Turmeric, otherwise known as the golden spice, originates from the East. It's good for more than spicing up curries though: This spice has long been used in India to beautify the skin. Ancient China also valued turmeric for its medicinal uses, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties. Here are five reasons this golden spice is your skins new best friend.
Turmeric is acne's worst nightmare: It can be used to treat and prevent acne. That's because it's got antiseptic properties that work to fight off acne causing bacteria and germs. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric heal acne inflammation, which help reduce acne's appearance. Try using some of our Blemish Balm to make those pesky pimples fade away. Just dab a little of the balm to problem areas after washing your face at night for clearer skin in the morning!
Fades Scars and Blemishes
Thanks to the curcumin found in turmeric, this golden spice fades blemishes by speeding up the healing process of wounds. It's perfect for popped pimple pounds or scars on the face. Turmeric also has a lot of Vitamin C, which boosts collagen deposition and encourages the speedy healing. Try applying some of our Heal All Balm to any problem areas: It has turmeric, and a bunch of other healing ingredients, in it. It's especially good for those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis conditions.
Got wrinkles? That's okay: Turmeric will be your new best friend. It's got anti-aging agents such as curcumin, which protect the deeper layers of the skin from premature aging. Curcumin also is great at guarding the skin from age-related pigmentation. Not to mention it also prevents oxidative damage to lipids and steers away free radicals from skin cells. So if you want to prevent premature wrinkles, or lessen the ones you already have, give our Turmeric Balm a try. It's also great for removing skin tags, warts, or strange growths on the skin.
Turmeric powder has a mild abrasive texture, which acts a great skin exfoliator. It's important to exfoliate the skin to encourage skin cell regeneration. You can combine some turmeric with olive oil to scrounge off excess dead cells, grime, or dirt from your skin. Or, you can try our Turmeric Honey Scrub, which will give you super smooth and soft skin. You can use it as an all-over body scrub before or during bathing. Just make sure to wait 5 to 10 minutes before washing it off.
Turmeric is amazing at brightening your complexion and rejuvenating dull looking skin. Can you guess why? Hint: Curcumin! Isn't it a miracle worker? This powerful antioxidant is responsible for a lot of turmeric's beauty benefits, including creating a glowing complexion. For the ultimate skin brightening experience, try our Chamomile Clay + Turmeric Mask. Mix it with some honey or water and let it sit on your skin for at least 10 minutes before washing it off.
Written by our love being guest contributor Ariana Palmieri
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with eco-friendly products, makeup, and the environment. The site features beauty product reviews, natural DIYs, healthy recipes, and more.