MNA Life Style Desk: Turmeric, otherwise known as the golden spice, originates from the East. It’s good for more than spicing up curries though this spice has long been used in India to beautify the skin. Ancient China also valued turmeric for its medicinal uses, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties.
Correct oily skin
In order to prevent the skin from becoming too dry, oils and waxes are secreted by the sebaceous glands. This helps the epidermis retain moisture while keeping the skin soft and supple. Excessively oily skin, usually due to overactive sebaceous glands, can lead to acne, cysts, and other woeful skin conditions.
Sun damage protection
Although wearing sunscreen can help protect against sun damage, turmeric was shown to prevent many of the adverse effects of exposure to ultraviolet B radiation. Using hairless mice as test subjects, researchers exposed the rodents to long-term, low-dose UVB rays and applied turmeric extract twice a day. Normally, chronic UVB light would cause skin thickening, wrinkles, changes in skin pigmentation, larger blood vessels, and loss of elasticity, but the mice suffered none of these ill effects.
Fades scars and blemishes
Thanks to the curcumin found in turmeric, this golden spice fades blemishes by speeding up the healing process of wounds. It’s perfect for popped pimple pounds or scars on the face. Turmeric also has a lot of Vitamin C, which boosts collagen deposition and encourages the speedy healing.
Turmeric is acne’s worst nightmare: It can be used to treat and prevent acne. That’s because it’s got antiseptic properties that work to fight off acne causing bacteria and germs. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric heal acne inflammation, which help reduce acne’s appearance.