Turmeric: a godsend for skincare | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 30, 2019

Turmeric: a godsend for skincare

An age old remedy for not one but a plethora of problems, Turmeric is a godsend to help us deal with all our skin problems and more. Although it comes in a lot of fancy packaging nowadays in foreign brands, nothing beats the local raw stuff. Curcumin is the real hero here, the bioactive compound present in turmeric which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, allowing turmeric to be the exceptional product it is.

Natural Skin Brightener

It is one of best natural skin brighteners out there. The antioxidants help add luster to the skin and makes it glow. The most effective way to achieve this is to mix in some turmeric with Greek yogurt and honey and use as a wash off face mask. The post mask glow from within is strong and noticeable, and regular use can create a huge difference.

Acne trouble

One of the most disturbing skin conditions out there is the acne, and worse are the scars they leave behind once they are gone. Turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory properties, work on the pores in the skin, helping to calm it down. This eventually reduces the acne. And with long term use, one will notice that once the stubborn acne is gone, the turmeric also works to fade the scars, leaving nothing but a smooth canvas for your skin.

Clearer under Eye

The lightening and brightening property of the turmeric makes it perfect to be used under the eye, where we often notice dullness. Applying a thin layer helps stimulate circulation in this area eventually reducing the puffiness and the darkness.

Bye-Bye Stretch marks

A mixture of turmeric, extra virgin olive oil and a wedge of lemon makes the perfect paste to rub onto your stretch marks. Doing this twice a day will provide visible results, and you will see the scars fading in no time.

Lesser known fact: Heals Wounds

Lesser known use of the turmeric is as a healer. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are not only for brightening the skin, but can also help to reduce and heal wounds more quickly than it naturally would. The curcumin has a positive effect on the skin tissue and collagen which aids in reviving your skin back to its original form.

 

By Anisha Hassan

Photo: Collected

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