When the gods churned for the universe’s treasures, turmeric surely arose as the mistress of spices. The lifeblood of practically every Indian dish, this golden spice has supreme benefits for your skin!
Turmeric even holds a special place in Ayurveda. From fragrant curries to healing concoctions, the Indian saffron spice dominates as a panacea. No wonder it can balance your three Doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (perhaps the reason why this ingredient is given at-par importance to salt).
Read on to learn about turmeric’s benefits for skin and how to create a skincare routine around it.
1. Peace out Blemishes!
What is turmeric good for, you ask? Why fighting skin blemishes! You can bet your boots on not finding a better glow-getter than this super spice. A part of women’s beauty rituals for centuries, turmeric is called the golden goodness for the right reasons.
Its main ingredient, called curcumin, is an antioxidant that helps remove skin pigmentation and tan. As a result, you can bask in the glory of even-toned, bright skin. Also, those dark spots and dull skin you worry about? Turmeric will take care of that too!
2. A Little Dose of Turmeric a Day Keeps Acne Away
Do you have acne-prone skin? Then, this is one area in which you must experience the benefits of turmeric. Gentle and effective, turmeric’s antimicrobial activity fights and reduces acne-causing bacteria from the skin.
Moreover, acne or pimples are also caused due to inflammation in the body. The astringent properties of the spice work toward toning down the skin, even removing scars or marks left behind by acne.
3. The Golden Answer to the Sunset Hour
Today’s sedentary lifestyles have considerably contributed to unnecessary stress and a host of skin problems, the most alarming of which is premature ageing. Want to prevent fine lines, dullness, blotchiness, and visible pores from appearing before their time?
Keep your skin looking as young as ever with a potent turmeric soap! Not only does the spice boost collagen production, but it also redeems the body’s ability to produce new, healthy skin tissue.
4. Skin Nasties? Say Goodbye to the Re-Curry-ing Nightmare!
Why else is turmeric good for you? Fighting against skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema! While the former leads to red, thick, well-defined scaly patches on knees and elbows, the latter also causes painfully dry, itchy, and rough skin.
Each problem arises mainly due to high bodily inflammation. Turmeric has potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight the two disorders. Not only that, it may also inhibit the attack of a protein associated with psoriasis called PhK.
How to Introduce Turmeric into Your Skin Care Routine?
Wondering how turmeric benefits can be incorporated into your skincare routine? Listed below are four practical ways to do so!
A simple turmeric soap that acts as a face cleanser is enough to enjoy all the above benefits. As you lather the soap on your face, gently rub your skin in circles or use a face brush to massage it. Then, rinse your face thoroughly and pat it dry.
Product Description : A skin loving luxury, richly formulated with Phytonutrients, healing emollients, and humectants to replenish 24 HOURS moisture and restore the skin cells. Green tea is an ancient herbal powerhouse of anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties.
Bathing from green tea rich soap helps increases skin complexion, smoothen texture, and improves your skin's elasticity. It also pulls out toxins and leave skin refreshing with mesmerizing fragrance.
How to use: Unpack the soap bar. Apply generously to wet the body and gently lather evenly. Allow soap to dry for a few seconds to heal the skin cells and wash off dirt. Rinse thoroughly with warm or regular water.
Product Ingredient : This product contains turmeric concentrate, sandalwood powder, aloe vera gel, coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil, glycerine, soap nut, forest roots extract, and essential oil
Shelf Life : 24 months
Country of Origin : India
Brand Name : Vedanum
Just make sure the soap you purchase does not contain any harmful chemicals.
2. Face Mask
A potent face mask, such as Femica India’s turmeric and clay mask, will easily deep-cleanse your face to remove all signs of ageing, dullness, and uneven skin tone. Mix the mask powder with water, apply it all over the face, and leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off.
â€¢ WOW Skin Science Turmeric Clay Face Mask is a superlative formulation powered by two extraordinarily beneficial natural clays â€“ Light Kaolin and Bentonite â€“ and turmeric powder which helps minimize flare ups, scarring & hyper-pigmentation.
â€¢ It helps restore your skinâ€™s glow, helps even skin tone and boosts suppleness with healing goodness of mineral-rich clays and antioxidant-rich turmeric.
â€¢ This face mask also has Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid that help maintain skinâ€™s natural moisture and boost suppleness.
â€¢ It also has an exfoliating and polishing action that refines pores and reduces puffiness.
â€¢ Suits all skin types.
How to Use: Scoop out a dollop of the Face Mask. Apply a thin layer over cleansed face (not around the eyes) using a facemask brush or your fingertips. Let it stay on and wait for 10-15 minutes for it to dry. Rinse it clean with lukewarm water & pat the skin dry with a towel. If in case any charcoal powder is left stuck in your pores, wipe it off with a warm towel.
