Stop what you’re cooking! If you thought turmeric was just another herb to add to your dinner, you’re wrong. If you want to see how you can spice up your life (Spice Girls reference, ye-ah!) while doing wonders for your skin and health, read on.
Acne & Scarring
Mixing turmeric with sandalwood powder and lemon juice helps to reduce acne and cure any breakouts on the skin. Make sure you only leave it on for a maximum of 10-15 minutes. (Seriously.) Don’t panic if your face is left a little yellow afterwards; just wash it off with a warm cloth. This face mask helps clear inflammation and reduces oil production.
If the mask didn’t do it for ya the first time, mix turmeric with warm water and leave it on any acne scars for 15 minutes. It won’t work for all scars, but could do wonders for those close to the surface of the skin.
Hair Loss & Dandruff
Turmeric contains the component curcumin, which has properties that are used in hair loss treatment. Mix turmeric with olive oil together to form a paste and apply on your scalp before showering. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash with natural shampoo.
You can heal skin that’s been overexposed to the sun just by having turmeric in your diet. It possesses healing properties that can be quite helpful especially in a diet with a tonne of antioxidants. Just make sure you don’t overdo it!
It’s said turmeric lightens pigmentation and can even out skin tone, while keeping it looking fresh and improving elasticity. If you have hyperpigmentation, turmeric is also a fantastic natural alternative get rid of those sneaky dark spots that keep showing up!
Mix a couple of teaspoons of turmeric with coconut oil and apply to your cracked heels. Sit for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water and soap. It may stain your feet a little, but if you do it regularly, it will soften and help your heels over time.