Let’s get back to our roots; quite literally, we are talking about turmeric root. Are you familiar with Ayurvedic medicine? Western culture has recently picked up on skincare trends that Eastern culture has been successfully using for centuries. When you hear Turmeric, do you immediately think of a spice used for cooking? Maybe you’ve had it in curry. The truth is there is a multitude of uses and benefits for Turmeric. Turmeric almost seems as if it is a healing power ingredient; eastern culture seems to think so. Turmeric can be used to heal body ailments, as well as skin ailments; let’s see exactly how this powerful ingredient can benefit you.
Turmeric has been known to benefit the following:
- Joint Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Kidney Issues
- Upset Stomach / Colds
How does Turmeric benefit the skin?
Turmeric grows primarily in India, Asia, and Central America. Turmeric’s active ingredient is called curcumin which is used as an inflammation blocker. Turmeric is generally found in the root of the Turmeric plant. Curcumin in Turmeric has many benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidant properties. Curcumin is what makes Turmeric such a healing force when it comes to skincare. Turmeric is used in skincare to heal the following skin issues. As with most ingredients, it is possible to experience some side effects. Turmeric is generally pretty safe when it comes to skincare; the only downside can sometimes be staining of the skin from the yellow/orange hue of Turmeric. If this occurs, it is best to reduce the amount of product you are using and the time you use it daily. A form of Turmeric called Curcuma is often used in skincare as it tends to be non-staining.
- Speed up the healing time of Acne.
- Lighten Hyperpigmentation.
- Corrects Environmental damage.
- Aids in the healing of Psoriasis and Eczema.
- Lighten Dark Circles.
- Aids in the appearance of Dull Skin.
How to use: Add a few drops to your favorite skincare or directly to face. Gently pat in until the product fully absorbs.
This turmeric brightening paste is a self-heating detox mask that helps to exfoliate and brighten. It helps revitalize, lighten skin tone, promote skin cell renewal, minimize pore size, and leaves a glowing complexion for all skin types.
How to use:
- Massage onto slightly damp skin, leave on for 2-5 minutes, avoiding eye area.
- Rinse away with water; a heating sensation can last 10-15 minutes after the product has been rinsed.
- It can be used up to twice weekly.
This pure turmeric moisturizer from Shira is an active anti-aging moisturizer that is packed with antioxidants and multivitamins. This powerhouse formula stimulates circulation, prevents loss of skin elasticity, and revitalizes the overall complexion.
How to use: Can be used AM and PM. Apply on a clean, dry face and gently massage until absorbed.
This energizing treatment from Eminence is a unique 3-in-1 brightening treatment that clears away impurities and reveals silky, luminous skin. This spicy golden powder turns into a whipped texture; when activated with water, it turns into a warming treatment, exfoliant, and mask.
How to use: Apply a small scoop of powder (about one teaspoon) into the outer cap. Gradually stir in a few drops of water until it turns into a whipped-mousse texture. Apply a thin layer to the entire face, extending to the neck and décolleté or as desired. Let dry for 10-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water, massaging to exfoliate. A hot, tingling sensation can remain a few minutes after rinse.