Turmeric is not just a pretty spice that makes food taste better. It’s packed with beauty benefits, so we’ve tried to include it in our routine as much as possible.
The high antioxidants levels slow down cell damage and it’s also anti-inflammatory. This spice has some amazing beauty-enhancing properties. It is well-known for its antiseptic effect. It is also widely used by women to improve their skin tone and reduce the appearance of blemishes. The active ingredient of turmeric is a substance called curcumin, which has been shown to destroy cancerous cells, in culture.
Turmeric is used as an ingredient in many skin creams to prevent the occurrence of pimples. It also acts as an anti-ageing substance, owing to its property of hydrating the skin and keeping it looking youthful and fresh. In addition, it has the power to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair. That means benefits of turmeric works against acne, uneven skin tone and even on fine wrinkles. Read on for ways to add turmeric to your beauty routine:
Anti Ageing Wonder
Turmeric can give a great boost to mature skin. To reap the benefits, create a paste using equal parts turmeric powder, gram flour, and raw milk to exfoliate your skin. Before a bath slather the paste on your face, or even your whole body. When the paste has dried, hop into your bath to scrub it off without soap and you’ll be left with radiant skin.
Facial Hair Minimiser
Regular use of turmeric will help slow down facial hair growth. Try this DIY turmeric and mustard oil mask to gently remove some of that fine facial fuzz without irritation: Mix 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp gram flour, a few drops of mustard oil (you can substitute with almond oil) and water to make a thick paste. Apply the mask and after 5 minutes gently remove by rubbing* in the opposite direction to your hair growth.
Teeth Whitening Bolt
You can whiten your teeth without buying extra tubes or strips. Plus, you can treat your teeth more often because all these ingredients are most likely already in your kitchen cupboards. Create your homemade toothpaste with 2 parts turmeric, 1 part coconut oil and 1 part baking soda. Then, grab your toothbrush, add an ample amount of the turmeric whitening paste and brush normally for 2 minutes. Rinse well and voila!
Is your scalp flaky and dry, possibly from spending too much time in oceans and pools? Combine turmeric with olive oil and massage into your scalp, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with natural shampoo to combat dandruff. The mixture increases circulation to your scalp while moisturizing and nourishing hair follicles, which combats signs of dryness.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can help keep your sunburn from swelling. Mix turmeric powder with aloe and apply to your burn to speed up the healing process.
If you often have to deal with dandruff flakes, turmeric has got you covered! The magic spice promotes circulation making sure your hair follicles get the nutrients it needs. Before a shower, mix turmeric and olive oil together. Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing your hair with a natural shampoo.
Also, it acts as a natural dye by combining it with lemon, chamomile tea, and green tea, and massaging into your hair, leaving for an hour and rinse and condition. Skip out on the shampoo to ensure the colour stays intact.