5 benefits of turmeric for flawless skin

Not only does turmeric take care of the scars and inflammation but also reduce oil secretion by sebaceous glands.

Turmeric is a chief ingredient in Indian culinary tradition, this yellow spice, which is part of the ginger family, is used to make curry.
Not only it is used to add colour and taste to our food but also as a cosmetic. Turmeric has been used as beauty product over the centuries.
It contains numerous antioxidants, giving you an amazing skin and hair.
Here are some properties of turmeric that you can use to cure five common problems and get a flawless skin.
Anti aging
Turmeric provides a great relief to aging skin. Turmeric paste and powder, for many years, have been a part of the beauty regimen.
Apply over the face and body and then wait till it dries off. Then bathe without using any soap or body wash. For the face, you should scrub in circular motion.
Prevents wrinkles
You can use turmeric in combination with other ingredients to manage your wrinkle woes.
Add raw milk and tomato juice to rice powder and turmeric powder. Apply the paste and let it stay until it dries. Lactic acid present in milk will help peel off the dead skin cells.
You can add turmeric powder in buttermilk and sugarcane juice. This will work the best for dark circles and wrinkles.
Turmeric-honey paste can be applied on the face and neck to help exfoliate skin and keep a check on pores.
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Controls dandruff and hair loss
If you have itching scalp, dandruff or hair loss then turmeric is good for you. It has been proved that turmeric helps rejuvenate scalp health and gets rid of itchiness, dandruff as well as hair loss.
Lightens stretch marks
Turmeric can help lighten stretch marks. Stretch marks often become a problem for ladies and a mixture of turmeric, besan, and raw milk/rose water/yogurt will help lighten the marks and even out the skin tone. Apply daily and kept until it dries completely.
Heals cracked heels
Make a mixture of castor/coconut oil and add a bit of turmeric powder. Apply this on your cracked heels and areas where your skin has become excessively dry. Not only does this heal the cracked heels faster, but it also helps to make the heels softer.
Heals burns
In case you accidentally burn your skin you can turn to turmeric for quick relief owing to its antiseptic properties. Prepare a mixture of turmeric and aloe vera gel. Apply it on the burn and notice how it heals the wound in no time

Published: 11.03.2016 Pulse Staff

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