Turmeric is best known as a popular cooking ingredient – it can often be found in curries. However, this much-loved spice has plenty to offer to skincare too.
Turmeric (also known as curcuma longa) comes from the forests of India, where it grows as a flowering plant. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family – it can help to boost your natural collagen supply, creating the illusion of fresher, healthier, younger-looking skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as an ability to reduce redness and skin flare-ups. It has calming qualities, and can leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, while also minimising your pores.
If you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema, acne or psoriasis, turmeric can help to restore your skin’s hydration levels. Turmeric can also work towards improving your skin’s elasticity, as well as improving its suppleness
Turmeric is especially beneficial for blemish-prone skin, and can be found in face masks, cleansers, toners and moisturisers, so you could find yourself using it at every stage of your skincare routine.