10 Beauty Benefits Of Turmeric (Not Just For Your “Haldi”!)
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The humble haldi (or turmeric) has a host of beauty benefits. We’ve already told you the significance of using haldi in wedding ceremonies, but today we tell you why you should use it before and after the ceremony too! Here are 10 amazing beauty benefits of turmeric to get your skin glowing flawlessly!
1. Removes tanning
Haldi is one of the most effective ingredients for removing a stubborn tan. If you’ve returned from your beach honeymoon with a tan, all you need to do is whip up a paste of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and lemon juice to take care of it! It really works!
2. Controls facial hair
Yes, it’s true! Turmeric is used as a natural way to control facial hair. If you have annoying facial hair that you want to get rid of before your wedding, we recommend using a paste of turmeric and rose water on it. Use this paste once a week in the months leading up to the wedding to see results!
A lot of us have knees and elbows that are darker than the rest of our skin. Turmeric is an ingredient that can help solve this problem. Using a mixture of turmeric, gram flour and lemon juice on the knees and elbows will lighten them!
4. Anti-Ageing benefits
Haldi is used for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles that tend to appear on our faces. A paste made of turmeric, raw milk and rice powder, when applied on the face and allowed to dry for 30 minutes, is very helpful is reversing signs of ageing!
5. Acne no more!
Turmeric has a lot of antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it a godsend for fighting acne. All you need to do is apply a paste of turmeric powder and water on your face and wash it off after 15-20 minutes! Within a few weeks of regular use, you will notice a visible reduction in the number of pimples you get.
6. An excellent exfoliator
Want smooth and flawless skin before your wedding? Haldi can help with that too! Apply a mixture of gram flour and turmeric to your body before you take a bath and scrub gently while bathing. This will remove dead cells from the skin to leave it smooth and soft! Use this home remedy once a week to see some amazing results!
The host of antioxidants found in turmeric help keep your skin youthful and glowing. Turmeric is known to help stimulate the growth of cells and improve skin elasticity, so we suggest you start using it on your face with honey to keep that wedding glow!
8. Scar lightening
If you have scars or marks that you want to lighten naturally, then turmeric should be your go-to remedy! It is excellent in lightening marks and acne scars on the face and body! We say that you start using turmeric on your scars a few months before the big day to see the magic!
9. Oil control
Brides with oily skin can now breathe a sigh of relief. This magic ingredient reduces the oil secretion by the body’s sebaceous glands to keep your face shine-free! Apply a mix of sandalwood and turmeric powder with fresh orange juice on your face, and rinse it off with lukewarm water after 15 to 20 minutes. It works wonders, ladies.
10. Radiant skin
Overall, using haldi is a brilliant and easy way to get a radiant glow on your face. Brides with oily skin can make a face pack using turmeric, gram flour and tomato to get clearer and brighter skin instantly! If you have dry skin, mix a couple of drops of olive oil in your turmeric face mask and you’re good to go.