Turmeric powder is a yellow powder formed by smashing of mature turmeric rhizomes the underground stems. Mainly people uses it as a spice but it can be used for many other purposes as it has medicinal properties and can be used for cosmetic purposes also. Turmeric contains anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties also being a natural inflammatory, so it’s ideal to use for skin care. It deals with acne and pimples. It lightens and brightens dull skin. Evens out skin discolorations. Thus it can be used to deal with many skin related issues.
Benefits of Using Turmeric
Turmeric to treat pigmentation and dark spots:
Turmeric lightens the skin and removes discoloration. Mix organic turmeric, lemon and honey together for a home ready face mask. Apply to clean face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Apply Argon Oil evenly around the face after you’ve rinsed the mask off for a healthy and bright face.
Turmeric to deal with blackheads:
Take a tsp. of organic turmeric with a tsp. of natural yogurt and a pinch of cinnamon. Apply the mixture to the blackheads area and leave it on for 10-15 min. Rinse off with normal water. DIY Pore Strips and peel off mask so as to deep clean pores and clear blackheads .
Turmeric powder provides a great relief to aging skin. Haldi paste and haldi powder, for many years, have been a part of the beauty traditions in India. Even today, brides and grooms celebrate ‘haldi’ as a ceremony wherein the haldi is applied to their body. To make Haldi paste, mixed with equal amounts of Gram flour and raw milk, makes a scrub and makes your skin glow. Use this pack before taking bath. Apply the pack over the face and body and then wait till it dries. Then bath without using any soap. For the face, you should scrub in round manner.
Improves Skin’s Elasticity
Haldi helps to keep the skin looking young and glowing. As it has many antioxidants, it is great for skin aging. It helps to stimulate new cell growth and help keep the skin’s elasticity intact.
Control Oily Skin
Women with oily skin will be in love with turmeric. A mixture made with pure sandalwood paste, turmeric and a little orange juice. Apply this paste on your face and leave this for 10 minutes. Once the pack dries off, use warm water to rinse it off.
Amazing face packs made by Turmeric:
Turmeric and milk skin whitening face pack
You will just use 2 things, pinch of turmeric and milk. To prepare this pack, take ½ teaspoonful of turmeric powder is mixed with 1 teaspoonful of milk. With the help of your fingertips spread this lotion like pack on the entire face and leave it for overnight. Next morning wash the face with some gram flour and water to easily remove the yellow stain that turmeric leaves. This will enhance the skin whitening process and also makes skin evenly tone. This is good for dry skin, oily skin and also skin with lots of pimple acne marks.
Turmeric and cucumber juice face pack
It is a cream pack which you will have to massage on the skin to induce the fairness and skin whitening. You will have to mix 2 teaspoonful of cucumber juice with ¼ teaspoonful of haldi powder. Apply this on your face and massage in gently. Rinse this with water after one hour. Try this daily in the evening to notice a lighter skin tone and reduction in the skin pigmentation which is there on the jaw line, nose, cheeks etc.
Turmeric, Gram Flour and Yogurt Pack
Combine 2 teaspoons of besan with 1 teaspoon of yogurt and half teaspoon of turmeric powder. After getting a paste of medium consistency, spread it on your entire face. Wash thoroughly with cold water after 25 to 30 minutes.
Haldi, Sandalwood Powder and Orange Juice Pack
Juice up a small orange. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and 2teaspoons of sandalwood powder into it. Form a smooth thick paste. Cover your face with it and wait for next 15 minutes. Then, wash of with cold water.