So what is the big deal with Turmeric?
Turmeric is known to benefit digestion issues like bloating, boosting energy levels, and supporting healthy cholesterol levels. However, in the past few years, it is gaining notoriety for other reasons. Turmeric powder is made from the root of Curcuma Zedoaria, a Southeast Asian ginger. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is responsible for its yellow-orange hue, as well as its potency as an anti-inflammatory. Western skincare companies have only recently recognized something that Eastern cultures have known for hundreds of years, and as a result, they have begun to include turmeric in their products as well.
Turmeric/curcumin products and supplements, both oral and topical, may give therapeutic benefits for skin health, according to a 2016 study by a Trusted Source. Turmeric offers antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-tumor benefits for its users.
Read on to see some of the ways that Tumeric and products with turmeric can benefit the skin.
Tumeric can slow down the aging process of the skin. With treatment, wrinkles are softened, skin stays supple, and improves elasticity.
A combination of turmeric and coconut oil is an effective anti-fungal treatment for dandruff as well as prevents hair loss and potentially stimulates hair growth.
Relief of eczema, psoriasis, and acne as well as wound healing have all been linked to turmeric.
Due to its antiseptic properties, turmeric combats pimples and breakouts as well as prevents scarring associated with acne.
Sebum, an oily substance from the sebaceous glands can be controlled with the application of turmeric.
Turmeric has positive research backing its ability to reduce inflammation and speed healing, which is beneficial for both medical and cosmetic purposes.
By reducing inflammation and oxidation in the body, curcumin contained in turmeric promotes wound healing. It also reduces your body's response to cutaneous wounds. Your wounds will heal faster as a result of this.
The Western approach to skin care is now finally taking some cues from the Eastern world. Scientists and studies are only scratching the surface of the many many benefits of turmeric.
In addition to the proven benefits, we have listed above, current and ongoing students are liking turmeric to:
At Phil’s Better, we believe in the benefits of using natural products like turmeric to treat skin and hair. Try our Better Scrub as it gently exfoliates and lathers. To reap the benefits of turmeric in your skincare routine try the turmeric ginger scrub.