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Turmeric, the Skincare Miracle Ingredient

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Turmeric, the bright yellow-orange root of the ginger family that has been praised for its healing powers dating back to 2500 BCE, and is crowned as the most beneficial natural ingredients. The critical antioxidant Curcumin in Turmeric has many researched-backed and time-tested benefits. Curcumin is the compound which gives the spice its signature color! With its extremely potent antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, Curcumin can actually help speed up the healing process of wounds, help treat acne and acne scars, pigmentation, stretch marks, sun damage, early signs of aging, and even psoriasis to name a few. Turmeric is truly a miracle ingredient for your skin.

Acne

Due to turmeric's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it works to keep bacteria from spreading and by reducing the redness and swelling of the blemish. The anti-fungal qualities of turmeric manage microorganism growth on the skin, meaning it prevents acne-causing bacteria and other infections from spreading, keeping your face clear from acne breakouts.

Since turmeric also speeds healing, it can help with larger, open blemishes, and soothes the skin by clearing out pores.  A study published in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin showed that curcumin is over 35 times stronger than the prescription acne medication azelaic acid against P. acnes, the most common type of acne bacteria. Taking turmeric as a supplement can also significantly reduce acne breakouts.

Research has also found early indications that Turmeric has the potential to treat acne caused by excessive sebum production, which in turn also helps regulate skin that is prone to oiliness.

Try our Turmeric and MCT oil for acne and to balance out your skins oil production

Scars & Stretch Marks

Curcumin contains a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that reduces excess production of melanin, which helps to even skin tone and lighten scars. It stimulates collagen production and limits the effect of free radicals! Research has even shown that the use of turmeric cream promotes fast healing and helps prevent wound-associated complications in cesarean section operations.

Turmeric has the intoxicative power to penetrate and improve the function of the membrane cells, which help prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Dark circles

Being an anti-inflammatory and lightening agent, turmeric benefits the skin by reducing the appearance of dark circles, and also stimulates blood circulation which in helps to reduce puffiness.

Dryness & Brightening

This magic spice works to deeply hydrate, revitalize the skin, quickly removes dead skin cells to reveal soft and healthy skin, and protects the skin from further damage. Regular turmeric use brightens the skin, improves complexion, and rejuvenates dull-looking skin. This gives it a radiant quality, allowing it to shine and glow! Try our Turmeric and Manuka Honey Glow Mask or the Turmeric Butter 

Anti-aging

When the skin’s natural oils are depleted, it tends to lose elasticity and starts showing fine lines and wrinkles. Turmeric helps prevents the action of elastase enzyme, which acts on elastin, a protein that gives your skin flexibility and structure, preventing wrinkle formation.

Harsh UV rays are the number one cause of premature ageing. Turmeric benefits the skin by protecting and preventing it from sun damage, free radicals, and controls aging due to its potent antioxidant properties. Rich in vitamin C, it helps accelerate cell turnover and increases the skins collagen production to make it look and feel smoother. Healthy skin requires oxygen and nutrients provided by blood flow to the skin, and researchers discovered that turmeric increased the length and diameter of blood vessels within skin layers.

Skin Conditions

Turmeric helps treat severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities work greatly in treating even the trickiest skin conditions. Eczema is an inflammatory skin problem that creates red, dry, itchy skin. Curcumin can relieve these symptoms, due to its antimicrobial effects on eczema-causing bacteria and boosts skin cell regeneration. Psoriasis refers to an autoimmune inflammatory skin condition where silvery, thickened, flaky scales form on the body. These patches are a due to cell buildup and are often prone to bleeding and cracking. Turmeric can help control the inflammation associated with Psoriasis, as it works to limit cell production which reduces the frequency of these patches. In research studies, curcumin suppressed the excess keratinocytes produced (psoriasis patches) and decreased pro-inflammatory proteins (cytokines). 

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