Tumeric is a vivid yellow root that has been use dfor centuries to season food and heal the body. Popular in South Asian cuisone, tumeric has been part of medica care since 600 BC. It is a multi-talented spice that valued valued for its ability to reduce inflammation warts and acne. It even was a standard care for wound healing after battles.
Modern research has shown that this spice is an effective antioxidant, anti bacterial and even has anti-cancer fighting abilities. It is used to treat burns, insect bites, eczema psoriasis and skin ulcers. That’s a pretty impresive list– and if something is that good there is usually a downside– and its true with tumeric.
The brilliant yellow color of this effective spice can cause problems for certain skin types. When I read about the benefits of tumeric I could not wait to try it out. its benefits with a popular tumeric mask . Made from equal parts of tumeric, yougurt and honey, I spread it on my thigh and waited for 10 minutes. ( Ialways try out a new DIY mixture on my thighs. Its a good safe strategy — and especially helpful with this bright yellow mixture. The mask made my sin feel soft and smooth but stained it a bright organge tht did not wash off. The site where i found the recipe suggested scrubbing the area with sugar. It didn’t really work and now my skin was sore as well as yellow.
Making Tumeric Work For You
As it turns out tumeric maks and moisturizer work much better for skin of color. The darker skin tones can benefit of its strengths without issues of staining. In fact, the yellow pigment can counteract chalkiness and add a beautiful glow. For skin of color tumeric can be a great natural tool to control acne. Unlike Retin A or scrubbing grains which can leave darkened areas, tumeric can eliminate pimple causing bacteria. Added to inexpenive drugstore moisturizer, this turbo yelow turbo powered spice can relieve itching and scaling of both eczema and psoriasis. You can also mix tumeric into a sunscreen to reduce health and beauty damage from UV rays. Use this spice powered suscreen both before ad after a day at the beach.
But wait there’s more. You can add tumeric to over the counter antibiotic cream to improve healing from cuts, scrapes and bug bits. Not only will it promote healing, it will lessen darkening of the skin. WHile tumeric can turn pale skin yellow, it can lighten darkened areas in skin of color. Recent clinical studies have shown that tumeric inhibits melaniin production. Acne, cuts and even hormones can leave behind darker ptches known as hyperpigmentatin or melasma. Adding tumeric to night cream can offer natural and safe skin lightening.
There are too many skin care tools and treatments that pose a risk for skin of coor. Lasers, IPL, retinoids and even microdermabrasion have been shown to create uneen darker skin tones. Its wonderful that there is a safe, natural and affordable option that is specifically beneficial for darker skin tones.
Coming Up: Tumeric Part II– Adding tumeric to your diet for additional health benefis.