The world cannot seem to get enough turmeric. In recent years, leaders in the health & beauty industry have noticed the amazing effects of this popular spice ingredient. Often used in South Asian curries, this aromatic root is not only delicious but highly beneficial for your skin.
The secret lies in curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient that gives turmeric its orange-yellow hue and antioxidant properties. Raw turmeric is so potent, that it’s known to treat many skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, eczema, discoloration, and scabies. Great for improving skin’s health and appearance, Eastern women have used turmeric in exfoliants and cleansers for centuries.
There are so many amazing and healing benefits of turmeric, that we decided to include the main reasons turmeric should be included in your skincare routine.
1) Treats Acne
Turmeric’s antimicrobial properties are great for fighting off skin bacteria which cause inflammation and acne breakouts. Using toners or masks containing turmeric allows the skin to absorb these antiseptic properties to maintain smooth skin, longer.
2) Removes Dead Skin Cells
A natural exfoliant, turmeric is great for removing dead skin cells, removing blackheads and reducing pore size.
3) Soothes Dry Skin
Whether your skin is naturally dry or you’re experiencing colder climate, turmeric can make your skin appear more supple, smooth and vibrant. Getting scrub or turmeric-infused facial might just be what you need to jump back after the blitz of winter!
4) Protects Against Sun Damage & Ageing
Topical creams and supplements containing turmeric were studied to improve signs of aging and sun damage. Its antioxidant properties help to restore the skin’s elasticity after long UVB exposure. No matter the age, it’s never too late to include turmeric in your moisturizer or sunscreen for supple, glowing skin.
5) Heals Scars & Wounds
Did we say turmeric is antiseptic? It cannot be stress enough the calming, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects of turmeric. Whether using topical treatments with turmeric or crushing it up straight out of the fridge, turmeric helps with treating wounds and healing scars faster.
6) Removes Dark Circles, Spots & Discoloration
We’ve been working hard for that big promotion, but we don’t want that to show on our faces! Turmeric is also a brightening agent that gives this root the ability to get rid of dark undereye circles, spots, and hyperpigmentation.
Try Our Turmeric-Infused Facial
If you’re not sure how to start using turmeric in your routine, try one of our treatments. Our Perfec-Tone facial includes a turmeric-infused face mask in its offerings. After cleansing, the turmeric mask is richly applied to the face as nutrients absorb into the pores through our 15-minute steam session. After your deep cleansing facial, your skin will feel rejuvenated with an added glow.
Contact us to reserve your next treatment, or for more skincare solutions.