Written by Vani Venugopal and published on 18 May 2021.
Looking for a natural remedy for your skin problems? Turmeric is the answer. From acne to pigmentation to signs of aging, this ancient spice can treat all your skin ailments
Turmeric is an important part of our daily life. Apart from lending a distinct flavor and a yellow hue to our curries, turmeric also cures a variety of common ailments. From wounds to stomach aches to colds and fever, this readily available spice has been used since time immemorial to treat many health problems.
What if we were to tell you that turmeric is great for your skin too? It has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat many skin-related issues, such as acne, pigmentation and early signs of aging. Apart from this, it also gives you glowing, healthy-looking skin.
Sounds interesting? Let's find out more about the different ways in which turmeric can benefit your skin.
Struggling with acne? Turmeric is the answer! The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of turmeric make it effective in removing pimples and breakouts. When applied to the problem area, turmeric prevents the bacteria from spreading and reduces the redness and swelling.
Mix 1 tsp of turmeric with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and apply directly to pimples as a spot treatment. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash away.
Supplement this routine by using a natural face wash containing turmeric, such as the Medimix Anti Pimple Face Wash. The unique blend of neem, aloe vera and turmeric in this face wash gently cleanses your skin and keeps it pimple-free. This face wash is also enriched with the goodness of lodhra, which helps in reducing skin allergies and improving skin complexion, and manjishtha, which enhances the texture of your skin.
Dark circles and bags under the eyes are enough to make most of us lose sleep. But before you reach out for expensive under-eye creams, give this natural remedy a go. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and skin-lightening properties that help to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Puffiness is another issue that often accompanies dark circles. Turmeric helps to stimulate circulation, thereby reducing puffiness.
Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder to 1 tbsp of curd and mix well. Apply this paste to the problem areas. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash away.
The only things worse than acne are the scars and marks it leaves behind. While there are many products available in the market to treat scars, most of them are laden with toxic chemicals that do more harm than good. Turmeric, on the other hand, is a godsend when it comes to naturally reducing pigmentation. The magic ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which reduces the production of excess melanin and aids in lightening scars.
Make a face pack by mixing 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Apply to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing.
For better results, use the Medimix Turmeric Face Wash, which is made by sourcing the best ingredients from across the world. With the benefits of the finest Indian turmeric and argan oil from Morocco, this face wash tones and nourishes your skin, making it healthy.
Dryness can make your skin rough and prone to infections. Turmeric is very effective in fighting skin dryness. It aids in removing dead skin cells and deeply moisturizes your skin, leaving it soft and supple.
Mix 1 tsp turmeric and 1 tbsp milk. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. This face pack will help replenish the moisture in your skin and make it soft and radiant.
UV rays are your skin's worst enemies. Apart from sunburns, they also cause hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles — the most common signs of early aging. Turmeric can protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun, thereby preventing skin damage. Its strong antioxidant components such as curcumin protect your skin from free radicals and keep its elasticity intact. Turmeric is also known to block elastase, an enzyme that depletes your skin's ability to produce elastin and causes wrinkles.
Make a paste using 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp honey and 1 tbsp milk. Apply this to your face and leave for 10 minutes. Use this regularly for faster results.
Give these natural turmeric remedies a try and watch your acne, marks and wrinkles disappear in no time!