Turmeric-the golden Indian spice that you can find in every Indian Kitchen cabinet not just offers countless health benefits but also promotes a youthful radiant skin and sparkling teeth.
This age-old ingredient used for 4000 years is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can help treat a number of skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, sun damage to name a few.
It is the presence of Curcumin, the active compound that helps Turmeric get its teeth and skin enhancing properties.
Let's take a look at how Turmeric benefits your teeth and skin.
Turmeric works as a teeth whitener
For centuries, Turmeric has been a part of Indian dental care. This wonder herb is a natural teeth whitener which makes it a good alternative to less natural, chemical based commercial teeth whiteners.
Not just for good looking teeth. Turmeric's strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties also relieves gum pain and inflammation and reduces the risk of gum disease too.
Using Turmeric for sparkling white teeth
Put some good quality turmeric powder on your toothbrush or finger. Rub it on your teeth and gums thoroughly. Rinse off with water.
Turmeric helps in skin whitening and lightening
Turmeric aids in skin lightening by reducing uneven tone. The curcumin content in curcumin helps reduce excess production of melanin which in turn lightens the scars and improves your complexion. Its antioxidant properties help treat dark spots, dark circles and hyperpigmentation too.
Here's a simple recipe for making your own skin lightening pack
- Mix ¼ teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 2 teaspoon of milk to make a face pack.
- Apply it on the skin for 25 minutes and then wash off
- Repeat the application 3-4 times a day for best results
Turmeric for skin brightening
Turmeric is amazing for sun tan that makes your skin look dull. It works as a great exfoliator that removes all the dead cells and toxins from the skin, giving it a bright, youthful glow.
How to make a skin sun-tan pack using Turmeric.
To prepare your own home-made sun tan paste, add a pinch of turmeric, lemon juice and raw milk. Apply the mixture over the affected area and wait till it dries. Wash off with cold water.