Turmeric is a spice people have been using as a medicine for at least 4,000 years. It wasn’t until recently that modern research caught up with the yellow powder, determining that it really does have potent medicinal properties, especially antiseptic and antibiotic. It’s frequently recommended by natural medicine proponents for inflammation and a great addition to your winter cold-and-flu-fighting repertoire.
What’s not as widely known outside eastern medicine is turmeric’s benefits in the realm skincare. Because of its antiseptic and antibiotic properties, it’s often used as a natural acne remedy, but with the right mix of ingredients, can also be used on anything from dry to oily skin. It can even fade old scars, as demonstrated in this facial mask video from Bianca Renee Today.