7 Beauty Uses Of Turmeric You’ll Thank Us For Telling You About
Turmeric, commonly known as haldi in India, is a generations-old spice used for varied purposes. Although its primary use is to add colour and taste to your food, it also offers a host of beauty benefits to your skin and hair. Here’s how you can make use of turmeric to look and feel beautiful.
For The Skin
1) Acts As Face Cleanser and Smoothens Lips
A mixture of 1tsp turmeric and 1tbsp milk acts as a cleanser when applied on your face. It also helps in healing and treating chapped lips, thus making them smoother.
2) Lightens Stretch Marks
Turmeric can help lighten your stretch marks. Mix 1tbsp of gram flour (besan), 1tbsp turmeric and 2tbsp rose water/raw milk/yoghurt and apply it to the required area. Keep it until dry, then wash off. Repeat this for a month to see better results.
3) Reduces Skin Tanning and Pigmentation
In order to treat skin tanning and pigmentation, simply apply a mixture of 1tsp turmeric and 1tsp lemon juice to your face daily. This will help to even out your skin tone.
4) Reduces Facial Hair Growth
Yes, turmeric can help reduce facial hair. A paste of 1tbsp gram flour and turmeric each when applied for a period of one month to your face shows effective results.
For The Hair
5) Fights Dandruff & Hair Loss
Apply a mixture of 1tbsp turmeric and 1tbsp olive oil on your scalp 15 minutes before taking a shower, as it increases circulation in the scalp and provides nutrition, thus resulting in removal of dandruff. A teaspoon honey and 1tbsp milk added to 1tsp turmeric also helps in fighting hair loss problems.
6) Acts As A Natural Hair Dye
Turmeric can be used as a natural hair dye to brighten your hair colour. Add a cup of boiling water to a mixture of 1tsp ground ginger, 1tsp dry mustard, 1tsp curry powder and a pinch of tumeric. Cover it and let it cool. Now, pour the mixture on your washed and dried hair about five to six times. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Lastly, add a dash of vinegar to cold water and pour over; it acts as a good conditioner.
7) Improves Scalp Conditions
Cicatricial alopecia is a scalp illness caused by inflammation that damages the hair and restricts the growth of new hair. Also, fungal infections can sometimes be the cause for hair loss. Curcumin, a functional ingredient in turmeric, contains anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant and antibacterial properties that fight such ailments that damage the hair.
So now you know: turmeric does not just add colour to your food, it also adds a glow to your face. Do you know any more beauty uses of turmeric? Share them with us in the comments section.
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