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The Beauty Benefits Of Turmeric

Some of the best beauty secrets can be found in nature and one such wonder can be found in turmeric. Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Indian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.

Turmeric contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics. Turmeric has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.

Does turmeric help get rid of dark spots?

Turmeric contains curcumin, which can be effective in reducing the appearance of sun spots, pigmented scarring and dark spots. This sunset-yellow spice, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that can help to:

  • heal wounds

  • prevent breakouts (and lessen active ones)

  • fight eczema and psoriasis

  • reduce acne scarring

  • brighten dark circles

  • bring out your natural glow

Though it may be a relatively new skin treatment in the Western world, turmeric has been used in India for centuries for health treatment and a number of skin and body issues.

Turmeric to fade acne scarring

Turmeric can help fade the acne scars of your hormonal youth Or if you are an adult still struggling with acne? Not only will the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help, but so will its antibacterial properties. Acne is commonly caused by the bacteria and is typically treated with antibiotics, which are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance.

But a 2013 study suggests curcumin combined with lauric acid is an effective way to combat acne-causing bacteria.

You can use turmeric powder in combination with many skin-healthy DIY face mask ingredients, such as honey, Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, or aloe.

You can also purchase turmeric essential oil. Essential oils are very concentrated and must be diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.

Turmeric to combat sun damage and signs of aging UV rays are your skin’s worst enemy — they cause sunburns, skin cancer, fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, and wrinkles. But turmeric may help you turn back the clock, in a manner of speaking. Antioxidants prevent free radicals like pollution and UV rays from affecting your skin’s elasticity — the quality that keeps your skin feeling soft and supple.

Most importantly, turmeric blocks the enzyme elastase, which attacks your skin’s ability to produce elastin — a substance which gives your skin structure. If elastase is left unchecked, your body can’t produce the proteins it needs to keep your skin flexible, leading to wrinkles.

Turmeric to treat other skin conditions

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and free-radical-fighting properties have made it a topic of study for countless skin issues, turmeric may also be beneficial in treating:

  • stretch marks

  • dry skin

  • skin cancer

  • scleroderma

That is why our Adesewa Naturalz Turmeric, Honey & Shea face and body cleansing bar is one of our best sellers.

As far as side effects go, the most obvious consequence of topical turmeric is skin staining, staining mostly happens with face mask but does not leave any staining with soap. There’s a reason turmeric shows up in recipes for bright yellow curries and other vibrant dishes. However don’t leave it on your skin too long (mask). But luckily, even if you do, it isn’t permanent and a good exfoliate along with your toner should remove the excess stain.

Make sure you’re not allergic to turmeric before using it topically. Patch test any turmeric-based skin treatment by applying a small portion to your inner arm or wrist. If you experience any itching, burning, or other irritation, cleanse the area immediately and stop using the treatment.

The long and short of it

If you’re looking for a natural skin treatment that you can find on the shelves at your local grocer, look no further.

Turmeric has positive research backing its ability to reduce inflammation and speed healing and lightening dark spots, which is beneficial for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Use it in powder form or as an essential oil.

Our Tumeric & Lime Glowing and Brightening Face Mask will be the new addition to the Adesewa Naturalz Skincare line, that will be available in our online store soon!.



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