8 Beauty Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the most common spices used in South Asian curries. This bright yellow powder is probably one of the most indispensable items in a lot of kitchens and households, and is considered to have great health benefits as well. However, you’ll be surprised to know that turmeric, popularly known as ‘Haldi’ in India, also has a lot of beauty benefits. Women can now enjoy enhancement in their beauty by using turmeric in their daily skin and hair care procedures. Listed here are some ways in which turmeric can benefit you.
1. It delays ageing
Turmeric is known to have properties that help in delaying the signs of ageing. Mix equal quantities of turmeric and gram flour with water to form a paste. Apply it generously on your face, neck and arms. When it dries, scrub it off gently in a circular motion, and then clean the rest with lukewarm water. Do this regularly to avoid formation of wrinkles and to get younger looking skin.
2. It reduces acne
Due to the presence of antibacterial and antiseptic properties in turmeric, it helps to fight against acne. It also controls the oil secretion in the skin (which is great for those with an excessively oily skin) and fades out acne scars over time. For a great homemade treatment, simply mix a little turmeric with sandalwood powder and a little amount of lemon juice. Apply the mask and let it dry, followed by washing it off with cold water.
3. It improves skin tone
Turmeric evens out the skin tone of a person and gives a radiant, glowing effect. This is the reason why turmeric is applied to brides-to-be in a ceremony (in South Asian weddings) before their wedding day, so that they can look gorgeous and beautiful. Include turmeric in your face masks to see improvement in your complexion.
4. It reduces tanning
Mix turmeric with cucumber juice, and apply it liberally on the affected area, massaging simultaneously. Let it stay there for about half an hour before washing it off. Doing this regularly will cool down your skin, and will also reduce tanning.