Did you know that some spices have as many benefits in food as in cosmetics ? Turmeric is a perfect example to illustrate that. Turmeric powder is made from the roots or rhizomes of the plant of the same name. Its antioxidant power protects cells from free radicals and fights against lipid oxidation of the membranes of our cells. Thereby, it prevents skin aging and wrinkles thanks to its inhibitory action on the activity of elastase - an enzyme responsible for signs of aging. Plus, it revives dull skin by giving a healthy glow. Turmeric is part of pre-wedding skin care in India, especially during the Haldi ritual. Turmeric paste is applied to the skin of the bride and groom to make them glow. Turmeric also soothes delicate skins and scalps and makes supple and shiny hair by facilitating the cleaning of dead cells. Turmeric improves skin elasticity and activates blood micro-circulation, ideal for reducing dark circles and reducing puffiness under the eyes due to fatigue. Curcumin is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing, helping to fight the proliferation of bacteria responsible for the inflammation responsible for acne pimples. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the inflammation of acne leading to redness and pimples. The effect of turmeric on acne is even more effective when combined with apple cider vinegar, which has astringent effects, as well as honey. Likewise, it helps reduce skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The feeling of well-being is even better in association with honey providing a feeling of freshness and calming the itching. Finally, turmeric has healing properties, ideal for acne marks, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. But be careful with turmeric because it contains curcumin, a powerful dye. If you use too much of it, it can dye your skin or your hair with a yellow tint which can take time to go out.
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