Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicines and is credited with many skin healing, tonic, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Aids In Acne Treatment

The antibacterial properties of turmeric aid in acne treatment and its anti-inflammatory properties treat the inflammation caused by pimples. Turmeric can be used for oily skin as a face wash or a face pack.

Turmeric can also help treat dry skin. The same face mask can serve the purpose.

Prevents Wrinkles

According to a Japanese study, turmeric can help prevent the formation of wrinkles and prevents the reduction in skin elasticity caused by chronic UVB exposure.

Helps Treat Psoriasis

As per researchers, turmeric might obstruct the inflammatory enzymes linked to psoriasis. It can also lower the levels of cytokines, which stimulate cell inflammation and might eventually lead to psoriasis.

Using turmeric for psoriasis is pretty simple. Apply a thin layer of this ointment to the psoriasis lesions. Cover with some breathable fabric and leave it on overnight. Remove the fabric and rinse your skin with warm water the next morning.

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric may have excellent benefits in treating psoriasis.

Reduces the Appearance of Stretch Marks and Scars

Turmeric works great for stretch marks and scars. This is, again, because of curcumin—which penetrates cell membranes.

Soothes Burns and Rashes

The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of turmeric help soothe burns as well. Also, the burns (at least, most of them) won’t swell up when you use turmeric. You can also mix turmeric with other oils to enhance the treatment. Simply apply the mixture to the affected areas.

The astringent and antioxidant properties turmeric help heal wounds and reduce scarring.

Treats Skin Pigmentation

The bleaching properties of turmeric can help treat skin pigmentation. The herb can also keep the skin free from infection.

You can also use a turmeric night cream to improve your complexion. Apply the mixture every night, and wash it off in the morning.

Treats Hirsutism

This is the condition where facial hair gets excessive, usually due to hormonal imbalances. Topical application of turmeric helps in this regard.

Helps Heal Cracked Feet and Dry Skin

The astringent properties of turmeric help heal cracked feet as well.

Aids In Exfoliation

You can prepare a turmeric scrub that helps exfoliate your skin. Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with a tablespoon of water and apple cider vinegar (or rose water). Massage the mixture into the problem areas gently. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse well. Pat dry. You can use a gentle cleanser if the yellow color remains. Using this scrub twice to thrice a week helps remove dead cells from the skin.