I think acne is something that is universal plague on us humans. Everyone has experienced it at some point in their lives. There are so many treatments that are available as well. It’s hard to know what to choose. Why not try something from your spice rack? Tumeric or Curcumin, has many health benefits. This article from over at Home Remedies for life lists some properties of it that will help with acne treatment.
Is Turmeric Good For Acne Treatment?
Most of the turmeric medicinal and therapeutic properties are present due to curcumin compound. Curcumin contains anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and other properties which are helpful in dealing with many skin and health ailments. (3)
1. Removes Oil/Sebum
The application of turmeric draws out the excess oil or sebum from deep inside the skin pores. Internal consumption of turmeric regulates the sebum secretion by restricting the sebaceous glands.
2. Kills the Acne Bacteria
In a study conducted by researchers, the curcumin compound present in turmeric was able to reduce P. acne bacteria growth from 50% to 96%.
Another study has showed that curcumin is 36 times stronger than azelic acid in treating acne. Apart from that there are many studies that confirm the same. (6)
3. Reduces Inflammation
Curcumin is known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties which reduce swelling and promotes skin healing. Curcumin blocks NF-kB molecule which travels into the cell nuclei and turns on the inflammation.
4. Increases Antioxidant Capacity of the Body
Free radicals which are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons cause oxidative damage that is the main cause of many skin ailments like acne, rosacea, blemishes and others.
Due to its chemicals structure, curcumin neutralizes free radicals and also boosts our body’s development of antioxidant enzymes. (9)
5. Manages Insulin
Imbalanced insulin levels are one of the main reasons for hormonal acne. Reducing insulin levels can provide significant improvement in adult acne.
A recent paper has outlined the curcumin potential in reducing diabetes and improving insulin resistance. (10)
Read full article including tips on how to use it for acne
I had no idea that turmeric had all those different properties. The most I’ve heard about it is this stuff called “golden milk” that people drink in the morning. Do you have turmeric in your house?