It brightens the skin
If you want to get glowing skin naturally, reach for turmeric. The ancient spice holds a special place of honor in Indian weddings, specifically in the Haldi ceremony, which involves applying a turmeric paste on the bride and groom—because of the glow it leaves on the soon-to-be-married couple. “This is due to the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory called curcumin that is in turmeric—these serious turmeric benefits brighten the skin, improve the skin’s complexion, and rejuvenate dull-looking skin,” explains Shadoh Punnapuzha, founder of the Ayurvedic-inspired and sustainable skincare line, Taila Skincare. Here are more spices to upgrade your beauty routine.
It may help reduce dark circles
If you’re prone to pesky, tired-looking bags under your eyes, you know how tricky it can be to find relief. While there are plenty of products on the market claiming to reduce the appearance of dark circles, one of the many topical turmeric benefits is that it can handle the task. “Since turmeric is a proven anti-inflammatory and lightening agent, it’s perfect for alleviating this kind of concern,” says Courtney Chiusano, founder of Courtney Chiusano Skincare in Los Angeles, California. “It also stimulates circulation, which can help reduce puffiness and under-eye darkness caused by poor circulation.” Here are problems that can pop up when you rub your eyes.