Turmeric in Skin Care
This week my company launched 3 new products. One of the ingredients is turmeric, you know that bright, yellow-orange spice that is related to ginger. Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for literally thousands of years. Let’s see what the benefits of turmeric in skin care are.
Turmeric gets its health benefits primarily because of curcumin, a bioactive component. Research has shown that curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps to slow the effects of aging. Turmeric also has anti-oxidant properties.
Turmeric and wound healing
Turmeric can help speed up wound healing. According to Healthline,
“The curcumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation.”
Curcumin has been shown to alter gene expression.
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation,
“This is the likely reason some patients find it helpful in minimizing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis flares. You can take turmeric concentrated in pill or supplement form or if you like curries, adding it liberally to your food. The FDA considers 1.5 to 3.0 grams of turmeric per day to be safe. However, we suggest that you consult with a naturopathic practitioner for help in determining the correct dosage for you.”
How does turmeric in skin care benefit your skin
Turmeric has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as we mentioned above. We have spoken about the benefits of antioxidants in other posts. Antioxidants help prevent and improve sun damaged skin.
Studies have found that turmeric supports collagen growth.
The anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric can help improve your pores appearance and calm the skin.
Ingestion of turmeric
According to Rachel Nazarian, M.D., at Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Studies have also shown that ingestion of turmeric helps protect against the aging effects of sun-damage UV radiation and the formation of wrinkles and dark spots.” Source Marie Claire
DIY turmeric face mask
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon of honey
Mix a little yogurt, honey, and turmeric together. Place on the skin for 20 minutes, rinse, and pat dry.
The new products I mentioned earlier are Beauty Water, Glotion and Canvas. They can be purchased separately or in a trio. If you are a customer there is a $10 off coupon. Take a look at the Pretty Young Thing Collection.
With any new product or ingredient make sure you do a test patch first. Direct skin contact can cause irritation, redness, and swelling if you have an allergy.
Turmeric can temporarily stain the skin or leave a yellow residue. This is not a problem with turmeric in skin care, only if you were using the spice directly on the skin.
What do you think of turmeric in skin care?