Benefits of using Turmeric for skin care

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A healthy and vibrant skin is the dream of everyone. Among so many useful benefits of Turmeric, this is the most powerful spice known for brightening your skin. It is a well known healing ingredient with cosmetic benefits that people around the world have been using for hundreds of years.

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A report states that every ounce of turmeric gives you 26% of your daily requirement of manganese and 16% of your daily requirement of iron. The spice is also a wonderful source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and vitamin C.

It can be used to reduce skin troubles such as, acne, redness, uneven skin tones, scarring etc.

A few ways are mentioned below in which you can use Turmeric for beautiful, glowing skin :

1. It helps your skin glow naturally :

Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-Inflammatory properties. These contribute in reviving your skin by bringing out natural glow and make your skin look bright.

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To bring out the natural glow of your face skin, use a turmeric face mask at home .Just mix small amount of yogurt, honey and turmeric together and apply on your face. Keep the mask on for at least 15 minutes then wash off with water.

2. Cures acne :

Facing acne problems? You can use Turmeric face masks to reduce acne. It is very effective for reducing acne and redness as it has antibacterial components. It helps in destroying bacteria that causes acne and also removes excess oil from the skin.

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Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoons of sandalwood and some milk and make a paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it on to dry or at least for 15 minutes. Wash off with water. Repeat a few times a week to see results.

3. Helps removing dead skin cells and cleansing :

Turmeric is a great cleansing agent. To make a cleansing face mask, mix powdered rice, flour, powdered masoor dal, turmeric powder, some milk or rose water accordingly and form a paste. Apply it on your face, rinse off with water when it becomes dry. This face mask will leave your face clean and soft. Apply couple of times a week for better results.

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4. Great for removing sun burn :

Turmeric also helps in removing sun burn that makes your skin look dull. Prepare a paste by mixing a little amount of turmeric,lemon juice and raw milk. Apply the mixture properly all over the affected area and leave on to dry. Wash it off with cold water, when it dries. Apply regularly.

5. Reduces pores :

The anti-inflammation components of turmeric helps reduce skin pores. It is also known for reducing scarring.

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Mix a pinch of turmeric with besan or gram flour properly and form a paste. Apply it on the affected areas and let dry for at least 25 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

6.Treats cracked heels and dry skin :

Turmeric paste can be used for treating cracked heels. Mix some coconut oil with turmeric powder and apply the paste on your cracked heels or dry skin. Rinse off after 15 minutes. Apply regularly for better results.

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It may concern a lot of people about turmeric turning their skin and face yellow. But don’t worry about it, in most face masks and mixtures only a little amount of turmeric is required which does not turn your face or skin yellow.

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