for evening skin tone, try a mixture of yogurt, almond flour, lemon juice and turmeric – mix well and apply to your under eye area immediately or even refrigerate (it will stay for about a week). Use daily for two to three weeks for best results.
Thanks to turmeric’s medicinal properties, it not only treats scars and inflammation but also reduces the oil secretions of your sebaceous glands. Try a turmeric scrub: add a few drops of water and lemon juice to turmeric powder, then apply the paste on the area affected by acne and leave it for about 15 minutes. Gently scrub it off your face with plain water.
7) Facial hair
A combination of chickpea flour (sattu) or gram flour and turmeric can be used as a facial scrub to inhibit the growth of unwanted hair.
8) Ashy foundation
Add a pinch of turmeric to your foundation to give it a boost of glow – you’ll find your skin achieves a luminous tint.
Turmeric isn’t just great for the skin on your face – it’s also great for the skin on your head! To fight dandruff, mix some turmeric with coconut oil and massage into your scalp. Leave for 15 minutes and then shampoo as usual.
Turmeric home remedies are quick and easy, and you can find more tutorials here: Youtube Tutorial
For skin products that include turmeric, try: