Every child fantasizes about growing up, being a cool guy in college and what not but when they do grow up and hit puberty there is one thing that dampens these dreams. Acne.
Acne, also known as pimples, is a skin infection mostly on the face associated with hormonal influx in the body. When that happens, people start doing loads of stuff to get rid of it right from simple washing routines to costly medications. They spend thousands when all they have to do is visit the Kitchen.
Yeah, you heard it right. There is a substance ranking among the oldest medicines in the world. Traditionally used in India since thousands of years.
You guessed right. Turmeric is our brave saviour.
Turmeric a herb which grows widely in India is rich in curcuminoids and chiefly in curcumin. Curcuminoids have been tested to be more effective than even antibacterials against Propionibacterium acnes, the bacterium mainly responsible for acne.
This easily available substance can change your life if you the know the right ways of Using Turmeric for Acne Treatment.
Here are a few trusted and safe ways to treat acne with Turmeric.
Firstly we will see a few ways of using Turmeric alone.
A simple paste of turmeric powder in water, applied twice per day after thoroughly washing your face not only prevents further spread of acne but also speeds up the disappearance of acne.
Other cleaning agents, even alcohol can prevent infection but only turmeric has this ability to leave traces on the skin which speed up the recovery of affected areas.
Consuming turmeric is a long term and moreover preventive mechanism rather than treatment but it’s still worthwhile to mention. Turmeric be an antioxidant as well a detox agent keeps the blood and other body fluids clean which is half the battle won against acne.
Along with these direct methods, Turmeric can also be used in combination with other simple household substances, here are a few examples:
Turmeric powder mixed with Yoghurt and some flour like rice flour or flour of pulses acts as a very good anti-acne agent, making it disappear and also preventing any scars or black marks due to acne. The plan here is simple. Turmeric acts as an antibacterial while the yoghurt provides moisture and other lactic compounds. The flour’s small rough particles do a cleansing action on the minute contours of the skin.
Another great combination is Turmeric with Sandalwood oil or Olive oil. Both more or less work the same way, countering acne and soothing the skin. Sandalwood has an added benefit of providing a few vitamins to the skin.
The last and the most effective way is a paste of Turmeric Powder made in Honey.
This paste needs to be applied twice or thrice in a day after cleanly washing the affected area with warm water. This prevents the growth of acne, soothes and moisturizes the skin and also speeds up recovery and cleansing of the affected areas. After all if one mixes up two of the world’s oldest medicines, what can one expect!?
So, here were a few tips, tricks and ‘How Tos’ about using turmeric to treat acne another important thing to remember is not to try anything blindly. One should read thoroughly and authenticate the information before proceeding with any kind of treatment.
Read well, be safe, be cool!
Author: Rohan Dandavate
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