Beauty Benefits OF Turmeric

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turmeric-beauty tips and benefits

Turmeric is widely used as a dye and has been present in the culture of many countries for over 4000 years. In India, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries turmeric is an essential ingredient in many health and beauty recipes.

In Asia it is used in the rituals of beauty. Turmeric has many properties including antiseptic and is in natural anti-inflammatory. It is a powerful antioxidant, improves circulation, is an anti-bacterial and helps keep gums healthy.

In cosmetology its use is increased recently with the rise of cosmetics based on natural ingredients. Here are some simple and effective beauty tips to try at home.

Recipe For Acne
Mix ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon of sandalwood powder with two teaspoons of water (or the couple may need to form a thick paste). Apply on clean skin in the affected area.

Also for acne, mix one teaspoon of turmeric, 4 drops of lemon and a teaspoon of gram flour with 5 drops of milk (or the couple may need to obtain a thick paste).

Refreshing Mask For Skin Glow
Mix ¼ teaspoon turmeric, 5 drops of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of cucumber (extract yourself, blending cucumber slices). Apply on clean skin and leave on face for 10 minutes. Make sure to scrub it well as it helps in removing black heads too. Then wash with warm water.

Hand Softner
One teaspoon of olive oil and ¼ teaspoon turmeric, mix well. Add a cup of warm water and dip your hands. Keep your hands in water for 5 minutes. Wipe with warm water and apply hand cream.

Scrub
This treatment is ideal for the skin renewal. Mix ½ cup chickpea flour with ¼ tsp of turmeric and a teaspoon or two of milk (or that you need to obtain a dense mix). Apply before bathing the whole body with a sponge or your hands.  Also, know that this scrub or lotion is great for all skin types, even sensitive skin, because turmeric helps relieve itching and inflammation of the skin allergy reasons.

Pregnancy Stretch Marks
To prevent unsightly stretch marks due to pregnancy, apply a mixture of turmeric and cheese or turmeric and curd to your stomach and waist before going for a bath. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, and wash off.

Prevent Wrinkles With Turmeric
Honey exfoliates the skin and turmeric have healing power. Make a paste of turmeric powder and honey. Add few drops of rose water and apply on the face and neck. To prevent wrinkles, apply this turmeric face pack twice in a week.

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