Why Turmeric is Amazing for your Skin

I discovered the benefits of Turmeric for my skin after having a discussion with my Indian friend following her traditional Indian wedding. Indian brides have long used turmeric body scrubs and face masks to purify and cleanse their bodies as well as provide a healthy glow by brightening their skin right before their weddings. Wow, I was blown away that turmeric was used and it essential to the brides overall beauty. 

Turmeric is traditionally known as Indian saffron because of its deep yellow-orange color. Here in the states, we know Turmeric as the herb used as a main ingredient in curry. The color or pigment of Turmeric is caused by curcumin. Curcumin is a phytonutrient which contains extraordinary anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties abilities. Becuase of this Turmeric can benefit your skin as a remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. Curcumin also works to suppress excess melanin production caused by sunlight which is one of the causes of hyperpigmentation, so in turn, it helps reduce pigmentation that evens out skin tone.

My favorite way to use Turmeric is in a facial mask. A turmeric mask with honey has amazing effects the skin. Honey is a natural humectant that will moisturize and hydrate skin. along with turmeric, it is a  gentle nourishing treatment for your skin. Our GLOW facial mask is a perfect combination of turmeric, honey, bentonite clay and chamomile flower powder to even out your skin tone and provides an amazing glow to your skin. 

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Turmeric Body Scrub
How to make a turmeric body scrub to keep your skin soft and glowing
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Root Powder
  • 1/4 of a cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10-15 drops Essential Oil of your Choice
Instructions
Mix all the Ingredients with each other in a bowl. Massage the scrub in round movement over wet skin, rinse to achieve glowing skin.A word of caution, this turmeric mask will stain clothing, washcloths and even your skin. Be sure you don’t use it right before a big meeting or date.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 body scrub

Turmeric Body Scrub

To make a turmeric scrub, you will need:

  • 1 cup dead sea salt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Few drops of essential oil (optional).

Mix all the Ingredients with each other in a bowl. Massage the scrub in round movement over wet skin, rinse to achieve glowing skin.

A word of caution, this turmeric mask will stain clothing, washcloths and even your skin. Be sure you don’t use it right before a big meeting or date.

Donica Johns