The Benefits of Using Turmeric in Your Skin Routine

Feb 02 , 2021

At Spa Durban, we are big believers in the power of natural ingredients to treat your skin – especially turmeric – an Indian spice that has so many more beneficial uses than just being added to curry!

Also known by its bioactive name, curcumin, turmeric is included in several natural skincare products due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory components. Let’s explore the other ways in which this bright yellow powerhouse is going to ‘spice’ up your skin routine! 

  1. Treats Certain Skin Conditions

Thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, applying a little bit of turmeric to your skin in the form of a mask can provide some relief to users with psoriasis, eczema and acne.


Mixing turmeric with a small amount Greek yoghurt and honey and applying it as a mask for about 15 minutes will soothe and revive your skin, lessening the appearance of redness and blemishes, giving you a glow.


  1. Reduces Dark Circles

With its lightening and anti-inflammatory abilities, turmeric is an effective way to brighten those shadows under your eyes, giving your appearance a boost. Dark circles are also known to be caused by poor circulation, which can also be stimulated by turmeric. This reduces any puffiness, refreshing and reviving your skin.


  1. Heals Acne & Scarring

This unassuming ingredient has a lot of benefits, especially when it comes to helping heal acne and scarring. Apart from anti-inflammatory and ant-oxidant properties, turmeric also has antiseptic abilities that reduce redness, stops blemishes from swelling and keep bacteria from spreading.


The scars left behind from acne are sometimes harder to remove but turmeric helps with that, too! Yay! Another benefit of turmeric is that it helps reduce the excess production of melanin, keeping your skin tone even and, most importantly, lightening acne scars. Try one of our most highly-recommended products that contain turmeric, Scar Renewal Gel!


  1. Moisturises Your Skin

Due to changes in climate or stress, dry skin can have a negative impact on our appearance and mood. While there are many great moisturisers on the market, turmeric can give your skin the little extra care it needs by actually helping to alleviate the symptoms of dryness.


Used as a mask together with milk and honey, turmeric can nourish and hydrate your skin, while also being an excellent exfoliator. Apply 2-3 times a week and see the improvements in your glowing skin!


  1. Bonus: Healthy Hair!

We all know that there is a link between dry scalp and dry skin, and turmeric can help both! Say goodbye to the indignity of dandruff and let turmeric help. If you are already using coconut oil in your hair, mixing in a teaspoon of turmeric and leaving it on for about half an hour before shampooing and rinsing. You’ll soon see an improvement in your scalp and – happily – it also promotes hair growth!

To see and feel the benefits of turmeric working together with some of nature’s most powerful active ingredients, vitamins and minerals, we recommend Vhi’s Gluta Opti Caps! An incredibly effective treatment that works from the inside out, all you need to do is take two capsules every morning and watch the amazing results appear in the following weeks!


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