The Many Benefits of Turmeric for Skin Care
Turmeric is a plant in the ginger family that can be eaten fresh or grounded into powder, which has been part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It has been used to treat stomach problems, poor blood circulation and wounds.
Recently studies have suggested that turmeric has great medicinal benefits and this can be due to one of its active compounds called Curcumin. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral compound.
Turmeric with the help of curcumin can provide the following benefits to the skin.
Turmeric clinical trials performed on women who had undergone caesarean section have shown that it can be effective in wound healing.
A study found that that turmeric can reduce oily skin by about 25 percent when applied twice daily.
Research has shown that turmeric can protect against sun damage symptoms such as wrinkles and sagging.
Studies have found turmeric as a preventive treatment for aging because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
A study showed that the curcumin compound found in turcumin is capable of preventing skin cancer by not letting cancer cells form. Another study showed that curcumin can prevent the growth of a tumor.
Curcumin can help with chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma, rosacea and other skin diseases. Research has found that curcumin prevents inflammation which is the underlying cause of the conditions mentioned above.