Healthy, glowing, blemish-free skin is everyone’s goal. To get to this point, you’ve probably tried everything, from a range of chemical products prescribed by your dermatologist, to ancient organic remedies passed down in the family. Perfect skin is not gender-bound, and natural ingredients like turmeric have scientifically proven benefits to help you achieve this.
A specific heirloom variety of turmeric has been scientifically proven to benefit and nourish the skin in many ways.
Here are 6 reasons why turmeric needs to become a part of your skincare regimen:
1. It’s a Cure for Acne.
Most people have to deal with pimples on their face at some point in their lives. Some experience them in the form of cystic or hormonal acne, while others have to deal with blemishes surfacing due to poor weather conditions. Turmeric has antiseptic properties that kill any bacteria or dirt that accumulates in your pores. Its soothing properties also help lighten acne scars. Acne is generally caused by excessive oil generated by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Turmeric helps reduce the amount of oil produced by the skin to prevent any new acne breakouts.
2. It Soothes the Skin.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, and it may often be used on combination skin or skin irritated by pollutants in the air. Apart from topical inflammation, it can also be used to tackle internal problems like heartburn and irritated bowels. Internal inflammation can also cause breakouts and blemishes on your skin, so you can tackle both issues with a single spice.
3. It Slows Down Signs of Aging.
As we age, our skin is exposed to the sun and other pollutants, and eventually, this surfaces in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, discolored spots, etc. Using skin care products that contain turmeric can visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and cause dark spots to fade. It also helps maintain your skin’s elasticity keeping it smooth and youthful. Turmeric contains curcumin which is known to boost collagen production, the protein that encourages even blood flow, and plays a vital role in helping your skin regenerate and stay smooth and elastic.
4. It Eliminates Dark Circles.
It’s not just lack of sleep that leaves people with dark circles. Medical conditions, dietary habits, and a range of other factors can cause your dark circles to become larger and more prominent. In addition, many facial creams and cleansers are considered to be too strong for the under-eye area so this part of your face requires extra special attention.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help lighten the skin in this region. Apart from that, it also stimulates even blood circulation reducing signs of tiredness and any bloating around the eyes.
5. It Has Hydrating Properties
Turmeric replenishes and hydrates your skin and is ideal for people suffering from dry, flaky skin. It sloughs off dead skin cells and speeds up the skin’s revival process leaving soft, glowing skin behind.
The research is still ongoing, but studies suggest that the curcumin in turmeric can be used as a preventative measure against skin cancer and may also be used to slow down the spread and make treatment more effective. Its hydrating properties strengthen healthy skin cells and keep them protected if cancerous cells are being dealt with through radiation therapy.
At True Village Naturals, we mix heirloom turmeric powder with other powerful herbal ingredients for custom face masks & facial mist sprays that will hydrate and revitalize your skin, remove dead skin cells, and deal with inflammation and blemishes.