The easy access to turmeric powder in our kitchen and stores near us would make one think it is just a random skin care remedy you were lucky to stumble on Pinterest. Can we begin from how long it has been in use and how it made its way back into trending and trusted skin care solution?
FYI, turmeric goes as far back as 4,500 years ago in Indian practices by being infused into food for its medicinal properties.
The potentials of turmeric also runs deeper into healing; it has been used for centuries to treat wounds and infections. Recent studies have revealed the compound found in turmeric to be a powerful antioxidant which helps to reduce the effect of oxidative and inflammatory conditions. It is known to offer low-key anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits when used regularly either in food or as supplements. The immune boosting properties of turmeric when compared to Vitamin C and E is like 50-80% more potent.
The most reactive oxidant known to be responsible for skin damage, hydroxyl radical can also be quenched by the simple use of turmeric. The wonders that this ancient bright yellow root has worked in rejuvenating skin has made it an active ingredient in new age skin care products including creams, soaps, scrubs and facial masks.
Some simple DIY turmeric recipes have made skin care routines easier than one can imagine in recent times. Once you can lay your hands on milk, honey, lime or olive oil with a quantity of turmeric powder, you just got yourself the best skin paste for your face and body. Your worries over acne, redness, blemishes and scars just ended.
Use regularly twice of thrice a week, the result will amaze you!