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From cracked heels to acne, turmeric is the one stop solution to innumerable skin problems. Here’re a few.

1) For Treating Acne:

Turmeric is a natural healing ingredient. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which make it effective in treating acne and breakouts. It also reduces oil secretion from the sebaceous glands and gives a youthful glow to your skin.

Try this DIY mask to treat acne and zits.

Mix 1 tsp of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder each, with a pinch of lemon juice. Apply the mixture on the affected regions and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.

2) For Reducing Signs Of Ageing:

Wrinkles, age spots and fine lines due to loss of collagen and loss of fat tissue? Turmeric has antioxidant properties which are comparable to the benefits provided by vitamins C and E. This is the reason why it is excellent for reducing signs of ageing.

DIY mask to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin:

Prepare a paste by mixing equal parts of gram flour, turmeric powder, tomato juice and water. Apply it on your face and allow it to dry. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

3) For Shining Your Pearly Whites:

Thanks to its antiseptic, antibiotic and anti- inflammatory properties, turmeric is a great natural remedy to whiten your teeth. In addition, it is also good for sensitive teeth and dental problems like toothache and gingivitis.

Take 4 tbsp of dried turmeric powder in a bowl and add 2 tsp baking soda. Add 2-3 tbsp of virgin coconut oil and mix it thoroughly. Your natural teeth whitener is ready!

4) For Curbing Facial Hair:

Excessive hair growth on one’s face (also called hirsutism) can be a tricky problem. It is usually caused due to hormonal problems. Most women opt for options like bleaching, waxing and more but if you are looking for a natural remedy, then turmeric could be your solution. However, one needs to apply it daily, over a period of time to see the difference.

Mix ¼ tbsp turmeric powder with 1 tbsp of gram flour and add water to form a paste. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes and rinse.

5) For Healing Heels:

Being an excellent healing agent, turmeric fights dry skin not only on your face but on your entire body.

Apply a mixture of coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder on cracked heels preferably 15 minutes before you head to take a bath. Perform this beauty ritual regularly for smoother and softer heels.

So reap the benefits of turmeric and solve your beauty problems in a blink of an eye.

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