In Ancient times women used to have a smooth and blemish free complexion even at an old age.
The secret of their ageless beauty lies in their use of natural ingredients. One such natural ingredient is Turmeric.
Turmeric is one of the most cherished and most commonly used spices in India and Thailand. It’s mainly used for culinary purposes to add spice to Asian cuisine and yet, this anti-inflammatory herb has also been used for centuries in Ancient Ayurvedic medicine.
As a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral agent, it is the curcuminoids (Curcumin) within turmeric that can eliminate free radical damage and heal the skin. That’s why it’s so amazing at supporting good skin health and helping to prevent the first signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Several studies have suggested Turmeric could counteract the effects of ageing while one study observed that insects who were fed a diet of Turmeric had a significantly longer lifespan.
Another two studies published in the March 2010 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that moisturising creams with turmeric when used twice daily can dramatically minimise fine lines and wrinkles, while dark spots and skin pigment changes were reduced by nearly 15%.
It appears that taking Turmeric has numerous benefits for your skin health. In my experience, the problem is finding interesting ways to get more of this golden spice into your diet.
I enjoy a curry containing turmeric but this would get boring to have every single day. That’s why I decided to do a little research and find new ways to receive more of these anti-inflammatory benefits. Here are some of my favourites…
Turmeric Tea Golden Mylk
This is a delicious way to add more turmeric into your life. Combine almond milk, cinnamon and black pepper (to increase absorption), ginger root, cayenne pepper and raw honey/maple syrup to create a soothing tea that will warm your insides and give your skin an amazing glow. Check out the turmeric tea recipe below…
- 2 cups of almond, coconut or oat milk
- 1 tsp turmeric or turmeric spice mix
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- A pinch of black pepper (to increase absorption)
- A tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
- Blend all of the ingredients until smooth in a high speed blender.
- Pour the mixture into a small saucepan. Heat for 3-5 minutes over a medium heat until hot but not boiling.
- Drink immediately.
Turmeric Face Mask
Applying turmeric within a face mask is one of the best ways to get antioxidants onto the skin and slow down cell damage.
Turmeric can exfoliate the skin, improving skin texture and reducing inflammation such as acne, dryness, psoriasis and eczema. Turmeric is also meant to be excellent for diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
This simple face mask recipe is all natural and an easy way to get the benefits of turmeric directly into your skin.
- Your flour of choice – 2 tablespoons of Buckwheat, Coconut, Oat, Rice flour etc
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- A few drops of honey
- 3 tbsps of Coconut Milk or Yogurt (can fight acne)
- Mix the flour, turmeric, honey and coconut milk together to form a paste.
- Apply a thin layer to your face.
- Leave to dry for 20 minutes.
- Rinse clean in the shower, scrubbing gently to remove the mask.
Blend Into A Turmeric Smoothie
Boost your skin’s anti-inflammatory properties in the morning with this simple turmeric smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1-1½ cups cold water
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric paste (recipe below)
- Place all of the smoothie ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
- Drink and enjoy!
These recipes should inspire you to try different ways with turmeric. Turmeric is one powerful anti-inflammatory that if incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle can have a beneficial impact on improving skin health.
In my experience, I have noticed considerable improvements in the tightness and tone of my facial features when I’ve used the above recipes along with following a dedicated facial yoga exercise program.
Working on tightening and toning the skin is essential through daily facial yoga exercises that focus on these areas. Thankfully, you don’t need to use anti-aging products with many chemical ingredients to get good results.
When it comes to anti-aging, when you use turmeric, you are gaining all the powerful benefits of this one natural ingredient and taking back your authority to know exactly what you are adding onto and absorbing into your skin.
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