Turmeric Skin Care Benefits: Top Five Indian Beauty Secrets

Turmeric Skincare Benefits: Top Five Indian Beauty Secrets

It has been centuries since the beauty benefits of turmeric were recognized in India. What else could account for the age old ceremony of ‘haldi’ in Indian marriages when turmeric paste is rubbed on the face and arms of the bride? Perhaps one of the most well-known and frequently used items you would come across in any Indian kitchen, turmeric is used amply as a flavoring and coloring ingredient in a variety of Indian dishes. Apart from being an aid to almost every Indian culinary delight, this golden spice has a wide range of application in Ayurvedic skin-care treatments and its claim as a natural beauty product goes unparalleled. With only a little effort, you can manage to incorporate turmeric as a part of your daily skincare regimen and make the most of this ‘Indian Saffron’.

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Top Five Reasons To Use Turmeric For Skin:

1. It is a natural and inexpensive way to care for your skin; it is available widely in the market in powder, paste and dried root forms at cheap rates.
2. It is endowed with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties; that is why, it is a useful component in skincare recipes.
3. It contains a compound known as ‘curcumin’ which forms the yellow pigment; this in turn functions as a coloring agent to impart a brighter skin complexion.
4. When taken internally, turmeric acts as an effective blood purifier which, in turn, helps to improve the condition of your skin.
5. Turmeric is an anti-oxidant that assists in attacking free radicals to give a youthful looking skin, devoid of rashes and other disorders.

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Turmeric Skincare Recipes: Top Five Beauty Problems Solved

1. Turmeric to treat acne: Turmeric face masks are very effective in treating acne. Mix some turmeric with sandalwood powder and apply it on your face. Keep for about ten minutes and wash off. Make a turmeric scrub to cure acne faster. Mix turmeric powder with a few drops of mustard oil and lemon juice. Apply it directly on your acne. Leave on for fifteen minutes and scrub gently. Wash with plain water. Do it three times every week. Drink a glass of warm milk in which you have stirred a spoon of turmeric. This will help to improve your immunity and at the same time, boost your system to get rid of acne.

2. Turmeric to treat pigmentation: Mix turmeric with lemon juice and apply it your face once everyday. Regular application of this paste would help to combat pigmentation efficiently. If you do not have lemon at home, you can substitute it with cucumber juice.

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53 thoughts on “Turmeric Skin Care Benefits: Top Five Indian Beauty Secrets

  1. Good article. I don’t use the ordinary turmeric (Curcuma domestica), but Kasturi turmeric (Curcuma aromatica). I don’t know if it is available everywhere, but in Chennai it is available in most of the shops. I mix it with besan and use it for my bath once or twice a week. I also use it for my 5-year old daughter :cute:

    1. Hi Meera! thax 🙂 Not quite sure about the availability :chewnails …tell me, is the Kasturi turmeric better?

      1. Yes, Somreeta. The kasturi turmeric is better. It doesn’t leave behind an yellow tint as the normal turmeric does and it smells good.

        1. me used in college days na butter milk/milk/ besan and turmeric on my face…….thanks to remind me again :thumbsup:

  2. I use it in my home made face packs with multani mitti, sandalwood powder, neem powder and rose petal powder- really helps my skin! Nice article Somreeta! 🙂

  3. Somreeta you come up with such informative articles and excellent tips. all natural and all inexpensive. thanks a lot. will try the pigmentation one. :teddy:

  4. turmeric mix with fresh malai was the only thing tht worked wen I had severe acne prob :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: …sooo happy to read ur post.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  5. Nice article somreeta…very informative :waytogo: ….I think its calld jungali or ban haldi for those of u in the north

  6. somereeta excellent article as always. 🙂 didnt know that turmeric also helps in preventing stretch marks… I think this would be very useful tip in coming years. :shy:

    1. :puchhi: :puchhi: this kissy is for the swweeet appreciation Rati …….so happy :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: yes! u and in fact we all will need the stretch mark tip in coming yrs at 1 point or the other :haanji: :haanji: :cheers: :drunk:

  7. turmeric and coconut oil to ruce hair growth?? sachiii? wowwww id love to try that but it leaves suchaa yeelow cast i often refrain from using turmeric because of that :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

    excellent article :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  8. very nice article somreeta. i can use the haldi and lemon
    tip for my pigmentation which is pretty bad. thank you.

  9. i am suffering from mild acne but usually my face is full of little whiteheads and acne marks…..i hv a sensitive skin
    u suggested to mix turmeric wid sandalwood powder…..how often should i use dis pack…hv used it once and must say it brings glow to my face 🙂 :preen:

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  17. Hi friends……!!:) I am Sonali.I am suffering from pimples but not more pimples but I want to clearly remove my pimples and dark spots so I always use turmeric powder with besan ,so that I can get good yellow colour in my skin…….So I think use of turmeric is good home remedies for pimples,acens etc….:)

  18. Red Sandal wood + wild turmeric + HONEY
    Mixing and 20 minute on face for dry skin
    is it more whitening face pack, replay

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