Say Bye Bye to Skin Problems with Turmeric

Submitted by rashmijsr on Sat, 2017-11-18 15:55

My experience with turmeric has been great. All of us suffer from skin problems during one or other phase of our life. Ladies usually suffer from skin problems more since their bodies go through lots of hormonal changes. All the hormonal changes affect the skin. From acne to increase in dark spots, change in skin pigmentation, two-toned skin etc. We have to undergo a lot when our bodies grow and our internal hormonal health changes. My skin problems started after my baby was born. I have the Thyroid problem and I am in my late thirties which may be causing rapid changes in my hormonal health which may be the cause of skin problems. I started having acne problems two years back and now my skin dries a lot during winters. I went to the doctor and he gave me a cortisone cream and some tablets to reduce inflammation caused by skin dryness. He said the cause of my skin problem was too much exposure to the sun. I told him that I did not work outdoors but the doctor just wrote the medicines and said I need not worry and everything will be ok.

The dried skin reddened, got inflamed and itched a lot. The cream which doctor prescribed me did not help and my body did not react well to the tablets which he gave me so I discontinued them. I was very much tensed as to what to do as the skin inflammation and itching was beyond control. I searched the internet and read various articles as to how turmeric can help solve skin ailments. In India turmeric is a spice which is common in every household. I ate turmeric but then why I was having so much skin problems. What I did was I cut dairy products from my diet. I am a full vegetarian. For me, home remedies have always worked best. I know how much health problems I have solved just by using simple and healthy kitchen spices which many of us overlook. I purchased the whole turmeric from the market and got them grounded. I do not purchase the packed turmeric. The essential oils which are in turmeric are very beneficial for your body so I would suggest you to purchase the turmeric bulbs and get them grounded so that you are assured that it is unadulterated and carries maximum health benefits.

I took a portion of the turmeric powder and then fried it on a medium flame for 3 to 5 minutes and then left it to cool down. I mixed it with honey and black pepper. I used black pepper since it increased the availability of curcumin which is found in turmeric and it carries all the health benefits. I started eating one small tablespoon of this mixture after eating my breakfast in the morning with apples. Apples also enhance absorption of curcumin. This home remedy did solve my skin problem to some extent but still, there was scaling of the skin on my face around my nose and mouth. I started applying turmeric face pack with which I mixed one small tablespoon of honey, half tablespoon turmeric and 14 drops of almond oil and applied it on my face. I left it to dry for 5 minutes and then washed off. Do not apply soap after you have washed the face pack of turmeric. You will get a yellow skin tone. Do not worry, what you can do is apply a good moisturizing cream then clean the skin with soft tissue paper. After you have cleaned your skin fully. Apply the cream and let the skin soak it. You will notice that the yellow color of your skin has reduced and will be gone after some time. With repeated application of turmeric face pack, you will see marked improvements in your skin drying problem or dermatitis.

I have controlled my skin problems by the use of turmeric. Harness the goodness of this golden herb and heal your skin from within. Turmeric not only cures your skin problems but it also gives a natural glow to your skin.

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