Turmeric: Spice up your routine with this superfood ingredient

Turmeric is a spice widely known and used in Indian cooking, such as the popular curry dish. This bright orange colored spice is what gives this dish its distinct color and flavor.  Known as one of the most beneficial natural ingredients, this herb has traditionally been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, for supporting blood circulation, liver function, joints, immune system, and a healthy digestive tract. Did you know this superfood ingredient has some pretty amazing benefits for your skin and body too?

What are the benefits?

Turmeric contains curcumin, a potent antioxidant that has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. There is a ton of research out there that shows us that Curcumin can actually help speed up the healing of wounds, aid in skin regeneration, boost collagen and protect against free radical damage to prevent skin aging. Turmeric has the ability to calm the skin, reduce blemishes and acne and brighten.

Who should use it?

When used topically, Turmeric can be extremely beneficial for reducing blemishes and acne, calm skin post excess sun, reduce scarring and for those suffering from inflammatory skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema.

Staff favorites with Turmeric- we rate these five stars ☆☆☆☆☆ :

Seeds & Flowers Exfoliant from Cinq Mondes

Packed with Organic Turmeric to naturally calm and soothe skin, while imparting a healthy glow. This exfoliant is a weekly solution for instantly radiant, soft and smooth skin. This is a good option for all skin types, including sensitive, because its manual exfoliating action comes from Diatomaceaous Earth, a rock form extracted from Diatomite, then processed to an ultra-fine powder, to naturally exfoliate skin effectively, but gently.

 

Muscle Melt Balm from Elemental Herbology

This turmeric-infused body balm is sweet relief for those sore, overworked muscles and limbs. Perfect pre and post workout or after a weekend spent gardening and your muscles are feeling a bit tight. The turmeric improves circulation to help relieve pain, combined with Ginger, Ho Wood and Red Chili’s to relax, warm and soothe aching muscles. BONUS! It’s base is made up of super nourishing coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax, so as we head into sandal season, you can even apply this to your feet as a hydrating treatment, that also increases circulation to your whole body! Mind blown!

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