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Turmeric: What is, Uses, Benefits

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Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to help rejuvenate dull, lifeless skin. Here is how you can get the most out of it.

Are you tired of dull, tired-looking skin? If so, it might be time to spice up your skincare routine with the bright and vibrant yellow-orange spice called turmeric.


While it is more commonly known and used as a supplement, there are other ways to take advantage of it. Masks, creams, and serums can all help your skin look as beautiful as possible.

What is Turmeric

This ancient spice, which is related to ginger, has been used for centuries in many cultures for its believed healing properties and cosmetic benefits.


It can be found in ground form or as a supplement in a variety of beauty and dermatology products, and gets its health benefits primarily from a bioactive component called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


But don't just take our word for it - modern scientific research is starting to catch up with what many people have known for centuries and is beginning to study the positive impact of turmeric on the skin. Here are just a few of the ways that turmeric may benefit your skin:

Turmeric Benefits for Skin

turmeric benefits for Skin
  • It contains properties that contribute to a natural glow: Turmeric is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that may help to offer a healthy glow and luster to your skin. It may also help to revitalize your skin.
  • It can help to heal wounds: The curcumin found in turmeric can help to heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and oxidation, as well as lowering your body's response to wounds. This can help wounds to heal more quickly and may also help tissues and collagen.
  • It may help with your psoriasis: The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric may help to control flares and other symptoms related to psoriasis. You can use it as a supplement or add it to your food, just be sure to discuss dosages with your doctor first.
  • It may help with acne scarring: A turmeric face mask may be able to help reduce acne and any resulting scars due to its anti-inflammatory properties, which can target your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring, so this combination of uses may help to clear up your face from acne breakouts.
  • It may help with a range of other dermatological conditions: While more research is needed to provide conclusive evidence, it is suggested that turmeric may be able to help with various skin issues such as eczema, alopecia, and even lichen planus.

How to use in Skin Care

As a mask: You can mix small amounts of Greek yogurt, honey, and turmeric together and apply the mixture to your face as a face mask. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.


When applied to the skin, turmeric can temporarily stain the skin or leave a yellow residue. If you are allergic, direct skin contact can cause irritation, redness, and swelling. It is always a good idea to test a small amount for any reactions.


As a supplement: There are many turmeric curcumin supplements available. Since turmeric has a low bioavailability, meaning that your body doesn't absorb much of it, we recommend finding one that also contains bioperine to help your body process it.


In skincare products: The easiest way to use turmeric for your skin is to use it with other useful ingredients from your favorite skincare brand! Serums, oils and moisturizers containing this ingredient is a great way to get it's benefits.


Like our Afterglow Collagen Face Oil. It comes with many other ingredients your skin will love!


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