Turmeric, commonly known as Haldi in India, is a spice with multiple uses, it has also been used as a beauty product for centuries. It is an inexpensive and natural way of treating several skin problems and getting a flawless skin. It comes with a range of benefits for the skin. Here are a few benefits:
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR SKIN
Turmeric provides a great relief to aging skin. Haldi paste and haldi powder, for many years, have been a part of the beauty regimen. Even today brides and grooms celebrate ‘haldi’ as a ceremony where the haldi paste is applied to their faces and body. Haldi powder or paste if mixed with equal amounts of besan and raw milk makes a great exfoliate and makes skin glow. Use this pack before bathing. Apply the pack generously over the face and body and then wait till it dries off. Then bathe without using any soap or body wash. For the face, you should scrub in circular motion.
2. Improves Skin’s Elasticity:
Haldi helps to keep the skin looking young and fresh. As it contains many antioxidants, it is great for aging skin. It helps stimulate new cell growth and help keep the skin’s elasticity intact.
3. Lighten Pigmentation:
If you have pigmentation and discoloration then using turmeric will surely help. Turmeric is said to lighten pigmentation and even out skin tone. This is the reason why many natural skin care brands use haldi as an active ingredient.
4. Control Dandruff & Hair Loss:
Scalp infections and dandruff may cause hair loss, in such cases, curcumin (active component) present in turmeric helps to cure the infection, itching and soothes the scalp and removes flaking, thus curing hair loss.
5. Control Oily Skin:
Those with oily skin will love turmeric. A mixture made with pure sandalwood paste, turmeric and a bit of orange juice. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Once the pack dries off, use warm water to rinse the pack.
6. Lighten Stretch Marks:
Turmeric can help lighten stretch marks. Stretch marks often become a problem for ladies and a mixture of turmeric, besan , and raw milk, rose water, yogurt will help lighten the marks and even out the skin tone. The pack should be applied daily and kept until it dries completely.
7. Cures Acne:
Turmeric helps to keep acne away and also helps the healing process. There are simple ways of using turmeric to cure pimples, one is by using turmeric powder mixed with sandalwood paste helps to heal acne and applying raw turmeric mixed with few drops of rosewater helps lighten the spots too.