Turmeric benefits in all-natural soap
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for hundreds of years in China, India and Southeast Asia. It’s regarded as a healing herb and is also part of a body-care recipe. Turmeric contains a special compound called curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that occurs naturally in turmeric.
Here are a couple of benefits of Turmeric in Soap:
Exfoliating - Exfoliating gently removes dead skin cells and allows new skin to show through. Turmeric soap can be used as a gentle beauty scrub.
Acne Control - There is evidence to suggest that turmeric may reduce the amount of oil produced by the sebaceous glands, which can help to reduce acne.
Anti-inflammatory - Turmeric is a natural remedy that has been used for thousands of years. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It can be beneficial to conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Lightening agent - Turmeric helps the skin by reducing the appearance of dark circles.
Tips using turmeric on its on:
- It’s best to first do a patch test on your arms to see if your skin reacts to it. Wait for a day and if no reactions develop, then it’s safe to use turmeric as a mask on your face. Using turmeric alone can leave a yellow stain on your skin. It is, therefore, ideal to mix it with other natural, skin-loving ingredients.
- Leaving turmeric on overnight is not a good idea. Turmeric has a drying effect on the skin and leaving it on for longer hours can make your skin feel tight. You don’t want to wake up to stained, tight and dry skin in the morning, avoid using this ingredient for an overnight treatment.
- Using turmeric as a standalone ingredient on your skin can leave a yellow stain behind which is normal. If you’re allergic, you would need to avoid direct contact as that can cause redness, irritation and swelling.