A young bride-to-be is draped in lustrous silks, surrounded by scintillating hues, and bedecked in brilliant jewelry. This luxurious image would not be complete without adorning her in an abundance of gold – “The Golden Spice,” turmeric. The yellow powder comes from the root of the curcuma plant, a member of the ginger family. Considered sacred, this treasured Indian spice is used in many religious rituals to symbolize purity, fertility, and new beginnings. Holding a special place of honor in Indian weddings for thousands of years, turmeric has been applied to the face and body of the bride and groom to spiritually purify the body and soul. A beautiful benefit? This leaves them with a radiant complexion right before their wedding.
Turmeric should not only be reserved for special occasions, this flowering plant from the ginger family is also the superhero of your spice rack. With powerful biological properties, it can and should be incorporated into your daily routine. This beauty booster packs a serious punch to create supple and luminous skin with these Skin Saving Superpowers.
THE SKIN SAVING SUPERPOWERS OF TURMERIC
Speeds healing, reduces redness, and calms skin. Say hello to turmeric to say goodbye to blemishes. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can work wonders on conditions like psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and can even diminish scarring.
Turmeric is infused with magic, at least it seems to be, because it can help make your stretch marks disappear. Its high antioxidative power reduces excess production of melanin, which helps to even skin tone, lighten scars, and treat stretch marks. This nourishment is the extra love that sensitive skin needs.
Dull-looking skin doesn’t stand a chance when it meets this flaxen spice. Turmeric rejuvenates uneven, washed out skin, bringing out its natural glow and luster.
The fountain of youth must be overflowing with time-erasing turmeric. The spice is known to protect skin against environmental stressors. Applying the fresh or the dried root topically can improve the appearance of fine lines, mute brown spots, and prevent loss of skin elasticity.
To harness the superpowers of turmeric, create your own face mask with ingredients that are sure to be in your kitchen.
DIY SKIN SAVING TURMERIC MASK
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon of honey
slight squeeze of lemon
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well until combined.
2. Wash your hands and apply to cleansed face.
3. Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off gently with warm water and a washcloth.
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