There’s a new skincare ingredient in town, and it’s set to be huge in 2020. In fact, there might even be a brand new Neutrogena® collection with this ingredient at its heart…
Turmeric is so much more than merely a spice to add to curries. Not only can it have multiple health benefits when included in your diet, it can also have benefits for your skin when incorporated into your skincare regime.
Benefits of turmeric
Turmeric actually belongs to the same family as ginger, and it shares many of the same qualities including antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is also believed to be a natural painkiller, as well as a plant that can support digestion when included in your diet.
Benefits of turmeric in skincare
Applying turmeric to your skin can also have multiple benefits. Known for its ability to soothe irritation, turmeric makes for an effective skincare ingredient for blemish-prone skin.
How to get more turmeric in your diet
Curry is the obvious choice when it comes to including turmeric in your diet, but there are so many other ways to use the spice. You could sprinkle a little onto roasted veg, for example, or add a pinch to vegetable soup or even your morning smoothie.
Turmeric lattes and turmeric tea are also increasingly popular as more people wake up to the ingredient’s health benefits. Golden milk is another popular choice – heat up coconut milk and add a little turmeric for a warming, comforting drink.
If you’re not a fan of turmeric’s distinctive taste, you can also find it in supplements, allowing you to still experience its benefits.
How to use turmeric in your skincare regime
Turmeric is especially beneficial for blemish-prone skin, thanks to its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Applying it topically to the skin could help to reduce redness for a more even complexion and clearer-looking skin.
Turmeric can have exfoliating and cleansing properties, so makeup removers, cleansers, moisturisers and toners containing turmeric can all be great products to add to your skincare routine.
You’ll find all of these in the new turmeric-based Neutrogena® range, Clear & Soothe. Shop now.