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Natural Beauty Hack: Turmeric for Healthy Skin

Turmeric helps us solve our different health problems and yes, even our skin concerns!

Turmeric helps us solve our different health problems and yes, even our skin concerns!

Because I am an advocate for natural beauty, I’d like to share about how I use something as natural as turmeric too for my skincare!

“Real skin has texture, pores, and even the occasional blemish. The goal is healthy skin, not perfect skin.”www.greenandbare.co

As a zennial, I grew up in the era when the only acceptable standard of beauty is having clear skin, a fair complexion, and ‘glass’ skin that doesn’t have any blemishes.

No blemishes, because people used chemically-laden products that are way too much for our skin.

We are so enamored in beautifying our physical appearance without thinking if the products we’re using are doing any damage from within.

As I grew more too, I realize that people have different skin types and complexions—not just the perfect skin I used to see on TV! Even our routines are varied depending on what our skin needed.

[READ: Skin 101 | What You Need to Know about your Skin]

Because of this awakening, I came up with an idea to find a product that is both harmless and healthy, something that I would like to use and not because society influenced me to do it.

This product I’m talking about is produced naturally by Mother Nature, and it is turmeric!

It has been known that it is a superfood. A part of the ginger family, it is usually used within the household as a spice in different dishes or an ingredient in healthy drinks. It’s even used in traditional medicine.

Turmeric helps us solve our different health problems and yes, even our skin concerns!

I personally love turmeric, because of its different benefits on the inside and outside of our body.

Benefits in the human body

Turmeric powder

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According to Kris Gunnars, BSc in his article 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin, turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties.

Specifically, it has anti-inflammatory benefits that help us fight foreign invaders that may do harm to our bodies and repair whatever damage there is.

Likewise, turmeric is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant. We know this, because of its bright yellow color. It neutralizes free radicals because of its chemical structure and in addition, it boosts the activity of our body’s antioxidant enzymes.

How I use turmeric for my beauty routine

As face mask

Turmeric as facial mask

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As I mentioned earlier, turmeric has an antioxidant benefit. Our skin comes into contact with free radicals like dust and smoke whenever we’re out and about!

I use turmeric as a facial mask two times every week to brighten my skin and at the same time, nourish it naturally. It also helps my skin to address dark spots.

Here’s a recipe from www.greatist.com:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  2. Add a few drops of lemon juice if desired.
  3. Mix into a thick paste, and apply to skin.
  4. Rinse with warm water after 10 to 15 minutes.

As lip scrub

Turmeric as lip scrub

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This is a great way to get rid of dead skin and making the pigmentation on the lips even. All you need to do is mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and apply on the lips.

To treat dry skin and even cracked heels

Turmeric for dry skin and cracked heels

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Did you know that you can also use turmeric on dry skin and even cracked heels? Here’s a simple recipe to follow!

Mix some coconut oil with at least 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder, and apply the paste onto dry skin.

Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off. It leaves the skin feeling relieved and soft.


Let us be naturally beautiful with turmeric! Do you currently use turmeric too as part of your regimen? Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences in the comments below!


Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric#TOC_TITLE_HDR_4

https://greatist.com/health/turmeric-for-skin#The-long-and-short-of-it-

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  1. Great article. I add turmeric to a lot of my cooking. Have not used it in my beauty routine though as yet, I have seen what it does to my pans !!!! x

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