Turmeric is considered as traditional medicine since earlier days. It is the root of Curcuma longa that belongs to ginger family and is dried and powdered prior to use. This is mainly a culinary spice and has a flavored color. In early days turmeric was primarily used as a drug against inflammations and is now used as a basic ingredient in the cosmetics like skin creams and soaps. Turmeric helps in healing the wounds and even some skin diseases as it is considered as an antibiotic. It is also used in treatment of diabetes and allergies. It is the key ingredient in most of the beauty products because of the benefits it offers to the skin.
Used to cure acne
The medicinal properties of turmeric act against bacteria and thus it helps in curing acne with its antiseptic nature. It also efficiently cures pimples and helps in removing black heads and black spots that are caused due to pimples. It can be called as a teen’s friend as it is very efficient in curing the skin problems that are related to teens. A face pack with turmeric by mixing it with other necessary ingredients such as sandalwood powder and milk cream help in increasing the glow of the skin.
Treatment of oily skin
Oily skin always looks dull and dummy and has no glow at all and turmeric is the right cure to treat oily skins. Turmeric and orange juice mixed with warm water can cure the skin from oiliness if applied on a regular basis.
Treatment of dry skin
Dry skin is very difficult to maintain as it always loses the moisture. Sometimes there may be also cuts appearing on parched skin that can be healed with a mixture of turmeric, lemon juice and rose water. This pack should be applied at least twice a week to have good results.
Avoids early aging of skin
Turmeric acts efficiently in reducing the wrinkles and fine lines and can be used as a natural pack for the face as it helps in reducing wrinkles and avoids aging of skin.
Burns and reducing pigmentation
Turmeric is very helpful in reducing the stretch marks and soothes the patients with burns and even helps in healing the burns. It can reduce the skin tan which is caused due to UV radiation. The condition can be healed by mixing turmeric with cucumber or lemon juice and applied on tanned area on a daily basis.
Turmeric is efficient in treating hair fall and dandruff as it can inhibit the TGF beta one agents with its active ingredient curcumin and reduces hair loss and removes the dandruff by limiting the shedding of dead cells. It also acts a natural hair dye.
Turmeric is efficient in the prevention of leukemia in childhood and acts as a detoxificant in liver cirrhosis and even helps in weight management.
A face pack that is creating by mixing turmeric with rice powder, tomato juice and raw milk can reduce the wrinkles on the skin if applied regularly. It also helps in brightening the skin and eliminating the dark circles.
Facial hair removal
Chick pea and turmeric mix helps a lot in removing unwanted hair on the face when applied regularly for at least a month.
Reduces skin tanning
To reduce the pigmentation and tanning of the skin that is caused by spending too much time under the sun, a mixture of turmeric powder, cucumber juice and lemon juice has to be applied regularly on the affected area. Keep this pack for at least 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Follow the procedure regularly if you want the desired results.
Apart from these, turmeric has a lot of health benefits and also acts as an effective night cream while also helping in healing the wounds and repairing cracked heels.