Turmeric is the fourth most antioxidant-rich herb out of 159,277, according to its Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score. Curcumin, which is extracted from turmeric, has strong preventative and curative affects for several different ailments. With its cell-penetrating ability, curcumin can penetrate the body at the deepest levels to fight free radical damage.
The anti-aging, moisturizing, antioxidant, astringent and antimicrobial properties of turmeric are unbelievable. Turmeric (in combination with other ingredients) is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It is also beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Turmeric not only gives skin a fair complexion but it also nourishes and rejuvenates it.
Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Wrinkles, Rosacea, Acne and Dark Circles
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Mix turmeric powder with plain yogurt. Add a teaspoon of honey and apply the mixture onto your face for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. You can use this mask 3-4 times a week.
*Article originally appeared at Healthy Holistic Living.