Three Turmeric Treatments for Your Skin Health

June 30, 2019
Turmeric continues to provide powerful effects for the health of your skin. Did you know that you can use it to prevent and alleviate several dermatologic problems such as acne, photoaging, and alopecia?

Did you know that some turmeric treatments can be good for your skin? This amazing spice has many curative properties that make it an excellent remedy for countless ailments.

These turmeric treatments can be an easy and natural way to treat acne, facial photo-aging and even alopecia.

Learn how to prepare and use them step by step.

Turmeric Treatments

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice that’s very common in several cuisines in many cultures. In addition to standing out for its intense yellow color that enhances the appearance of recipes, it also stands out for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Also, it helps to prevent the proliferation of tumor cells.

Due to these powerful virtues, certain turmeric treatments can be an effective and natural way to treat several skin problems. The key to these remedies is in the curcumin, which is the active ingredient that acts orally and topically.

Overall, turmeric can be effective in the treatment for some common conditions such as:

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1. Acne

Turmeric treatment for acne
Thanks to its antimicrobial power, turmeric seems to be effective for treating acne.

The first of the turmeric treatments for acne is based on the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of this spice.

Research confirms the effectiveness of applying a cream that’s made from turmeric rhizome extract. In particular, it helps with regular excessive sebum secretion in people who suffer from acne and other related problems.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric extract (5 ml)
  • ½ cup of Aloe vera gel (100 g)

Directions

In order to make this remedy, you just have to mix both ingredients until the turmeric is completely dissolved in the Aloe vera gel.

Application

  1. First of all, we recommend that you keep it in the fridge. Also, if the remedy is cold, this enhances its calming and anti-inflammatory effect.
  2. Then, apply it in the morning. Do this after washing and cleaning your skin complexion.
  3. In addition, apply it just before going to bed at night.
  4. If you don’t like how it feels or looks, apply it only in the evening.

2. Facial Photo-aging

Facial photo-aging is the oxidation of the skin that’s due to sun exposure.

Fortunately, to fight it and prevent premature aging, you can take advantage of antioxidants both internally and externally.

Therefore, you can also carry out a diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables by using turmeric topically. Also, you can supplement it with vitamin E, which is another powerful antioxidant.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric extract (5 ml)
  • ½ cup of vitamin E (100 ml)

Directions

  • First, simply mix the turmeric extract with the vitamin E.
  • Then, keep it stored in a dark container in the fridge to prevent it from oxidizing.

Application

  • First, apply it all over your face with a gentle massage.
  • Then, let it sit overnight and wash your skin in the morning.

3. Alopecia

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Alopecia, or hair loss, is a condition that greatly affects the self-esteem of men and women. Even though in many cases it’s difficult to stop,treatments with turmeric and other medicinal ingredients can help prevent or reduce it.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric extract (10 ml)
  • ½ cup of Aloe vera gel (100 g)
  • ¼ cup of carrot juice (62 ml)
  • ¼ cup of almond oil (60 ml)

Directions

  • First, start by mixing the turmeric extract with Aloe vera gel.
  • Then add the almond oil and continue beating.
  • Finally, add the carrot juice and blend them all well to mix the different textures.
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Application

  • First, apply this treatment all over your entire scalp by thoroughly massaging it in.
  • Then, leave it on for at least half an hour. However, it’s ideal to let it sit overnight. To do this, you can use a shower cap or a towel.
  • Repeat the treatment two or three times a week.

After reading this article, you now know three effective turmeric treatments that can help you to improve some problems that affect your skin. However, consulting with a dermatologist is always recommended to find the best solution to all of your concerns.

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