What’s the deal with Turmeric?

After months of noticing turmeric popping up in smoothies, grain bowls, and even lattes, we were intrigued. Then, once we started seeing it incorporated into beauty routines, we realized we needed to find out what this spice was all about—STAT!

Our knowledge was limited: it’s what gives curry its bright yellow color, it’s popular in Indian cuisine, it’s in the ginger fam, and it’s used as a dye. We had also started to hear about its popularity as a natural medicine and its brain boosting-superfood-powers, but turmeric as a beauty product? What is this spice NOT capable of?

What we found out was fascinating: turmeric contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Basically everything you need to have perfect skin!

If you have acne, turmeric will help fight lingering bacteria that causes a break out in the first place. Sensitive skin conditions like eczema or hives can be put at ease due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties. And the antioxidants are a no-brainer for glowing, healthy, younger looking skin.

Also, turmeric works its magic on your skin, just as much as it does by being ingested. You can make turmeric tea, or use a turmeric soap, like this one from SkinOwl, to reap the benefits.

Thinking of turmeric as something to incorporate into a beauty routine, and not only a dinner recipe, is still something we’re working our mind around—but with all the benefits it has to offer, we’re excited to add it to our medicine cabinet!