The Golden Spice: Beauty Benefits of Turmeric
I just wanted to share one of my favorite spices which also happens to be a common cosmetic ingredient as well, Turmeric. There are several benefits that this yellow powder offers for both beauty and health. Keep reading to learn more 😊
What exactly is Turmeric? Turmeric is a plant native to India and Southeast Asia; the plant stems or roots are ground into a powder. Known as the Golden Spice or Indian Saffron due to its deep orange and yellow color. Uses of Turmeric can be dated back 4000 years, commonly as a culinary spice to flavor and/or color foods, holistic healing, and in cosmetics. In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has been used to help treat a variety of ailments including inflammation, arthritis, gallstones and even skin cancer!
Benefits of Turmeric in Beauty
Hyperpigmentation: the curcumin in Turmeric reduces the excess production of melanin which will combat dark spots, lighten scars, and even skin tone.
Anti-Aging: Turmeric has been known to slow the aging process by diminishing wrinkles, boosting collagen production, and protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
Skin Conditions: the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in Turmeric can help combat psoriasis and eczema.
Reduces Dark Circles: dark circles are mainly hereditary but are commonly caused by lack of sleep or over-exposure to the sun.Turmeric being anti-inflammatory agent helps reduce puffiness under eyes and can help lighten skin.
Here are 3 of our favorite Turmeric beauty products:
1. Ancient Cosmetics Perfectly Even Skin $11.99
3. Touch Body Works Turmeric Face Mask $14.00
Turmeric offers some amazing beauty and health benefits that span globally. What are some ways you've incorporated the Golden Spice into your beauty or health regimen?
- Kristina (with a K)