Turmeric or Haldi can be called as The Spice of Asia. It can be found in every kitchen or medical cabinet in most Asian homes, especially Indian. Right from the ancient times, Turmeric has played an important role in medicines and beauty products. The health benefits of using turmeric for your skin care are enormous. It has no side effects, is cost effective and gives you vibrant, fresh, youthful looking skin in no time at all.
Some of the benefits of using turmeric in your daily skin care regime are:
1. Painless hair removal
Nowadays, most women are concerned with excess hair growth in unwanted areas. This can be due to the recent lifestyle changes. But Haldi is the go to medicine from our ancient times for the gradual removal of excess body hair. Apply a mixture of Kasturi turmeric (1 tbspn) and gram flour (2 tbspn) all over your body while bathing. This mixture exfoliates the skin and leaves you with a radiant skin too.
2. Flawless skin
For a flawless looking skin, you need to care of your pimples, black spots, dark circles and wrinkles. All this comes under the one roof of haldi (turmeric). You can apply the haldi and a honey pack to your face for a few minutes, two times a week. Soon, your beautiful, smooth skin will be the talk of the town!
For an easy and effective home-made treatment of cracked heels, a mixture of holiday (1 teaspoon) with slightly heated coconut oil (1-2 teaspoon) heals the cracks wonderfully if applied daily at night, till the cracks disappear.
4. Fight Ageing
Everyone has some skin problems because of the high levels of pollution, stress and poor food intake, resulting in very bad skin problems like aging. For a wrinkle-free youthful skin, a blend of warm milk, gram flour and turmeric will work wonders, as gram flour tightens the skin, the turmeric fights against the bad bacteria present in the skin which lead to clogged pores, and milk effectively removes the unwanted dirt, resulting in a clearer, youthful looking skin.
5. Lighten the Marks
Turmeric is an excellent remedy for any kind of skin mark problems like stretch marks, burn marks, dark spots, etc. For dark spots and acne marks you can apply a mix of sandalwood paste and turmeric to the affected areas. For stretch marks, a fusion of gram flour, milk and turmeric is recommended. For the burns, apply a paste of turmeric on the affected area for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Fight Dandruff
Dandruff is an annoying skin problem that recurs all the time. A mixture of turmeric, coconut oil and lemon juice effectively removes dandruff from the scalp, soothing the skin.
All these problems are common beauty problems faced by everyone. Instead of going for costly medical treatments, you can opt for home remedies that are handed down for centuries. All you need is a pinch of turmeric powder and your every skin problem is taken care of.