I'm a BIG fan of all kinds of spices and Turmeric is on top of my most favorites and healthiest. Turmeric comes from a plant native to South Asia and is used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Turmeric is rich in curcuminoids, which are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders. Cosmetically, turmeric is used to improve the skin and is touted as an anti-aging agent. Turmeric is known to slow down the aging process of your skin. It fights dry skin by stimulating your blood flow which helps your skin to keep healthy and fight the formation of wrinkles and creases. Turmeric's antiseptic, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties could help in the fight against psoriasis, acne and blackheads.
You can create a face mask with turmeric to:
alleviate dry or oily skin
reduce pigmentation on your skin
You can play around with a lot of natural ingredients to make a customized Turmeric mask for yourself. Here a few face masks to try: (Each mask directions: blend together, apply to face, leave for 10-15 minutes, rinse off and apply moisturizer)
Yogurt & Turmeric
Coconut oil & Turmeric
Buttermilk & Turmeric - great for under the eyes dark circles
1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, rose water & turmeric - for dry skin
Sandlewood powder, milk, lemon juice & turmeric - for oily skin
Lemon juice & Turmeric - for pigmentation
I have tried a few of these myself and I love the afterwards sensation, where my face feel so warm, as the blood is rushing through my face.