The turmeric filled with antioxidants is considered a superfood in the world of health and is also a wonderful ingredient for your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce redness, reduce the appearance of scars, lighten the skin and even combat acne.
“Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients for the beauty of the inside out, as it has the potential to eliminate many external concerns when ingested and used in skin care,” said by Dr. Nadia Musavvir, a naturopath based in LA and Chicago. “It has been shown that its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lighten the skin, lightening dark spots and improving overall skin tone.”
Even better, you can easily conjure up a turmeric mask in your kitchen. This recipe also includes soothing oats, skin balancing yogurt and moisturizing honey for a complete fresh start of the complexion.
Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Apply the mixture evenly on the clean face and let it work for 15 minutes. Rinse face thoroughly.
Anyone who has cooked with turmeric knows that the natural yellow color of the ingredient can cause skin blemishes. Non-organic turmeric may contain dyes to keep it yellow. Be sure to use an organic variety to reduce the risk of discoloration.