The 5 key benefits to using turmeric on your skin

The 5 key benefits to using turmeric on your skin

The five key benefits to using turmeric on your skin
The 5 key benefits of turmeric on the skin
When travelling through India a few years ago to source ingredients for our business, my business partners and I were surprised by the number of people alerting us to the fact that turmeric is popular as a high-end beauty ingredient throughout the country.

With turmeric often used in traditional celebrations in India, including the bride’s beauty ritual the night before she gets married, we were fascinated by this discovery and started to dig a little deeper into studies undertaken.
We found that there are so many great benefits to putting the ingredient on your skin, and although people know all about the positive effects of turmeric when digested, they didn’t really know about its other advantageous qualities.
If you are wondering why exactly you should take turmeric out of your pantry and into your bathroom, we have listed some of the key benefits of applying turmeric topically below.
It is an anti-Inflammatory
Turmeric is known for having anti-inflammatory compounds, including curcumin, which is a must to include in your beauty routine as the weather gets colder. Research shows that products that include turmeric in their ingredient list can reduce redness, swelling and scarring, as well as helping treat conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.
It is loaded with antioxidants

One of the reasons that turmeric is such a great ingredient is due to its antioxidant properties, which can tighten the appearance of skin, reverse sun damage and slow the ageing process.
It helps give you flawless skin
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial, meaning it is a great to cleanse the skin with.  When applied topically to the skin, research suggests that turmeric will help inhibit the growth of blemish causing bacteria, protect the skin against infection and also be used to treat dark circles, spots or uneven pigmentation.
Another less documented effect of turmeric on skin is the potential to slow the growth of unwanted facial hair with regular use.
You get results quickly
Turmeric, when applied directly to the skin, can have much more instantaneous results than that of ingesting the ingredient. Most people can see a positive effect immediately  from using turmeric based skincare products, however this of course varies depending on the condition, with a six week period recommended for more problematic skin.
You should be able to eat your skin care

Finally, skin is the largest organ in our body, which absorbs whatever we place on it, with all products placed on our skin readily being able to enter our bloodstream. This means it is really important that we know exactly what is in the products we are applying, and it is a good idea to keep it all-natural whenever possible.