By: Dr. Vasavi Varambally
Turmeric, the golden root spice is highly decorated with many hats. A condiment, an antiseptic, a health booster and a beauty ingredient; it has a dedicated place in every household. This readily available and easily applicable beauty ingredient has some amazing benefits.
Here are some of the simple turmeric face masks that add glow and luster to the skin in no time:
Blend 2 tsp gram flour, 1 tsp turmeric powder and rose water to make your DIY paste.
Make a paste using 2 tsp turmeric powder and some coconut oil.
Apply a mixture of 2 tsp raw honey and 1 tsp turmeric on the face.
Get your instant pack with turmeric and lemon juice.
A combination of aloevera juice and turmeric also works wonder for the skin.
The best remedy for sunburn is turmeric, yogurt and ground/rice flour.
You can also add water or milk to dilute the paste as required. Keep the mask until it dries and rinse off while scrubbing gently on the skin. Wipe your face with a soft dry towel and let the mirror admire your new glow.
Benefits of the secret beauty weapon
The magical spice is very effective in treating several skin conditions like acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. Turmeric is blessed with natural oil controlling, anti inflammation and anti-bacterial properties that kills the acne causing bacteria and opens up clogged pores. A pack of turmeric and milk makes all your pimples go away!
Even toned skin
Turmeric is an amazing beauty secret for even toned skin. It’s an ancient proven technique to obtain light and bright skin. Rich in Vitamin C it aids in lightening dark spots and patches and enhances skin firmness and tautness by building up collagen giving an illuminating effect to the face.
The fountain of youthful Skin
Never let your skin reveal your age. Regular application of these turmeric face masks helps to fight pigmentation, eradicates wrinkles and fine lines. The antioxidants in turmeric help to slow down cell damage, vitamin B6 boosts cell regeneration and magnesium gives a youthful radiant skin.
Its antibacterial property helps to cure skin ailments while keeping infections at bay. It is a great ally for sensitive skin. The medicinal properties of turmeric help in curing cuts and minor injuries.
The list goes on encompassing multiple other benefits like reducing facial hair, lightening stretch marks, treating dry skin, combating sun burn and protecting the skin against harmful UV rays.
Word of Caution:
All skin types are different what may act as a boon for one may become a curse for someone else. Do a patch testing to check if turmeric suits your skin type.
Turmeric has got some strong colour essence that can stain your clothes.
Do not put the masks for too long as it might stretch your skin.
You might get a slight yellow hue on the skin. So try avoiding a turmeric mask just before your event.
Dr. Vasavi Varambally, Ayurvedic Physician, AyurCentral, K.R.Puram, Bangalore
AyurCentral, No.79, Balaji Layout, Devasandra Main Road,
Opp to Hp Gas, K.R.Puram, Bangalore – 560036
Phone : +91 80 2561 5678