5 Turmeric Benefits for Skin You Should Know About

Turmeric has a lot of uses. Whether it be food, health, or something else. Some uses are talked about more than others. However, did you know that there are actually loads of turmeric benefits for skin? This is one of the biggest secrets within the world of skincare. Today, I’m letting you in on the secret and sharing the top turmeric skin care perks. 

Grab your turmeric out of your kitchen pantry and let’s explore what turmeric can do for you! 

What is Turmeric? 

If you haven’t heard of turmeric before, then you’re probably very confused. Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in. Turmeric is a plant that gets ground into a powder to use for various reasons, typically as a spice. It is often used in curry to give the well known spice that comes along with a curry dish. It is also used for smoothies, lattes, and other recipes. 

There are loads of health benefits from turmeric including anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants, and lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer, and even combat Alzheimers. 

Turmeric Skin Benefits

Now that we know some of the health benefits, let’s talk about the benefits of turmeric on skin. Here are the top 5 perks of turmeric skin care: 

1. Glow

Everyone searches for that glow that makeup can’t give, but not many people understand how to get it. One of the ways to achieve that natural glow is with turmeric! A lot of the time, the reason our skin is lacking in terms of glow is that its natural luster is being hidden behind dead skin or irritation. 

This allows your natural skin to shine by removing that irritation and leaving a clean dewy canvas that looks effortlessly radiant. Not to mention this gives your skin a healthy look, which is always the goal. 

2. Scarring

If you’re like me, you deal with the repercussions of picking at your face through high school after your mom kept telling you not to in your adult life. As always, mom was right, and as always, we did not listen. Lucky for us, turmeric can help remedy this issue, so we don’t have to suffer the consequences of our actions. It can help subside acne scarring significantly. The anti-inflammatory properties allow for acne breakout to subside, giving your skin time to heal and irritation to subside which are two of the biggest reasons you can never seem to get rid of scarring. 

3. Brightens 

One of the biggest questions people ask is does turmeric lighten skin? The answer is yes! It can brighten your skin in darker areas. Many beauty gurus have used this trick to lighten their underarms or elbows if they are hyperpigmented. This can also be used on the face to help with dark patches. 

The possibilities are endless with this perk. Whip up your concoction and let it sit in the area for 10 to 20 minutes. Wipe it away, and revel in your brighter, even skin tone. As someone who is extremely insecure in my hyperpigmentation, I can say this was one of the biggest perks of finding out turmeric benefits for skin. 

4. Anti Aging

Another great addition to the benefits of turmeric is its anti-aging properties. This is a preventative benefit rather than after the face, so it might not get rid of wrinkles or fine lines, but it definitely can prevent you from getting any or more if you already have some. 

Turmeric acts as a shield for your face from the damage it takes everyday whether that be environmental toxins, sun damage, or a cumulation of the two. These are the leading causes of wrinkles and premature aging, so turmeric stops it before it’s begun. This is not a substitute for sunscreen, however. Always wear your sunscreen on top of other skincare treatments you do! 

5. Calm Scalp

Never forget, your scalp is skin too! You can use turmeric to treat your dry scalp. Dandruff and other dry skin causes are stubborn, and it can be a long and frustrating process to find the solutions. Luckily, turmeric has pretty high success in treating the root of the problem, so you don’t have to worry about flakes or itchy scalp anymore. 

Turmeric can also help with hair loss, so if you’re starting to feel like your ponytail is getting a tad thinner or your hair is shedding more than normal. Add a turmeric hair mask into your hair care routine to see if this makes an impact.


Who knew the backbone of our beloved curry dish could have so many health and skin benefits? GO grab your turmeric and give some of these a try to see if this is the answer to your long search! Brighter and healthier skin is waiting. 

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