We get a lot of people asking us – can you apply Lakadong turmeric for the face?
Yes, you can! There are numerous healing powers of Lakadong turmeric and one of them is turmeric for healthy skin.
With the rough weather changes, it can become harsh on your skin. You must take extra care to keep your face fresh and youthful. True, there are plenty of beauty products available in the market, but some of them can have a negative effect on the skin owing to the chemicals they may contain.
Choose a natural and homemade turmeric face mask that can help you keep your skin healthy. And it’s a safe choice.
Is Turmeric Good for Skin?
Yes, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it a great natural remedy for maintaining healthy skin. Its antiseptic properties reduce acne by preventing the bacteria that causes acne from spreading. It also improves complexion, removes blemishes and facial hair.
Turmeric can help calm skin irritations, reduce redness, removes blackheads and scars left by acne. It also clears away suntan.
Curcumin found in turmeric can help fight signs of ageing and protects the skin from the formation of free radicles. Topical application of turmeric on the skin renders better absorption through the skin. It also removes dead skin speeds up the healing process which prevents the growth of malignant cells.
Keep in mind to use turmeric which is high in curcumin content for consuming or applying on skin.
Curcumin content in turmeric normally ranges from 2% to 5%. But turmeric with the highest curcumin content of 7.5% -9.20 % is the Lakadong turmeric, grown only in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. Lakadong is naturally farmed without the use of fertilisers in the traditional way by the indigenous Jaintia people. (source)
Note: Adulteration of turmeric is an issue. Always buy pure turmeric from reputed sellers. Take your time to do thorough research on brands who sell zero-adulterated turmeric.
How to Use Turmeric Face Mask for Glowing Skin?
Create your own DIY turmeric face Mask with Lakadong turmeric for glowing skin. Here’s the recipe:
1/2 teaspoon Lakadong turmeric, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon room temperature milk
- Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well till smooth.
- Apply evenly all over the face and neck (optional).
- Leave for 20 mins.
- Wash face with your regular face wash/ scrub.
Ensure face is washed and patted dry before application. Wrap a towel around your shoulder so as not to stain your clothes. After washing off the face pack, if there is still a slight yellow tinge, then wipe face using a cleanser of your choice. For best result – moisturize after all the steps are completed.
You can apply turmeric face pack daily for better results. Heal your skin and keep skin problems away. And stay moisturised, youthful and radiant.
Give this skincare routine a try and let us know how your skin feels after.