How many times have we heard our grannies and moms insist that we have that Haldi doodh? How many times have they told us about the umpteen benefits of Haldi for our skin? Obviously then, turmeric is a household favourite and here are all the reasons why.
Turmeric comes packed with antiseptic and healing properties, it is easily available and it is super safe too.
- 1. Makes your skin glow
- 2. Heals psoriasis
- 3. Controls excess sebum production
- 4. Reduces skin pigmentation
1. Makes your skin glow
There is a reason why Indian weddings have a special haldi ceremony as a part of their wedding rituals. Turmeric’s high antioxidant properties rejuvenate dull and lifeless skin, helps improve and even out the complexion, and brightens the skin. It provides luster and shine to the skin and brings out its natural glow.
BB Pro Tip: Use a turmeric and rose water pack once every week to control the sebum levels of your skin. So just mix in some milk with two teaspoons of haldi and apply it as a face pack once a week for a soft, supple skin.
2. Heals psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin condition when your skin is inflamed and it starts to peel. Known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, turmeric helps a great deal in controlling and keeping these skin inflammations under check. It works really well to calm and soothe skin psoriasis. Additionally, turmeric also aids in lowering cytokines levels that stimulate cell inflammation and maybe a cause of psoriasis.
BB Pro Tip: Add turmeric to your diet and to your face packs to treat Psoriasis but make sure you consult your doctor before you start taking any home remedies.
3. Controls excess sebum production
Oily skin is one problem that most of us face. Excessively oily skin is a condition usually caused due to an overactive sebaceous gland, which causes various skin issues such as acne and inflammations. Turmeric is a rich source of fatty acids and phytosterols that keep oil production under check and helps keep your skin clear and smooth.
BB Pro Tip: Use a turmeric and rose water pack once every week to control the sebum levels of your skin.
4. Reduces skin pigmentation
Turmeric is used in Indian food to give it a beautiful flavour. The bleaching properties of turmeric are another great way to help reduce uneven skin tone and pigmentation. This herb has antiseptic properties that keep skin infections at bay.
BB Pro Tip: Simply apply a mixture of one tsp of turmeric powder with 1 tsp of lemon juice to affected area and rinse it off after 30 minutes. Welcome clear, blemish free skin!
Drink it up
Turmeric has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that help flush the toxins out and in turn ease out your digestive system, which in turn clears your skin.
BB Pro Tip: To add this wonder ingredient to your diet, mix in some haldi with a glass of milk and drink it every third day, to stay healthy.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 07, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!