Turmeric is Your Skin’s Best Friend 

By Muhammad Zeeshan

21 November 2022

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What exactly is turmeric?

 The seasoning Turmeric has long been thought to have medicinal as well as culinary uses by many cultures — it's a key ingredient in curry. It has been touted for hundreds of years for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Early evidence suggests that turmeric/curcumin products and supplements, both oral and topical, may provide therapeutic benefits for skin health, according to a 2016 study by Trusted Source. Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin.

 The antibacterial properties of turmeric

Turmeric- An Antidote against Acne and Pimples

 Propionibacterium acnes, the most abundant bacteria on human skin, is a contributing cause of acne. Antibiotics such as erythromycin and clindamycin, in combination with azelaic acid, are frequently prescribed to treat severe acne. As drug resistance grows, researchers are constantly testing new antimicrobial agents. Curcumin is one possibility that has sparked interest in the scientific community. When combined with lauric acid, curcumin has antibacterial activity against a variety of bacteria, including P. acnes, according to a 2013 study.

How magical is turmeric and how is it used as an inflammatory product?

 Several preliminary studies confirm that curcumin in turmeric may reduce inflammation in humans, and "research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions," according to a 2017 article by Trusted Source. Although there is some evidence that turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties may be beneficial to acne, no large clinical trials on its ability to help improve or cure acne have been conducted.

 Turmeric for acne treatment

 Turmeric supporters recommend both oral and topical applications to treat acne. Oral consumption is typically accomplished in three ways:

 Using turmeric as a flavor enhancer in cooking consuming turmeric tea and taking a turmeric supplement Curcumin may interact with certain medications and is not recommended for people with gallbladder disease. Before incorporating turmeric into your acne treatment plan, consult with your doctor. If you choose to use turmeric topically, such as in a face mask, consult your dermatologist about the risks of curcumin allergies. Select a turmeric-based commercial product. Discuss the possibility of developing a sensitivity to the spice over time as well.

Turmeric- A cure for many skin problems

 Contact dermatitis is an itchy red rash caused by direct contact with an allergen or irritant. Although the rash is unpleasant, contact dermatitis is not contagious or life-threatening. 11 separate studies show that the curcumin in turmeric is an allergen and can cause contact dermatitis, according to a 2015 review trusted Source. Put a dime-sized area of the product on your forearm to test for allergy. If you don't have a reaction within 24 hours, you're unlikely to have an allergic reaction.

Turmeric and skin discoloration

 Turmeric is a deep yellow spice that gives curry powder its distinct color. In fact, one of turmeric's original applications was for fabric dyeing. Turmeric can stain things other than cloth, such as:

your skin and nails porcelain, such as sink and bathtub countertops, particularly marble dishes

Most stains can be removed from most items, but it may take a few scrubbings.

Final Verdict

Turmeric is well-known for its ability to treat a variety of ailments, including acne. Although there are some indications that curcumin in turmeric may be an effective acne treatment, there is currently no proof. However, there is evidence that it can irritate and stain skin.

A DIY for making a turmeric mask

The key to making a turmeric face mask is to make a paste out of turmeric powder or extract and a thickening agent. Some of the ingredients may differ depending on the skin concern:

Combine turmeric, warm water, and honey for acne and antibacterial concerns.

Combine turmeric with yogurt and lemon juice for extra nourishment and brightening effects on hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

For natural pain relief, combine turmeric extract with aloe Vera gel.

Simply combine turmeric and water for antioxidant power (you may add a small amount of almond or rice flour to make this mask thicker and easier to apply).