Turmeric is an age-old Indian herb used for both beauty and health and it is riding the wave of popularity in the western world in recent past years.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) belongs to the ginger family and is native to the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia. It contains medicinal compounds like curcumin which is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric is very well known to work miraculously in treating and preventing diseases .well! it works beyond this to restore and enhance your natural beauty.

Here are 8 turmeric beauty hacks

1: Turmeric acne healing mask: Turmeric Is a very good antiseptic and antibacterial herb and works effortlessly to cure acne.

Ingredients: Pinch of turmeric

1 ½ tablespoon of honey

Directions: Mix these two ingredients and apply it gently over your face .now wait for 15 minutes and then rinse off.

This will help to heal the acne scars and prevent them from getting back. This will also give you a very soft, smooth and glowy skin.

2. Turmeric glow mask: Turmeric helps to restore your natural glow and makes your skin healthy and beautiful.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon chickpea powder.

½ tablespoon turmeric powder

3 tablespoon milk

Directions: Mix the above ingredients and apply a thin layer to your face and neck and let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

3. Turmeric for cracked heels: Turmeric is full of healing properties that help to soften cracked heels.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of turmeric

2 tablespoon of coconut oil.

Directions: Mix the above ingredients to form a fine paste .now apply this over the heels for 10-15 minutes preferably before bath.

4.Best for burns: Turmeric is a very well known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties .when a pinch of it is applied over minor cuts and burns it promotes fast healing.

5.The golden milk: This is a super drink to boost your immunity, improve your general health and purify blood thereby giving a beautiful skin.

Ingredients: milk – 2 cups

Turmeric – ½ teaspoon turmeric

Ginger – ¼teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch of ground cardamom

Directions: put the spices and the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and stir well. Turn off the heat after 5-7 minutes and now strain the milk and serve.

6.Turmeric Hydrating face mask: Turmeric is an excellent herb for your skin and it can hydrate and revitalize the skin effortlessly.

Ingredients: turmeric – 1 teaspoon

Eggs – 1

Olive oil – 1 teaspoon

Directions: Mix all the ingredients to obtain a paste and apply a thin layer on your face. wait for 15 -20mins and rinse it off.

7. Pigmentation free lips

Turmeric works beautifully against pigmentations and helps to get an even tone. lip pigmentation is a very common issue and can be resolved by using turmeric.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon milk

Directions: combine these two ingredients to form a paste and apply it over your lips for 5 to 10 mins and gently scrub it off.

8. Antidandruff hair oil: turmeric is having antifungal and bacterial properties that work effectively against dandruff and scalp infections.

Ingredients: ½ teaspoon turmeric

 3 to 4 tablespoon coconut oil.

Directions: Mix the turmeric into the coconut oil .stir it well and apply it over the scalp for 15 -20 minutes and then wash your hair with any herbal shampoo.

So these were the few turmeric hacks for beauty and health.

This article was from Dr. Grishma Dessai
You can follow her on Instagram @anahat_unstrucksound

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