TURMERIC BENEFITS are not limited to health. HERE are few benefits of turmeric for skin and hair as well.
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Turmeric for Dry Skin : 1:15
Turmeric Face Mask : 1:55
Turmeric for Facial Hair Removal : 2:27
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Turmeric, commonly known as Haldi in India, is a spice with multiple uses. It is widely used in India and China for curing many diseases, this yellow spice, which is part of the ginger family, is used to make Curry. Though the main usage still remains as being the chief ingredient in Indian culinary tradition, this wonder product of nature surely has much more impressive qualities. Giving you amazing turmeric benefits for your skin, hair and health.
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Turmeric for Skin
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness from blemishes and rosacea, and the antibacterial properties disinfect the skin and combat acne. It also reduces the appearance of dark circles.
For Oily Skin
Turmeric is beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Sandalwood acts as an astringent and orange juice being a source of vitamin C, helps to clear the blemishes. For oily skin, make a paste by mixing 1 ½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder and a pinch of ground turmeric with 3 tablespoons of orange juice and apply it on your face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
For Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, you can make a face mask by combining 1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and rose water and a pinch of turmeric. This can be applied to all dry areas such as face, neck, elbows and knees. Allow it to dry and wash off with warm water.
Being an excellent exfoliating agent, turmeric can help eliminate signs of aging. You can make a paste by mixing besan (gram flour) and turmeric powder in equal proportions with water. This paste can also be prepared in raw milk or even yogurt. Apply it evenly on your body and allow it to dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water and scrub your face gently in circular motion.
Reduction of Skin Pigmentation and Skin Tanning
To remove skin tanning and pigmentation, apply a mixture of turmeric powder and lemon or cucumber juice on the affected area for 20-30 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Turmeric for Hair
Not just the skin, turmeric can be beneficial for your hair in a number of ways. Use of turmeric with other ingredients can promote hair growth and can treat scalp conditions. Some of the turmeric benefits for hair are given below.Dandruff and other scalp issues can be treated by applying a mixture of turmeric and olive oil on your scalp before taking a shower.
Natural Hair Dye
The yellow hue of turmeric not only makes it usable as a textile dye but also as a natural dye for your hair to brighten your hair color. It can be combined with other yellow colored herbs and flowers such as saffron, calendula and chamomile tea. Boil this mixture and after cooling, pour it over your head. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off to get a vivid color.
Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss can take place due to various reasons like unhealthy diet, stress or disease. Curcumin is a component of turmeric that can inhibit the activity of growth agent beta one known as TGF beta one which causes the death of hair follicles resulting in hair loss.
Treatment of Scalp Conditions
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of various scalp conditions such as dermatitis and eczema that can lead to itchy, flaky skin, inflammation and thinning hair. Cicatricial alopecia is a scalp ailment caused by inflammation that damages the hair follicles and prevents growth of new hair. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric is effective against these ailments due its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is said to prevent cancer and childhood leukaemia with the aid of its main component curcumin. It helps in detoxifying the liver, which further prevents the risk of hepatitis, cirrhosis and jaundice. There are several benefits of turmeric which has anti- inflammatory and anti-septic properties!
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