Turmeric, the spice that you would usually add to curries or Indian dishes, has fast become a favourite for its many health benefits.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and brightening properties make it the spice to keep not only in your kitchen, but in your bathroom cabinet too.
When it comes to beauty, turmeric is a true miracle worker, so here are 7 easy ways to incorporate it in your beauty routine.
If you’re looking for a natural anti-ageing product, turmeric is one to try. According to the Global Healing Centre, it is rich in antioxidents, which protect your skin from free radicals and ultraviolet light.
To reap the benefits, create a paste using equal parts turmeric powder, gram flour, and raw milk to exfoliate your skin.
Before a bath slather the paste on your face, or even your whole body. When the paste has dried, hop into your bath to scrub it off without soap, and you’ll be left with radiant skin.
Turmeric’s antibacterial and brightening properties make it the perfect solution for pimples.
Mix together this homemade mask to fight off further infections that would cause acne: water, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chickpea powder and 1 tbsp turmeric powder. Apply to the face and neck, and rinse with cold water once the mask has dried.
Facial hair minimiser
Regular use of turmeric can help slow down facial hair growth.
Try this DIY turmeric and mustard oil mask to gently remove some of that fine facial fuzz without irritation:
Mix 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp gram flour, a few drops of mustard oil (you can substitute with almond oil) and water to make a thick paste.
Apply the mask and after 5 minutes gently remove by rubbing in the opposite direction to your hair growth.
- If you have sensitive skin then we would not recommend this mask for you.
You can whiten your teeth without buying extra tubes or strips. Plus, you can treat your teeth more often because all the ingredients below are most likely already in your kitchen cupboards.
Create your homemade toothpaste with 2 parts turmeric, 1 part coconut oil and 1 part baking soda. Then, grab your toothbrush, add an ample amount of the turmeric whitening paste and brush normally for 2 minutes. Rinse well and voila!
Cracked heels relief
Coconut oil and turmeric make great bedfellows again with this mixture for cracked heels, or other dry patches on your body.
Mix the two power ingredients, adding only a little turmeric, and apply over the troubled area. This will allow your cracked heels to heal faster and soften over time.
If you often have to deal with dandruff flakes, turmeric has got you covered! The magic spice promotes circulation, which will ensure that your hair follicles get the nutrients they need.
Before a shower, mix turmeric and olive oil together. Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing your hair with a natural shampoo.
DISCLAIMER: Before trying new beauty treatments, it is advised that you speak to your doctor or dermatologist. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to professional advice from your doctor or dermatologist. ALSO, please note, that turmeric can stain so take caution when using the ingredient.