Turmeric is an indispensable part of Indian food. It contains more than 300 antioxidants which makes it a natural healer when consumed. Apart from contributing towards food, turmeric has a rich line of beauty benefits. Here are our top 5 picks:
1. Treating Acne
Turmeric is effective in the treatment of acne due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight pimples and breakouts to provide a youthful glow to your skin.You can prepare a face pack by mixing turmeric powder and sandalwood powder and adding lemon juice to the mixture. Apply this mixture to your face for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.
2. Facial Mask for Oily Skin
Turmeric is beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Make a paste by mixing 1 ½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder and a pinch of ground turmeric with 3 tablespoons of orange juice and apply it on your facewash off with cold water after it dries.
3. Soothes Burns
Turmeric can provide quick relief in case of burns, thanks to its antiseptic properties. You can apply a mixture of turmeric and aloe-vera gel on the burn and experience the wound heal in no time.
4. Prevents Hair loss
Curcumin is a component of turmeric that can inhibit the activity of the growth agent beta-one, which causes the death of hair follicles resulting in hair loss. Turmeric mixed with honey and milk can be extremely beneficial as they reduce the negative effects on your hair.
5. Natural exfoliator
Make a paste by mixing gram flour and turmeric with water and apply it on your body. Scrub gently while taking a bath. Doing this regularly can rid you of dead cells to give you a glowing and spotless skin.
For best results we recommend using organic, completely unadulterated turmeric powder by Pitambari as it has curcumin content in the range of 2.5%-3.0% which makes it the number one choice for us.