It is practically impossible to make an Indian dish without turmeric, it has been a staple spice in the Indian kitchen for ages. As we Indians are known for raiding our kitchen and making homemade beauty remedies, turmeric is one spice which has been a favorite beauty ingredient for several generations. Be it oily skin or dry skin just add a pinch of turmeric to your face mask and you would feel your skin turning healthy. It is probably the best food you can feed your skin, from acne to aging turmeric fights every skin problems and does wonders in glorifying your skin. The only thing that could go possibly wrong with turmeric is the yellow tint that stays on your face, so we suggest you to use only a small amount of turmeric. However, you can use a facial toner and get rid of the yellow tint. Let's now see the various benefits of turmeric and how you can involve it in your face masks.
1. Disappears wrinkles:
Turmeric has anti-aging properties that disappear fine lines, wrinkles and makes your skin plump and youthful.
To your traditional gram flour (besan) and raw milk face pack, just add less than a teaspoon of turmeric and it will keep wrinkles, fine lines at bay. Keep applying this face mask once a week and say bye to signs of aging.
2. Combats acne:
Turmeric is packed with antiseptic and antibacterial properties that combat breakouts, pimple and even heal the scarring. This is a magical ingredient for all oily skin ladies. Do involve it in every face pack you make and tada acne would disappear.
If you are too lazy to make any pack, then just add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric with 1 teaspoon of honey and smear it on your face for 15-20 minutes and rinse it with water. Use this twice weekly and bring an end to your acne issues.
3. Minimizes facial hair:
Facial hair can be troublesome, so instead of hitting the parlor every month, you can reduce the hair growth by applying turmeric paste on your upper lips, chin, neck, and other facial areas. But make sure you wash away once it dries else the yellow shade of turmeric will stay your face.
Tip: only if you practice this home remedy regularly, it would effectively reduce the growth of your facial hair.4. Reduces Sun Tan:
Hate the way the sun has tanned your skin? Worry not, turmeric will remove the suntan effectively.
Mix a small portion of turmeric with cucumber juice and rub on your affected area for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water and pat it dry. Do moisturize after this, you will notice the tan reducing and your skin would glow too. If you are lazy to make cucumber juice, you can use lemon juice instead.5. Lightens the skin tone:
Want a glowing skin for the evening party? Then use turmeric in your face pack, it has skin lightening properties and would bring a radiant look. As it even removes dead skin cells you can use a mask of ¼ teaspoon of turmeric, ½ teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Yogurt will act as an Exfoliator, honey will moisturize your skin and turmeric will brighten your skin tone. Apply this pack with the help of makeup brush and wash your face when the pack dries.
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