According to dermatologists, turmeric is one of the most popular skincare ingredients right now since it is tasty and can provide several benefits to the skin.
The benefits of turmeric for the face include treating acne, calming rashes, fading dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and lightening dark spots.
See how turmeric can make your skin brighter and healthier.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a root plant related to ginger, commonly used worldwide as a spice.
Dr. Patel notes that its yellow color is due to curcumin, “a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-neoplastic, an antioxidant compound that combats free radicals and damages caused by free radicals.”
For centuries, turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory health supplement to heal wounds and eliminate pain.
What Are The Skin Benefits Of Turmeric?
There are numerous benefits to using this spice, but it provides glowing, radiant skin.
Wizemann says, “It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that show promising benefits in treating acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and even pigmentation when either ingested and applied topically.”
Turmeric benefits the skin in the following ways:
- Calms Inflammation
- Treats Acne
- Soothes Skin rashes
- Lightens Dark Spots
- Brightens Skin
Is Turmeric A Good Skincare Ingredient?
Dr. Sethi says, “Though turmeric is most commonly used in a paste or thick mask form, it can certainly be used as an oil, as long as the ingredient combination does not cause turmeric to become unstable.”
She recommends finding products that contain soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera and rosehip oil.
Do Turmeric Products Have Side Effects?
Dr. Bhanot says turmeric has no side effects if you’re not allergic to it.
Dr. Patel says, “There can be some yellow staining of the skin if used in a DIY mask fashion, but skincare products have been designed to minimize that staining.