That’s right ladies. The penny’s dropped. Like me, you’re probably out of your 20s… and let me tell you…. there has never been a better time to take care of your skin for ultimate radiance and vitality.
The appearance of wrinkles and ageing spots on skin can be due to different reasons such as genes as well as external factors such as pollution or sun exposure.
Wrinkles and sagging of skin occur generally due to loss of collagen (a structural protein that maintains a firm tissue), loss of fat tissue and gravitational force acting on the skin.
If you see signs of wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and hyper pigmentation fear not my friends! Let me introduce to you me beloved remedy…….
Curcuminoids present in turmeric are strong antioxidants – and you needs tons of these for great skin! Curcumin has antioxidant activity comparable to that of Vitamin C and E.
- Pimples: Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and eliminate the formation of pimples.
- UV Damage: Turmeric can also help in protecting skin from UV damage – a common cause of skin issues.
- Ageing spots: can be used topically to reduce signs of ageing spots
Apply it as a Face Mask. Add it to your curries and a pinch in your scrambled eggs!
Drink it as a tea: bring four cups of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup, add honey and/or lemon to taste.
Note: Avoid internal use if you have a history of gall stones or are on blood-thinning medications. Turmeric can stain so take care when using it and wash off thoroughly when applying to skin. Otherwise you might have an orange tint!
Have you used turmeric? What is your best natural anti ageing skin product from your kitchen? Comment below….