I remember the first time I heard about turmeric. I was making a carrot-lentil soup, and when I went to add turmeric, my hands turned yellow and I had to rush off to class looking like I was a descendant of Laa-Laa (that’s the yellow Teletubby, FYI). It took me a long time to work up the courage to use turmeric again, but I’m glad that I did, because it turns out that there are some serious turmeric benefits for skin. This trendy yellow spice is more than a pretty face. It also has some acne fighting powers that just might convince you to switch from your usual Proactiv routine.
Make sure to stick to the recommended two grams/day(that’s a bit more than half a teaspoon) of powdered turmeric, which has been proven to show skin-damage reversal in four to seven days. Just make sure that you’re not allergic to turmeric beforehand, because breaking out in itchy red spots is about as fun as mistaking a jalapeño pepper for a cucumber.
After writing this article, I’m curious to see the turmeric benefits for skin with my own eyes. Although you won’t catch me slathering turmeric on my face (tragically, a yellow nose wouldn’t suit me), I’m definitely up for adding half a teaspoon to my morning latte. After all, what’s seven days of golden milk in exchange for flawless skin? Pass me the turmeric, please.