Why do we love turmeric for the skin? The powder from this root can be used to treat and aid in the healing process of multiple skin ailments. In recent years we have heard of new trends in adding turmeric to your diet: like a turmeric latte or “golden milk.” There are also benefits for the outside of your body!
Turmeric powder contains anti-oxidant properties and is anti-inflammatory, which can add to that glow many of us are looking for with our skin. According to Healthline, “These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.” This is why we love turmeric for face masks! Soulita’s “Turmeric & Vitamin CDry Mask” can be used to bring out that revived, glowing appearance in your skin. It can be mixed with numerous different activators like olive oil or honey, depending on your individual skin ailments. Turmeric has benefits whether you are fighting dry, oily, or uneven skin.
Turmeric revives skin because it is a natural healer. It is often used to reduce acne. It also can reduce scarring on the skin, caused by acne or other skin ailments like psoriasis. “The curcumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation,” and its healing properties can slow down your body’s reaction to wounds, making it a natural healer. Curcumin is a bioactive component found in turmeric, and the main reason turmeric has so many health benefits for the skin. This is where the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are found.
“Studies have found that turmeric can positively affect tissue and collagen…” which means it’s great for the whole body. Add turmeric to a custom soap bar from Soulita to reap the collagen-boosting benefits on your body, or tackle uneven skin tone in any area. One thing to look out for when using turmeric on your skin is possible staining from the color of the root powder. Also, remember to always test a small patch of any DIY or homemade turmeric product on a small patch of skin to test for any allergies.
Turmeric is an excellent, natural source of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties that can be used on your skin to reveal beautiful, glowing, even skin!