Our skin is constantly exposed to dirt, sweat, oil, the sun and other elements that can leave it dry and cracked, so it needs all the love and care that we can provide.
We can use various skin care products but they may not be sufficient and what is more, they may contain ingredients that are not really good for our skin.
Fortunately, there are several home ingredients that can help you maintain healthy and beautiful skin. One of them is turmeric. Turmeric is a common ingredient in many dishes.
However, it can be used as a beauty product too. It can treat many skin problems and can even speed up the healing process. Here are some ways in which you can use turmeric powder for your skin.
You need a teaspoon of lemon or orange juice, turmeric powder, and honey. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl until you create a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on your face and neck and let it sit for half an hour. Rinse afterwards.
The turmeric can help exfoliate your skin while reducing melanin production. Moreover, the lemon or orange lighten any dark spots on your skin. Honey is known for its lubricating and hydrating properties.
Another way to use turmeric powder is to combine it with some papaya to make your skin glow naturally. Papaya has papain which is responsible for keeping your skin soft and naturally glowing.
The curcumin in turmeric, on the other hand, can help get rid of any facial disorders that you are suffering from. Get the pulp from the papaya and add a pinch of turmeric powder before mashing thoroughly. Apply the mixture on your face and neck and leave it on for 25 minutes. Rinse afterwards with lukewarm water.
If you are suffering from some sunburns, you can save your skin using turmeric powder. All you need is a teaspoon of yogurt, ½ teaspoon of pureed tomato, and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Put the ingredients in a small bowl and blend thoroughly using a spoon until you get a creamy consistency. Apply it on your face and neck evenly and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse afterwards.
This combination of turmeric and yogurt helps remove damaged skin through exfoliation while the lycopene in the tomato eliminates the side effects of UV light. This recipe helps soothe inflammation of the skin.
Acne and pimples can leave scars on your skin and the healing process may take some time. The good news is that you can use turmeric powder with gram flour and some milk to create a face clearing mask.
Just combine ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, 4 teaspoons of gram flour, and a small amount of milk and mix thoroughly. Apply this evenly and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Wash afterwards with lukewarm water.
Oily skin can be regulated by mixing a teaspoon of orange peel powder, ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of yogurt.
Mix everything well until the solution becomes creamy. Apply it on your face and your neck and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse afterwards.
Turmeric powder can also help you moisturize your skin. Combine ¼ teaspoon of turmeric with some rose water and mix thoroughly.
Apply this on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.