Turmeric is a very popular spice in Indian and Asian cuisine and you certainly have a vial of this orange-yellow powder in your cupboard. For centuries, this natural remedy has been used in medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties and its digestive benefits.
Turmeric is making a strong comeback in cosmetics. Do you know its benefits on the skin and the hair?
Why use turmeric on the skin
It gives radiance to the skin
Turmeric contains curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant. By its action, it brings good skin health by reviving dull skin and brightening the complexion. Thanks to deep hydration, dry skin is relieved.
It reduces dark circles
The action of curcumin is magic! It acts on the elasticity of the skin and brightens it. Turmeric activates the micro-circulation of the blood. It is therefore the ideal spice to reduce dark circles and bags under the eyes.
It fights acne
With its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing, and antioxidant properties, curcumin acts before the appearance of the first pimples. Turmeric cleanse prevents the growth and growth of bacteria that cause inflammation that leads to acne pimples and redness.
It is effective for wound healing
Blemishes and scars from skin problems will be improved with the antioxidant properties of turmeric. The complexion is evened out in a natural way. Turmeric also acts on stretch marks.
It fights psoriasis and eczema
Psoriasis and eczema cause redness and itching. From the application of turmeric in combination with honey, you will find a feeling of freshness and well-being.
It protects against sun damage and slows down aging
Curcumin fights against free radicals, responsible for aging skin cells. Too much exposure to the sun, stress, or pollution can speed up the process and create spots on the skin. Fine lines and spots will be reduced with turmeric.
the beauty care and mask recipes to prepare with turmeric
Above all, turmeric stains! To protect your clothes when applying your mask!
An exfoliating and moisturizing mask
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- A little coconut milk
The recipe: Combine turmeric and honey in a bowl. Add the coconut milk until a smooth paste is obtained. Apply the mask to cleansed skin. After a 20 minute break, rinse off with clean water. Treatment to be performed ideally once a week.
A mask against dark spots
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
The recipe: Mix the 3 ingredients and apply to the spots for 15 minutes. Rinse off with clean water. Treatment to be performed ideally once a week.
An acne mask
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of yogurt
- ½ teaspoon of lemon
The recipe: Mix the ingredients to obtain a cream. Apply to face and neck for 30 minutes. Rinse off with clean water.
- In people who suffer from obstruction of the bile ducts (stones).
- Not recommended in cases of stomach or duodenal ulcer (high dose).
- Consult a doctor in case of liver disease.
- Side effects: dry mouth, gas, heartburn (at high doses).
- Interactions with certain drugs: anticoagulants, antidiabetic treatments or antacid treatments.
- Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding and in children, excluding food.