Use of turmeric on skin is very effective.Turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma longa) is very commonly found all around the world. Its characteristic golden-yellow color and pepper like aroma makes its easily distinguishable when placed among other spices and herbs.
For hundreds of years, people around the world have linked turmeric to healing properties and cosmetic benefits.
Lets look at what Turmeric has in store for your skin:
Turmeric has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to dull and ageing skin. You may want to prepare a turmeric face mask at home to see these benefits on your skin. To prepare this mask, add small amounts of Greek yogurt, honey, and turmeric in a bowl and make a thick paste out of it. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.
The curcumin found in turmeric can speed up recovery and healing of wounds by reducing inflammation and oxidation. Studies have found that turmeric has positive effects on tissue and collagen too. The journal ’Life Sciences’ recommends applying curcumin as an optimized formula as it works best on wounds.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric may soothe your psoriasis by limiting flares and other symptoms. The National Psoriasis Foundation states that you can use a turmeric supplement add turmeric powder to food. But the dosage should be discussed with a professional before starting a supplement.
You can use a turmeric face mask to help reduce acne and any stubborn acne scars. The anti-inflammatory properties can soothe your pores and calm your skin. Turmeric is also helpful in reducing scarring. Thus its many useful properties together help your face look clearer.
In a research conducted in India, combining Turmeric and Neem proved to be effective in treating scabies. Scabies is a skin condition caused by microscopic mites that leave a rash.
There is not enough evidence to conclude how turmeric can help other skin conditions. However, it is suggested that it can help with eczema, and other skin conditions. A study in Phytotherapy research recommends further research on the effects of turmeric on different skin conditions. Since, turmeric is safe and natural, researchers have been keenly interested in studying its potential for treating skin diseases.