Turmeric is the most widely used spice in India. It is more commonly called haldi. It has been used in Indian food and cuisines for centuries and it has now become a part of Indian culture. Turmeric is a dark yellow powder, it is earthly with a mustardy smell. Turmeric is not only great for food but it has various health benefits as well. It acts as a good anti-septic as well as anti-inflammatory agent. It helps in preventing cancer growth, decreases tumor size, diabetes, arthritis etc. Apart from health benefits turmeric is very beneficial and utilized in beauty products. It is a blessing for your skin, it helps exfoliate your skin, prevents signs of aging, prevents tanning etc. Here are some benefits of turmeric for your skin:
- Treatment of Acne: Turmeric is very good for the treatment of acne due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to this it also prevents secretion of oil from sebaceous glands. Also it helps in removing scars and blemishes. Make a paste of turmeric with lemon juice and gram flour and apply the paste on your face till dry and then wash it off with cold water. Repeat this twice a week for a few weeks and I am sure the acne and scars will lighten away.
- Preventing Wrinkles: Turmeric helps remove wrinkles. It is a great exfoliating agent. Make a paste using raw milk, turmeric, tomato juice and rice powder. Apply this paste evenly on your face and neck and let it dry. Then wash it off with water. This helps in removing dead skin from your face which will help reduce wrinkle and also lighten your skin color. Turmeric mixed with honey and this paste can be applied to your face and left for about 20 minutes and washed with luke warm water. This will help in tightening your skin as well as close open pores.
- Helps in reducing tanning: Turmeric is an excellent antiseptic it also lightens your skin that helps minimize scars and other marks. Plus, turmeric can ease allergic and infectious skin disorders that make your skin dull, dry and lifeless. Make a paste of 1 tablespoon turmeric with 3 table spoons of gram flour in 1 spoon curd. Apply the paste evenly on your skin and leave until dry. Wash off massaging gently. Use the remedy once or twice a week for tan removal. You can also apply a paste of turmeric with cucumber on your face and leave it to dry for about 20min-30min. Wash with normal water. Repeat this once or twice a week.
- For removing blackheads: Turmeric has good antiseptic agent. Make paste of turmeric with two tablespoon milk. Apply it on blackheads and leave for a few minutes until dry , then wash it with water.