Ask your mom or your nani about a miracle skin care ingredient, and turmeric, better known as haldi, is the first thing that will come out of their mouths.
And its not just them, turmeric and the sub continent have a centuries old love affair. It’s a powerful spice that has been used in many Ayurvedic recipes for its beautifying and healing properties. The most common answer to ‘How do I get rid of acne marks?’ is the use of turmeric! It is also said to be great at brightening skin and leaving your complexion radiant.
There are SO many reasons we’re obsessed with turmeric! Keep scrolling to find out.
Is turmeric for acne actually effective or just another myth?
This beauty powerhouse helps combat some of our biggest skincare woes: acne, aging, dullness and scarring.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties do wonders for the skin. They can work by combating redness, itchiness, hyper pigmentation, and pimples, as well as dark circles. In addition, they also help restore the natural glow and moisture in the skin.
Turmeric is a badass anti-inflammatory. And, since inflammation is the root cause of so many skin problems, you need to start using it, like now! For the acne-prone, turmeric’s antibacterial properties help disinfect breakouts and speed up the healing process – all the while, minimizing scarring.
Turmeric also has oil controlling properties that help reduce excess sebum, while the fatty acids will also help regulate oil production.
Its skin-boosting qualities don’t end there, if dark-circles are getting to you, then you’re going to want to jump on the turmeric bandwagon, too. Curcumin, the main part of turmeric, is not just there to give it the yellow colour, it is great for skin brightening and warding off bacteria. What more could you want from a common household spice??
You won’t notice immediate, magical results overnight, but if you use turmeric consistently (as in a few nights a week), you’ll likely start to see some brightening, smoothing, and calming effects after a few weeks.
Keep scrolling to learn how to use it in your beauty routine.
DIY Face Masks
Turmeric, with regular use, can remove dark spots and acne. As it turns out, there’s no magic here, but instead some good ol’-fashioned DIY face masks will do the trick!
The how-to-make-this-mask-at-home bit is ridiculously simple. Just follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to get the glow of your dreams.
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2-3 drops of honey
Apply this to your face for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. Voila, there you have the skin of your dreams!
We have another off the kitchen counter DIY face mask for you.. This one is even more simpler, yet equally effective!
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 4-5 drops lemon
Mix the contents together and apply it on your face. Use this mask twice a week to experience the best results.
We love treating our skin with natural ingredients, that are not heavy on the pockets and are kinder to skin. Turmeric is one such ingredient. Comment below and tell us how you incorporate this ingredient in your skin care routine!