Turmeric is an Indian spice which is more than a food ingredient.
The biggest draw for this spice is how Turmeric helps fight inflammation from the inside, leading to its natural health benefits. Inflammation, or chronic inflammation, often causes skin issues (psoriasis, eczema), body pain, weight gain, compromised immune system and fatigue / insomnia.
Turmeric, being an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, can help curb and remedy illnesses caused by inflammation.
In fact, as we believe prevention is better than cure – adding Turmeric to your diet and skin care routine on-going should hopefully help you obtain the benefits of this magical spice whether you really need it or not.
Turmeric Skin Benefits
While you can add Turmeric to your diet and consume in foods and drinks, your skin can obtain the benefits of this spice externally through a home-made mask
The benefits of applying Turmeric externally include:
- Antioxidants slow down cell damage (which may help improve symptoms of ageing)
- Helps with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema
- Can be used as a skin exfoliant, get rid of dead, dry skin while preventing skin from drying out in the future
Make it at home DIY Turmeric Skin Mask Recipe
- Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother)*
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of Organic Honey
- 1 tablespoon of Oat Milk (oats help treat acne and inflammation)
*Pre: If your skin can take it, take a cotton ball or soft tissue, apply a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar and gently rub over your skin to clean and disinfect any sores or inflammation. Be careful with this one as it may not be suitable for all skin types or underlying conditions.
Mix the turmeric with oat milk and honey in a small plate and stir. Adjust the milk as necessary to create a thick or think paste as desired.
Apply the mask all over your face / skin covering the areas which are inflamed or the areas you wish to focus on tightening / glowing. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with cool water (helps keep the pores tight and prevents flare ups).
While turmeric can stain, using a small amount (teaspoon, or half if you’re more comfortable) and washing off within 20 minutes should mitigate any chance of staining.
Go ahead, give it a try and let us know how you get on.