What Are The Benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has a long history of use in traditional medicine. This flavored-filled spice is cultivated from the roots of a flowering plant in India, throughout Southeast Asia, and South America. Turmeric is not only what gives curry its vibrant yellow color, but it is also known for having potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Other Turmeric benefits are its capacity to protect your skin from free radicals, slows the aging process, and helps improve skin’s health. The primary active component of Turmeric is Curcumin, a natural antioxidant, which is responsible for most of Turmeric’s health benefits. 

Turmeric for skin is so popular because of its natural effective impact on the skin’s overall health. One of Turmeric’s main claims to fame is its natural anti-inflammatory ingredient. The right dose of curcumin may be a more effective anti-inflammatory treatment than common inflammation-fighting medication, without side effects. Turmeric is an effective treatment for acne and eczema due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect your body against damage caused by free radicals, a class of highly reactive atoms that are generated in our bodies. There are also environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke and industrial chemicals. Exposure to these free radicals’ messes with the fats and proteins in your body, which may lead to a number of diseases. Antioxidant-rich spices like turmeric can play a role in protecting you from free radical damage. 

Have you ever wondered why the skin in the armpits turns a darker shade than the rest of your skin? Your skin color is determined by pigment cells called melanocytes. When these cells multiply more, they can turn the skin a darker color. Dead cells also accumulate in the underarm area and can cause darkness. Shaving is another major factor for underarm darkening because while shaving, the hair is cut right above the surface of the skin, making the area look dark. But is there a way to lighten underarms? You may ask. There are medical treatments but the best natural way to treat the darker shade of skin is by doing an armpit detox. Wait, how to detox your armpits? Yes, it’s a thing! This is where turmeric steps in - Turmeric for underarms! Is turmeric good for underarms? Absolutely, other benefits of turmeric are that it exfoliates the skin and improves its texture and it lightens your skin and evens out its tone. 

Since turmeric offers internal and external benefits, there are plenty of ways to incorporate its healing properties into your DIY skincare products. Here are two simple DIY turmeric armpit detox you can try: 

  • Take one tbsp. of raw honey, 3-4 tbsp. of lemon juice and mix it with 2-3 pinches of turmeric powder, mix everything well. Use clean hands to spread a thin layer onto each armpit. Let the turmeric armpit mask sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, using a soft, wet washcloth. 

  • Take one tbsp of Ground turmeric, 1 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar, one tbsp of raw honey, warmed, and about 1-2 tbsp of milk. Mix the turmeric powder with the apple cider vinegar and honey in a small glass bowl. Mix it well until it achieves a thin paste-like consistency. Use clean hands to spread a thin layer onto each armpit. Let the turmeric armpit mask sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, using a soft, wet washcloth. If turmeric powder stains your skin yellow, apply milk to a cotton ball and swipe all over the stained skin. 

Repeat masks twice a week for lighter-smoother underarms. Do not forget to try our Advanced Nourishing Clay Mask. It contains the natural benefits of five organic ingredients, including the magical turmeric. 

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