Posted by Savneet Singh on Oct.06, 2009
The numerous benefits of turmeric, the exotic yellow spice, are now well known in the world. Turmeric is an inexpensive beauty aid for cleansing skin clean and bringing a lifelong natural glow. So before you go to buy an expensive beauty product in the market, try these turmeric beauty tips.
Turmeric as Beauty Aid
Face masks containing turmeric help to cure pimples and bring natural glow to the skin. This traditional face mask is widely used for brides and bridegrooms a day before marriage in India to make the skin softer and glowing, and to eliminate blemishes. It brightens the skin tone, which makes both bride and bridegroom look nicer on their big day. This face mask can be used by all of us twice a week.
Add 2 tablespoons household starch to 1 tablespoon warm milk. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and a few drops of edible oils to make a paste. Apply the mask to your face and let sit for 15-20 minutes before you take a shower. You will observe your skin becoming smooth and radiant in a month.
There are few other masks you can choose according to your skin type. These masks have healing properties and act as cleanser.
For oily skin: Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, milk, a few drops of lemon and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a mask. Apply it on your face. Let it dry. Wash off.
For dry skin: Take one egg white. Add 2-3 drops of each olive oil, fresh lemon juice and rose water. Mix in a dash of turmeric and apply evenly on face, ears and neck. Wash off after 15 minutes with cold water.
For normal skin: Take 3-4 very ripe strawberries. Mash them and add cornstarch and a pinch of turmeric. Mix well to make a mask. Apply it on your face, avoiding contact with delicate areas. Wash when dries off.
Turmeric for Wrinkle-Free Skin
Add a pinch of turmeric to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk and apply this around your eyes. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Regular use of this will not only eliminate the wrinkles but will also remove dark under-eye circles.
Turmeric for Cracked Heels and Fungal Infection
Add a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil to 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder and apply this paste on your cracked heels. You will get comfort almost immediately. This paste can be used to prevent fungal infection which usually occurs between the toes.
Turmeric for Acne and Scars
Take 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, cucumber juice and add a few drops of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Make a cream-like mixture and apply on acne and nearby areas. Leave it for 20 minutes. You can also leave this for overnight.
Turmeric also acts as an excellent anti-scarring agent when 1 tablespoon is mixed with a few drops of milk and applied on skin for 15 minutes. It is also used for spots due to pigmentation or blotches, and also for diseases like eczema.
Turmeric for Bodily Strength
Drinking milk with turmeric cures numerous ailments. Women, especially can drink a quarter glass of turmeric juice and milk three times a week at night to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Turmeric Milk Recipe
Boil a ½ inch piece of turmeric root with half a glass of milk. Once the milk has turned yellow, remove from heat, let it cool slightly, and sip this. You can add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in place of the turmeric piece.
Article By: Savneet Singh
Profile: Savneet Singh has been a writer and editor on the environment, science, education, and human and spirituality since 2003 for various books for children. Savneet holds a Masters degree in Environment and a Masters in Education and currently located in Santa Ana (near LA),California. Savneet enjoys reading and writing about the environment and life related things. Savneet has a strong inclination for spirituality and practices meditation & yoga everyday.
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