KOMPAS.com Apart from being used as a kitchen spice, turmeric has long been associated with health and beauty benefits.
These positive effects of turmeric mainly come from curcumin which is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Reported from HealthlineHere are some of the benefits of turmeric for the skin that are important to know:
1. Make skin more radiant
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These two properties make turmeric able to provide a natural glow to the skin.
To get these benefits, try a turmeric mask to apply on the skin. Mix it with Greek yogurt or honey and apply on the face for 15 minutes. After that, rinse with water until clean.
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2. Helps wound healing
The curcumin in turmeric can help heal wounds by reducing inflammation and oxidation.
Curcumin also reduces the body’s response to wounds so that wound healing is faster.
Research has found that turmeric is able to positively affect collagen tissue. The journal Life Sciences recommends using curcumin as a formula optimized for acting on wounds.
3. Overcoming psoriasis
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of turmeric can help with psoriasis by controlling flares and other symptoms.
The National Psoriasis Foundation says that turmeric can be taken as a supplement or added to food.
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However, before that, you should first consult with a medical expert to get the right dose.
4. Reduce acne scars
Turmeric masks are believed to be able to reduce acne and stubborn scars. This may be thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties that target pores and soothe the skin.
Turmeric is also known to reduce scar tissue. The combination of these benefits can help the facial skin become cleaner.
5. Treating scabies
An early study in India said that a combination of turmeric and neem, a plant native to India, was effective in treating scabies.
Scabies is a medical condition caused by microscopic mites that leave a rash on the skin.
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6. Helps other dermatological conditions
In fact, there isn’t enough research to provide evidence that turmeric can help other skin conditions.
However, turmeric is suggested to help with eczema, alopecia, whale lichen, and other skin problems.