Turmeric: India’s best kept beauty secret June 22 2015, 0 Comments


 Turmeric, commonly known as the spice that gives Indian curry its distinct yellow color, has also been used for thousands of years in India as a medicinal herb.

Turmeric is made of compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin, known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects and for being a strong antioxidant. There are many other beauty benefits of using turmeric as well, making it a great addition to both your kitchen and your beauty rotation.

Exfoliate your way to younger skin: 

Turmeric can also reduce wrinkles in aging skin. These are two scrubs that can help you fight back against wrinkles and sun damage. 

  • 1 ½ TBS basan (gram flour)
  • 1 ½ TBS turmeric 
  • Water
  • Mix all three ingredients to make a paste
  • Leave it on the skin until it dries.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water, scrubbing your face gently in a circular motion.
  • Use this paste once a week to keep your skin soft and clear. 

Manage your wrinkles to keep looking young:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 TSP tomato paste 
  • 2 TSP rice powder
  • 2 TSP turmeric powder 
  • Apply this paste to your face and leave it until it is dry.
  • This mask will peel off dead skin cells, making skin appear both younger and brighter. 

Facial masks for oily skin:

  • 1 ½ TBS sandalwood powder
  • One pinch of ground turmeric 
  • 3 TBS orange juice 
  • Use this mask once a week in order to keep oil to a minimum. 
  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
  • Leave the mask on your skin for fifteen minutes and wash off with warm water.
  • Follow with an moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and oil in check.

Facial mask for dry skin:

  • 1 egg white 
  • 2 drops olive oil
  • Lemon juice 
  • Rose water
  • Pinch of turmeric 
  • Apply this mixture to all areas of your face that are dry.
  • Leave this facial mask until it dries completely (about ten to fifteen minutes) and wash it off with warm water.
  • Pat your face dry and follow with a rich moisturizer.

Turmeric is wonderful for keeping oil in check, as it reduces the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. Use this mask once a week in order to keep oil to a minumum. Follow your mask with Aeveka Revitalizing Day Creme for maximum support. 

With love,