Turmeric for Skin and Hair

Top 10 Benefits of Turmeric for Skin and Hair


1. Anti-Bacterial Agent:

Turmeric has been used for generations as an antibacterial agent. Turmeric paste is still used to heal small cuts and burns. Turmeric heals wounds and helps to keep bacterial infections at bay.

2. Anti-Aging:

Turmeric provides a great relief to aging skin. Haldi paste and haldi powder, for many years, have been a part of the beauty regimen. Even today brides and grooms celebrate ‘haldi’ as a ceremony where the haldi paste is applied to their faces and body. Haldi powder or paste if mixed with equal amounts of besan and raw milk makes a great exfoliate and makes skin glow. Use this pack before bathing. Apply the pack generously over the face and body and then wait till it dries off. Then bathe without using any soap or body wash. For the face, you should scrub in circular motion.

3. Facial Hair Control:

If applied daily, it has been seen that turmeric helps to slow the growth of facial hair which is a problem faced by many women. One needs to apply haldi daily over a period of time to see the difference.

4. Improves Skin’s Elasticity:

Haldi helps to keep the skin looking young and fresh. As it contains many antioxidants, it is great for aging skin. It helps stimulate new cell growth and help keep the skin’s elasticity intact.

5. Lighten Pigmentation:

If you have pigmentation and discoloration then using turmeric will surely help. Turmeric is said to lighten pigmentation and even out skin tone. This is the reason why many natural skin care brands use haldi as an active ingredient.

6. Control Dandruff & Hair Loss

If you have itching scalp, dandruff or hair loss then turmeric is good for you. It has been proved that turmeric helps rejuvenate scalp health and gets rid of itchiness, dandruff as well as hair loss.

7. Control Oily Skin:

Women with oily skin will love turmeric. A mixture made with pure sandalwood paste (freshly prepared paste from pure sandalwood bar), turmeric and a bit of orange juice. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Once the pack dries off, use warm water to rinse the pack.

8. Lighten Stretch Marks:

Turmeric can help lighten stretch marks. Stretch marks often become a problem for ladies and a mixture of turmeric, besan, and raw milk/rose water/yogurt will help lighten the marks and even out the skin tone. The pack should be applied daily and kept until it dries completely.

9. Cures Acne:

Turmeric keeps acne away and also helps to heal acne. There are simple ways of using turmeric to cure pimples, one is by using turmeric powder mixed with sandalwood paste helps to heal acne and applying raw turmeric mixed with few drops of rosewater helps lighten the spots too.

10. Heal Cracked Heels:

Make a mixture of castor/coconut oil and add a bit of turmeric powder. Apply this on your cracked heels and areas where your skin has become excessively dry. Not only does this heal the cracked heels faster, but it also helps to make the heels softer.

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