Turmeric is one of herbs that commonly cultivated in Asian countries that has tropical climate with high level of rainfalls. They belong to ginger family and have tons of benefits from dying numerous types of material to simply cooking tasty dish.
But its benefit does not stop there turmeric can also be used for other health treatment such as healing burnt skin, detoxing free radicals that comes into our body as well as it can be made into paste and can be applied to your skin to create face mask and help you lighten your skin tone.
TURMERIC AND SKIN LIGHTENING
Light or fair skin is usually dreamed by women who live in warmer countries such as in Asia. However, women in some parts of Asia were born with higher level of melanin presence on the epidermis layer in their skin which then causes them to have naturally darker skin color.
However, people with naturally lighter skin color can also experience discoloration on their skin caused by external factors such as sun exposure, pollution and all the dirt that is roaming in the air. These things can create dirt to linger on our skin as well as blemish and acne breakouts. But thanks to turmeric advantageous substance, this problem can be treated with home remedies.
The compound in turmeric that can benefit our health and beauty is called curcumin. Curcumin can help our skin to reduce hyperpigmentation as well as control the production of melanin in our body that can create darker color of our skin
In this article we would like to share with you some natural home remedies that are easy to make from turmeric that can help us to have lighter skin tone. These home remedies can save you some money as well as keep you from adding more chemical ingredients to your skin when you use unnatural skin care product from the store.
TURMERIC BASED HOME – REMEDIES
1.Turmeric and Lemon Face Mask
Other than curcumin in turmeric that can help to lighten your skin tone, lemon juice can also dissolve oil level in your skin which can help to reduce the risk of acne breakouts on your skin.
The ingredients can’t be any easier than this, all you need just 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix them altogether and stir well until you reach certain consistency that is like paste. Apply on your skin and wait until it dries off, and rinse with cool water until all mixture is cleansed from your skin. Dry your skin with soft and clean towel.
Repeat the use of this face mask about 2 or 3 times a week for about a month and continue with using it once in every week. Adding a teaspoon of baking soda 1 table spoon of corn starch can also enhance the result from this face mask to brighten your skin.
2.Turmeric and Milk Cream
Milk has natural ability to exfoliate our skin that can peel the dead skin cells on our face. This benefit can result in brighter skin color and more glowing effect. When combined with turmeric they can be a powerful mixture to fight acne and hyperpigmentation in your skin.
Put together in a small bowl ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix them well and apply evenly on your face. You can double the ingredient should you need more of this mask. Let it rest for about 20 minutes and wash your face clean with water after the mask has dried off. If you still find certain spots with yellow stain from the turmeric, you can try to clean it with cotton ball dipped in milk before rinsing it again with clean water.
Repeat the use of this face mask 3 times in a week for noticeable result. You can also opt for milk powder added with rose water if you would like to have the benefits of rosewater added to your face mask.
3.Turmeric and Oil
Turmeric and oil mask is good for those suffering with supper dry, flaky skin. The oil that you may add varies from castor oil, olive oil, to almond oil. Each of the oil can give the needed moisture to your dry skin and the turmeric can give you the brighter skin that you always dreamed of.
All you need to do is mixing 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder with a 1 table spoon of any oil that you would prefer. Mix them together and apply them on your skin evenly. Give your face gentle massage to let your skin absorb all the moisture from the oil. Let it then rest for couple of minutes and wash it off with warm water followed by cold water. If you would like to remove the greasy feeling from the oil, wash your face with gentle face wash and don’t forget to apply moisturizer cream after than to keep your skin moisturized.
You want to repeat the use of this face mask for about 3 times a week. However, those with oily skin might want to abstain from this treatment as this might increase the oil level on your skin.
4.Turmeric and Gram Flour
Turmeric and gram flour is a perfect combination for scrub that can both cleanse and give your skin natural glow which will also make your skin look brighter. If you choose to add yoghurt to this scrub it can give your skin moisture as well. However, if you cannot stand the smell of yoghurt, water can also be a good substitute.
Put together 2 tablespoon of gram flour and ½ teaspoon of turmeric with some amount of yoghurt or water. You can adjust the liquid level to get the right paste consistency of your face scrub. Apply it on your skin and give them a good rub for about 30 seconds to 1 minute before rinsing it off with cool clean water.
Repeat using this scrub once every 2 days for maximum result. Expect a more glowing skin yet subtle in texture. However, should you experience irritation from using this face mask or any other face mask mentioned above, please contact your dermatologist and discontinue the use of the face mask until you are certain with what is the cause of the irritation.
Even though turmeric has this bright orange-y color that sometimes can leave stain on your skin, but compared to the benefit that this ingredient carries, the stain can be easily removed with cotton ball that is soaked in milk cream or just warm water but your lighter skin can last longer. So as long as you don’t have any allergic reaction to it, continue using it on your skin to achieve noticeable result.