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Turmeric is the secret to having soft supple skin. Tumeric is the solution to skin issues.

Turmeric is a bright yellow-orange spice that looks like ginger or better still related to ginger. It can be gotten as a ground spice or in supplement. It is also available as beauty and dermatology products.

For many decades, people have linked turmeric to healing properties and cosmetic benefits.

Turmeric is beneficial to our health because it contains curcumin, a bioactive component. Curcumin has been proven to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Turmeric has many benefits on our health and skin but in this article, we will focus on the benefits of turmeric to the skin and the possible ways it can easily be accessed.

Various ways turmeric benefit our skin.

Turmeric contains various properties that enhances glow.

Turmeric has been proven to contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components which can help to provide luster and glow to the skin. Turmeric can help to revive the skin thereby causing it to glow.

You may want to try a turmeric face mask at home to see if the spice has any positive effects on your skin. You can mix small amounts of Greek yogurt, honey, and turmeric together and apply to your face. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes and then wash off with water.

Turmeric can help clear acne scarring.

It has been observed overtime that turmeric is very effective in treating acne scarring. It helps to clear acne breakouts. It's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to clean skin pores and keep skin calm. It is also believed to be a good treatment for scabies

.Turmeric helps to heal wonds faster

Remember we said curcumin a bioactive component is found in turmeric. This curcumin can help wounds heal faster by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It also lowers the response of your body to cutaneous wounds. Thus, it helps wounds to heal more faster.(caution: do not apply directly on wounds)

Turmeric can also help with a range of other dermatogical issues

Although, much studies has not been carried out to show how turmeric can help other skin conditions. However, it’s suggested that it can help with eczemaalopeciaplanus lichen, and other skin issues.

How then do I apply turmeric on my skin for maximum result?

Let us use the face as a case study

Mix half teaspoon of turmeric powder with one tablespoon of honey (an estimate though. There is no real recipe) and mix evenly.

Apply the mixture on your face (make sure your face is clean and dry before applying it)

Leave it for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with milk or warm water.

Note: Please, do not leave overnight. It can leave lasting stains especially in fair skinned people.(the stains are normal when using turmeric but you have to wash off early to avoid lasting stains)

Here is another recipe

Combine half teaspoon of turmeric, one tablespoon of ground oats, two tablespoons of organic plain yogurt and one tablespoon of raw honey in a thick paste.

Apply the mixture to your face. The coarse texture will help to exfoliate dirt and oils from your face.

Add half teaspoon of aloe vera gel to calm redness.

Add one tablespoon of almond oil or squalane to ease skin irritation and to get rid of the stains turmeric leaves behind.

Add one tablespoon of rosewater for hydration and to suite inflammation.

Rinse off after about 20minutes.

However, there are some risks involved in using turmeric on your skin so read the following and take caution.

Please, when using turmeric be careful with the dosage you take and how it might react with other medications you are takinn.

When you want to start using turmeric, take a little first to see if there is any reaction before you proceed to use it continously. Do not take too much at a time. If you are taking other medications, please discuss the use of turmeric with your doctor.

When applied to the skin, turmeric can temporarily stain the skin or leave a yellow residue. This is normal. But if you’re allergic, direct skin contact can cause irritation, redness, and swelling.

Test turmeric on your forearm, applying a dime-sized amount and waiting 24 to 48 hours to see if you react before using on your face. Do not use turmeric on your skin if you’re allergic to the spice in food.

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