New Delhi: Turmeric powder is an age-old remedy used for skincare purposes in India. You may have already come across several home remedies passed down by your mother and grandmother that suggests the use of Turmeric powder for every skin related problem. Well, these home remedies have proven to be effective and therefore even today, this kitchen ingredient shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to healthy and safe skincare at home.
Here are a few magical ways in which you can use turmeric powder for beautiful and radiant skin –
1. Reduces scars and also helps to heal wounds:
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric work on your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring and heal any kind of wounds faster due to its antiseptic qualities. Mix a pinch of turmeric with 1 teaspoon of besan or gram flour. Apply it on the affected areas and let the paste dry for at least 25 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.
2. Delays signs of ageing:
Turmeric contains curcuminoid pigments which help the body in synthesizing antioxidants. These antioxidants protect the skin cells from free radical damage and can even slow down the signs of ageing like dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Treats dry and cracked skin:
Have you tried everything to treat cracked heels? Now, try turmeric and you won’t be disappointed. Mix some coconut oil with turmeric powder and apply this paste on your cracked heels or dry skin and then wash off after 15 minutes. You skin will feel relieved and soft.
4. Soothes burns:
Turmeric is known for its soothing properties. Mix a pinch of turmeric with some milk or cooling curd and apply it on the affected area. Let it dry and then wash off gently. Repeat this a few times in a day for at least one to two weeks till the burn mark starts fading away.
5. Cures stretch marks:
A mix of turmeric, saffron and lime juice can be used to get rid of stretch marks. Apply the paste on the area, let it sit for 15 minutes and then wash off. Repeat this every day until you see that the marks become light.
6. Cures Acne:
This golden spice is very effective against acne and redness due to its anti-bacterial properties. It helps in destroying the acne-causing bacteria and also removes the excess oil from the skin. Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoons of sandalwood and some milk to make a paste. Apple it all over your face and leave it to dry. Wash off and then repeat few times in a week to see results.