Turmeric is a member of the ginger family plant that is cultivated throughout tropical Asia, India, and China. The plant grows to a height of 0.9 to 1.5 m and bears large, oblong leaves and funnel-shaped, dull yellow flowers. It has a thick rhizome, which is yellowish on the outside and deep orange or reddish brown inside. The dried primary bulb and secondary lateral rhizomes are collected, cleaned, boiled, and dried for use in medicinal and food preparations.
There is a list of skin care benefits of turmeric like, treatment of acne blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and other skin conditions like eczema. It also heals and prevents dry skin, slow the skin aging process, and it’s best to reduce wrinkles by keeping skin supple and improve skin’s elasticity. This spice is also being used as an ingredient in sunscreens. It is used daily by East Indian women as a facial cleanser and exfoliant. Kasturi turmeric is skin friendly and it can be found at your local Indian store or http://www.amazon.com. Turmeric also can be used for skin brightening ;Do you have a special occasion coming up or you simply want to have radiant and glowing skin ? well here is the answer A turmeric mask.
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons flour (to thicken the paste)
- a few drops of honey
- for oily skin: 1/4 cup plain yogurt & few drops of lemon juice
- for dry skin: 2 tbsp coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil (more if you desire)
First Mix the flour and turmeric together , If you have oily skin Add lemon juice and stir, Slowly mix in the yogurt until a creamy paste is formed. Use more or less yogurt to your liking.
If you have dry skin: Add the oil slowly and stir until a paste is formed. Add more for more creaminess.
Apply mask to face and neck.
Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
Using a warm, wet washcloth that you don’t mind staining (turmeric will stain), rinse off the mask. Believe me you will see result on your first application. Enjoy your soft and radiant skin. Don’t forget to leave your comment as always and share with us if you have any natural skin beautifying secret.