Benefits: Helps reduce dullness and acne spots, even out skin tone, helps strengthen skinâ€™s lipid barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Ingredient: Turmeric, Rose Water, Aloe Vera Extract, Pro- vitamin B5
Shelf Life: 24 Months
Country of Origin: India
Brand: WOW Skin Science
That’s it! Enjoy the instant glow-up.
3. Face Oil
Among the many skin care products you own, don’t miss out on the advantages of turmeric-infused skin radiance oil! All you need to do is dilute the oil using good carrier oils like coconut or castor, apply and leave it overnight.
Radiance Turmeric Facial Oil, 30ml
Product Description : Ayurvedic Turmeric with botanical infusion of Marigold, Patchouli and coriander to revitakise lack lustre skin. Our Radiance Facial Oil contains brightening Liquorice, anti inflammatory Turmeric and blemish fighting Papaya to restore clarity, suppleness and a gorgeous natural glow.
How to use :
Lightly dab the neem oil onto the area using a cotton swab or cotton ball, and allow it to soak in for up to 20 minutes.
Wash off the oil with warm water.
Use daily until you achieve desired results.
Benefits of using this product :
Vata Dosha Vata is defined in ayurvedic literature by the elements air and ether. Therefore, vata skin can be dry, delicate, cool, rough and flaky, and can be vulnerable to exposure and dry wind. It is important to use replenishing moisturisers, and to boost hydration by splashing your face several times when you cleanse.
Natural: 100% natural facial oil thanks to our blend of healing vata dosha and antibacterial turmeric oil.
It is important to use replenishing moisturisers, and to boost hydration by splashing your face several times when you cleanse.
Country of Origin : India
Brand Name : Urban Veda
In the morning, wash your face as you usually would, and you’ll notice visible changes in a few weeks.
4. Turmeric Tea
Internal cleansing inevitably shows itself on the outside. While Femica skin care products include turmeric-based cleansers, masks, and oils, you will also benefit much from green tea infused with turmeric goodness.
Turmeric Green Tea 100gm
Product Description :Â An element of holistic medicine, an offering to your wellness, turmeric has been providing the world with countless uses and health benefits for thousands of years. We have complemented natural, dehydrated turmeric with already healthy green tea to give you a drink with a unique earthy taste, and a touch of citrusy sharpness.
How to use :Â ?Add 1 heaped teaspoon (2 Grams) of tea to 200ml of Boiling Water. Brew for 2 Minutes. Strain the tea leaves and transfer to a cup. Your Hot Cup of Tea is Ready!
Benefits of using this product :Â Â Turmeric Green Tea comes with a host of benefits such as helps in delay aging, low risk of heart diseases, anti inflammatory , ease symptoms of osteoarthritis. Turmeric Green Tea has only natural ingredients. This tea is infused with pure Turmeric.
Shelf Life :Â 24Â months
Country of Origin :Â India
Brand NameÂ : Tea Monk
Enjoy this tea any time of the day, but preferably early in the morning on an empty stomach or during the evenings.
Skincare is Healthcare!
While the laws of natural ageing are certainly at work, it is equally true that the skin is the reflection of bodily health and vitality. The main topic of beauty conversations is to preserve overall health with a special focus on the skin (after all, it’s the largest organ!).
Take care of your health, eat a balanced diet, exercise often, and apply for the above-mentioned turmeric benefits through the readymade goodness Femica India brings to you!
- Oil Free Gel Moisturiser with Niacinamide, Blue Light Protect ₹645.00
- Chocolate Coffee Face Wash (200ml) ₹649.00
- Caffeinated Face Wash Cleanser With Coffee Bean Extract & Coconut Cake Powder (Sulfate & Paraben Free) (100 ml) ₹350.00
- Earth Rhythm Phyto Repair Vitamin C + Matrixyl 3000 Advanced Cell Repair Moisturiser 50gm ₹749.00
1. Does turmeric have skin side effects?
While turmeric has skin benefits, side effects such as burning sensation, redness, or swelling are also common. These allergic reactions generally happen due to high dosage, improper product, and other medications you may be taking.
Always test the oil, soap, etc., on your forearm and wait 24 to 48 hours. In case of no irritation, swelling, or redness, the product is safe to use.
2. Can turmeric lighten skin?
As per Ayurveda, turmeric can act as a skin-lightening agent. It removes dark patches and imparts a healthy glow to the skin. This is because curcumin reduces excessive melanin production.
3. Is turmeric suitable for all skin types?
Yes, turmeric is widely suitable for all skin types unless you’re allergic to it, so you should avoid using it.