The Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice native to India. It is commonly used in foods like curry and mustard but Turmeric is also known for its therapeutic properties.

Turmeric is known to help issues like:

  • Cancer– curcumin which is found in this precious spice is said to block the growth of cancerous tumors.
  • Toxins- Ingesting Turmeric helps to cleanse the liver, ridding the body of toxins. This can prevent hepatitis and jaundice.
  • Inflammation– Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s and arthritis.

Turmeric is effective whether ingested or applied topically. When caring for skin, applying Turmeric topically is more effective.

Acne

Turmeric has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which can help kill acne causing bacteria. The anti-inflammatory characteristics will help soothe itchy, irritated skin.

Hyperpigmentation

Whether you have acne scars, age spots, or uneven skin tone Turmeric can help. Turmeric help to inhibit the body’s melanin production, causing skin to lighten.

Ageing

Turmeric is an amazing antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect the skin from free radicals that suck the life out of skin cells causing them to die. Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases can all come from free radical damage. Free radicals are found in the environment so they are hard to avoid. Once skin is attacked by a free radical it multiples throughout skin. If skin is over exposed to free radicals it could eventually effect DNA.

Skin Conditions

The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric help many skin concerns including:

  • burns
  • poison ivy
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • cracked skin

The benefits of Tumeric are endless which is why it should be added to your skin routine. Mix it in your cleanser, moisturizer, or add it to a toner and begin to reap the many benefits!