Turmeric - An Asian Beauty Secret - 20 Benefits and DIY Recipes for Skincare

June 19, 2017

20 Benefits of Turmeric for Skin, Hair, and Health

Turmeric, also know as Indian Saffron is a well-known spice used in most Indian cuisines and also used widely for cosmetic purposes in India, where it’s usually applied as a form of a face mask. Not only turmeric is used as medicine throughout Asia, this bright yellow spice is also used in Indian ceremonies and traditions. There are so much of benefits that turmeric has to offer. Below is the list of 20 Benefits of Turmeric for Skin, Hair, and Health.

  1. Treats Acne Effectively
  2. Reduces Acne Scarring
  3. Treats Dark Eye Circles
  4. Treats Stretch Marks
  5. Lightens Skin
  6. Anti-Aging
  7. Antiseptic properties helps to heal wounds
  8. Anti-inflammatory 
  9. Anti-oxidant
  10. Protects Skin Against Sun Damage
  11. Provides Natural Glow to Skin. 
  12. Reduces Sebum Secretion for Oily Skin
  13. Helps to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
  14. Treats dandruff
  15. Prevents Hair Loss
  16. Boosts Immunity
  17. Soothes Burns
  18. Treats Cracked Heels
  19. Curcumin Prevents Cancer
  20. Helps to Control Cholesterol Level

DIY Tumeric Mask Recipes

So, now that we know the benefits, how do we use it? Tumeric is actually versatile and can be mixed with many other ingredients to be used on face, body and hair mask. In most concoction, only a little amount of turmeric powder is required to make a paste (about a pinch). These paste can be applied after washing your face. After application, leave the paste to dry for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse your face thoroughly and continue with your skin care regime. These masks can be applied about once or twice a week.

Basic Turmeric Mask Recipes - For Glowing, Youthful and Fairer Skin

Turmeric + Honey 
Turmeric + Sandalwood + Almond Oil/ Olive Oil/ 
Turmeric + Honey/ Oatmeal  + Yoghurt/Milk
Turmeric + Gram Flour + Honey + Yoghurt/Milk
Turmeric + Gram Flour + Sandalwood + Almond Oil/ Olive Oil

Turmeric Mask Recipes for Acne-Prone Skin

Turmeric + Gram Flour/ Sandalwood + Lemon Juice + Rose Water 
Turmeric +Sandalwood +Tea Tree Oil + Rose Water
Turmeric +Sandalwood + Yogurt

Turmeric Mask Recipe For Oily Skin 

Turmeric + Gram Flour/ Sandalwood + Lemon Juice /Rose Water
(CAUTION: Lemon Juice can make skin dry and irritate sensitive skin)

Turmeric Mask Recipes for Dry Skin

Turmeric +  Coconut Milk/ Milk + Rose Water
Tumeric + Almond Oil/ Olive Oil

Turmeric Mask Recipe for Cracked Heels:

Turmeric + Castor/Coconut Oil

Turmeric Mask Recipe for Hair Loss Prevention

Turmeric + Honey + Coconut Milk (Click here for Coconut Milk Benefits for Hair)

Precaution Before Using Tumeric

  1. Some May Have Allergies towards Turmeric - As such, please do a patch test before using.
  2. Turmeric Will Stain Clothes - Be careful when you are wearing your brand new T-shirt.
  3. Turmeric May Stain Your Skin - Your skin may turn slightly yellowish for a short while, but a few washes will remove that.

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