For centuries, cultures around the world have added turmeric to their beauty and skincare systems. Cosmet is traditionally used in both Ayurvedic and Western herbal medicine for its cosmetic benefits, the use of turmeric for skincare helps to bring a healthy, natural glow. What is the secret behind yellow skin restoration and recovery? How can you add yellow to natural beauty? What are some of the risks associated with applying turmeric directly to the skin? In our guide to the benefits of turmeric for skincare, we have answered this common question and more below.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties
Common skin problems such as acne, eczema, and blemishes can be caused by inflammation. The main active ingredient found in turmeric is curcumin, a powerful compound that acts as both an antioxidant and a strong anti-inflammatory. Mild inflammation helps reduce redness, spots, or thinness by leaving a natural tinge behind. Due to its low concentration and absorption level of turmeric, the combination of curcumin with activator-like black pepper greatly improves its effectiveness. That’s why our Turerimix blend includes black pepper and 15 activators to completely cut down on the anti-inflammatory benefits of this natural superfood.
Make your own yellow face mask at home …
Leave the drugstore and create your own DIY yellow face mask at home! Your pantry probably has the right ingredients in your hand. For strong acne-fighting spot treatments, mix one teaspoon turmeric and one teaspoon raw, organic honey. For dull, dry skin, mix one tablespoon of turmeric with one tablespoon of water and a slice of apple cider vinegar. Gently massage this exfoliating mask into the skin, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse and dry. There are many simple combinations you can try depending on the problem you want to solve!
… or eat turmeric in capsule or powder form
If you include turmeric capsules in your daily taste, you are already seeing the benefits of turmeric for skincare! We also like to use turmeric powder to make flavored, nutritious turmeric recipes from conventional Indian vegetables and nutritious smoothies to turmeric cane lattes and naturally-sweetened syrups. No wonder people around the world have been cooking with turmeric for centuries! It’s easy to be creative when adding turmeric to your favorite recipes.
Will yellow make my skin yellow?
Always be careful when applying turmeric to your face or skin. Due to its bright yellow pigment, turmeric can temporarily stain your skin or leave some residue. It is completely normal and can be fixed with a small amount of facial cleanser or soap. Before using the yellow mask on your face, we recommend first examining a small patch on your arm. If you notice any redness or irritation after 24 hours, you may have an allergy.
Turmeric can help treat acne
Remember that anti-inflammatory mega ingredient, curcumin? Thanks to the antioxidant and astringent properties of this powerful compound, turmeric soothes inflammation and reduces swelling, and helps reduce acne scars. Apply a simple paste of turmeric powder and water to the affected area.
Turmeric can help cure psoriasis
If you suffer from psoriasis, you know very well about the red, flaky patches on the skin that may appear outwardly somewhere. Psoriasis can flare up without any warning, really hurting your confidence and self-esteem. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, applying turmeric paste on the affected skin can calm the inflammation and treat psoriasis. Eating turmeric can even prevent inflammation of enzymes that make the skin glow. If you suffer from irritation problems or want to reduce scarring, you may want to cut back on the benefits of turmeric for skincare! Whether you make an easy DIY face mask at home or try one of our delicious yellow recipes, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t include turmeric in your beauty. Before using a yellow-based mask on your face, we recommend first examining a small patch on your arm. If you notice any redness or irritation after 24 hours, you may have an allergy. Turmeric may go a bit further due to its low organic availability! If you are taking Termerix capsules, we recommend starting slowly and following the instructions for use.