Turmeric is spice that’s native to Southeast Asia. This spice, with fascinating golden and orange hues, is dried and ground and the ‘magic’ powder is used for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
Turmeric is not only one of the most valuable ingredients for skin care, but also a powerful antibacterial deodorant. Not only that; turmeric oil is an excellent natural moisturizer with antiseptic qualities, it purifies the blood, ‘cleanses’ the liver and promotes a bright complexion.
Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are able to slow down aging by promoting the reduction of small wrinkles and sagging skin.
Beauty Benefits Of Turmeric
Here are all the cosmetic uses of Turmeric for the well-being of your skin
1. Antioxidant face mask
Turmeric boasts of numerous properties for the skin and is an excellent natural remedy to counteract wrinkles and loss of skin tone. It also soothes inflammations and irritations because this spice is able to calm itching and redness.
Prepare this simple mask that you can use twice a week to clean the epidermis in depth, soften it and improve its appearance and complexion. You can also use it as a bandage on irritations or dermatitis.
To make this mask, you will need a spoonful of liquid honey and a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix the ingredients together and apply on the portion of skin to be treated. Leave the mixture on for about fifteen minutes before rinsing with warm water.
2. To fight pimples
To reduce pimples, mix a spoonful of organic honey with a spoonful of turmeric powder until you have a creamy mixture. Then, add a spoonful of whole milk or yogurt and mix everything together. Apply the mixture on a clean face and leave for 30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water, massaging gently with circular movements.
3. Lighting body oil
To brighten the skin of the body, you can mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder with sweet almond, coconut or Argan oil and use the preparation to massage it on the skin (after leaving it to rest for 48 hours).
This massage oil, in addition to improving the complexion of the skin, will soften the epidermis and, if used constantly, will also help counteract the loss of tone and elasticity. If the oil solidifies, heating it slightly in a water bath will return it to the liquid state.
4. Help for chapped feet
Mix together a couple of tablespoons of turmeric powder and a dollop of shea butter to massage on the heels and between the toes for soft and velvety feet.
5. Natural anti-wrinkle cream
Mix the turmeric with milk cream (just enough to turn it into a fluid and homogeneous compound) and apply it on the eye area. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. This remedy helps to reduce dark circles and expression lines. In addition, this miraculous spice will give brightness to your skin.
6. Get rid of unwanted hair
Take 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder and half a glass of warm almond oil. Mix well and leave to infuse for five days in the dark in a dark glass bottle. Transfer the oil taking care to filter it well leaving the turmeric on the bottom, and use it for a calming and soothing effect on the skin of the body.
In addition to keeping the skin smooth, it also delays hair regrowth. In addition, if necessary, it turns into an excellent ‘lotion’ with a perfect elasticizing effect in the evening after the sun.
7. Cure an irritated and dandruff scalp
Due to its anti-inflammatory power, turmeric is also able to cure an irritated and dandruff scalp. Usually very few applications are enough to notice positive results. Don’t keep it on your hair too long if you want to prevent it from taking on blonde highlights. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with tea tree oil and gently massage it on the scalp.
What is the composition of turmeric?
The main components of turmeric are:
- Curcuminoids which give the yellow color and are the main active ingredients of the main spice: Curcumin, Desmethoxycurcumin, Bidesmethoxycurcumin And Dihydrocurcumin.
- Sesquiterpenes: Alpha and Gamma Alantones, Bisabolene, Bisacumol, Bisacurone (with anti-inflammatory properties), Caryophyllene (another anti-inflammatory), Curcumene, Curcumenone (with antioxidant properties)
- Steroids: Cholesterol, Campesterol (with anti-inflammatory properties), Stigmasterol
- Monoterpenes: Cineole, Camphene, Terpinene
- Phenylpropanoids: Caffeic Acid, P-Cumaric Acid, 4-Hydroxy Cinnamoylmethane.
- Lignans: Iso-Procurcuménol, 4-Hydroxy-Cinnamoyl- (Feruloxyl) Methane
- Benzenoids: Curcumin and Derivatives, Guaiacol
- Carbohydrates: Ukonane A.
- Essential Oils: Turmerone (with antidepressant properties), Dehydroturmerone, Gingiberene (with antiulcer properties), Atlantone, Curcumenol, Borneol, Camphor, Terpinene.
Turmeric has assumed an almost mythical status in some cultures for its use in an extraordinarily broad range of ailments. With its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anticancer properties, it’s hardly possible for anyone to be anti-turmeric.
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