7 Ways Turmeric Benefits Your Skin

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

Turmeric has numerous health benefits both as an internal and an external applicant. Among other uses, turmeric also plays a major role in keeping skin healthy and beautiful. Read further to know how helpful turmeric can be helping you maintain your skin.

 1. Anti-Aging

Being a rich antioxidant, turmeric increases the anti-aging factor of your skin. Turmeric improves skin elasticity and makes your skin look more youthful. It also stimulates the production of new skin cells. Turmeric also plays a role in minimizing wrinkles and fine lines in your skin.

2. Protection from Sun Damage

Turmeric can work as a natural sunscreen and protects your skin. If applied on your skin, turmeric extract can avoid damage of UV rays on your skin. Turmeric also works as an expert moisturizer by hydrating your skin.

 
 

3. Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer

The curcumin present in turmeric is known to help fight against carcinogen. It slows down the growth rate of cancer cells and can also reduce the size of tumors. Research specifically shows that turmeric can have a significant role to play in the fight against skin cancer(melanoma included).

4. Helps Reduce Acne and Acne Scarring

Being an anti-inflammatory compound, turmeric clears acne and acne scars by targeting your pores calming your skin. Since they have natural oil controlling properties, they help in keeping your skin clear and acne free from the start.

 
 

5. Improves Discoloration

Turmeric helps in evening out skin tone and reducing dark spots. Being a natural skin care ingredient, it promotes melanin formation and reduces pigmentation and melanin formation.

6. Anti-Bacterial and Healing Properties

Turmeric is antibacterial and is also an expert healing agent. If applied externally, it helps you recover from minor cuts and burns. Being anti-bacterial it helps you stay away from infection. If used in the long term it also prevents scarring.

7. Corrects Excessively Oily Skin

Turmeric helps keep your skin hydrated while keeping it oil-free at the same time. Excessive oil accumulation in your pores can result in several skin issues including acne and cyst formation. Regular use of turmeric prevents this condition.

 

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