Turmeric is a perennial flowering plant that has unique, colorful, and versatile medicinal and cosmetic properties. In India, turmeric paste has been used for centuries in a variety of different capacities. Overall it is used to help treat a variety of different ailments and conditions of skin, leaving it feeling and looking healthier.
There are several specific usages of the herb Turmeric. One of these is its ability to help in the treatment and prevention of acne. It is also known for its abilities to help in the healing of acne scars. It is also said to help prevent unwanted hair growth and is used as a hair remover. Turmeric is said to prevent the penetration of ultra violet rays into the skin and therefore, helps to maintain the original pigment of the skin. Because of this, the herb inhibits the skin from wrinkling and can slow the aging process. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic in nature which enables it to heal wounds and cuts. Because of this vast number of uses, the herb is very widely used as an at-home remedy and beauty treatment in India.
Turmeric helps to tone skin, while keeping it blemish free. There are several skin problems that are often cured through the use of the herb. These include blemishes such as pimples, blotches, rashes, and acne. These kinds of blemishes are often treated by using a topical version of the herb, known as turmeric cream.
One means of keeping skin fair is done through the use of turmeric powder, which is a mixture of the herb with cucumber and lemon juice. This paste can be used on any skin type, including those that are often sensitive to different creams and topical ointments. Another specific treatment using Turmeric is a remedy for dry skin. This paste is made by mixing turmeric with sandalwood paste, olive oil, and honey. This paste not only re-hydrates but also leaves skin feeling rejuvenated and reenergized.
There are other ways to treat various skin conditions using Turmeric, one of these being a face pack. This can help cure acne prone skin and keep the complexion clearer and blemish free. A turmeric face pack is made by mixing turmeric powder with lemon juice, rose water, and milk. This makes another kind of paste that can be applied directly to the face while it dries. Once the concoction has dried, it is rinsed off with cold water. After a series of usages, the face pack will leave skin softer, glowing, and in better overall condition. This face pack can also be used on very oily skin.