How Consuming Turmeric Saves Your Skin After Drinking

What can be found in your pantry, and can fix everything from hangovers to leaky radiators? That's right, consuming turmeric (along with using it for household and beauty solutions) is an ancient secret that is rapidly becoming known by western culture.

Read on to learn more about the powerful effects of turmeric and how to try it for yourself.

The Healing Benefits of Consuming Turmeric

So how effective is the spice? Well, it has been scientifically proven to heal a number of conditions thanks to its blood cleansing, anti-inflammatory superpower.
Some of these incredible benefits include:
  • Natural Anti-Inflammation
  • A Dramatic Increase in Antioxidant Capacity
  • Increased Brain Functioning and Reduced Chance of Developing Neurological Problems
  • Lowered Risk of Heart Disease
  • Can Potential Prevent (and Treat) Cancer
  • Treating Alzheimer's Disease
  • Reducing the Pain and Effects of Alzheimers Disease

The Beauty Benefits of Turmeric

Not only can turmeric keep you feeling amazing on the inside, but it also has the potential to help you glow on the outside. Thanks to the nutrient density of turmeric (including high amounts of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium and vitamin C) turmeric has been found to reduce the redness associated with skin conditions like eczema.

Turmeric has also been found to dramatically reduce acne, dark circles, and even wrinkles. If you're pregnant or in the process of losing weight, turmeric can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Why Turmeric Should Be in Your Hangover Kit

So how does turmeric fit into that harsh morning hangover? First, it's important to know what happens to your body after a harsh night of drinking. The mix of dehydration, liver damage, and toxins flooding the body result in that horrible feeling known as a hangover.

The curcumin found in turmeric works to reduce the level of alcohol toxicity within the bloodstream while replenishing the body with much-needed recovery vitamins and reducing inflammation around the liver and kidney.

How to Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Daily Routine

If you just sprinkle a bit of turmeric on your finger for a taste, there's a chance you won't be enticed by its distinct flavor to incorporate it into your daily routine. Fear not, there are a number of ways to use turmeric in your day to day life, many of which reduce the bitter component of it.

Some methods don't even require you to taste it, so try a little of each to see what works best for you and what offers your body the best results.

Golden Milk

One of the most commonly known ways to consume turmeric is through a warm cup of golden milk. This tea-like drink is both flavorful and healing and is the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day.

To make your own golden milk simply combine almond or coconut milk in a small saucer with a bit of turmeric, ginger, honey, and a pinch of black pepper. Whisk until it gets to be that sunshine gold color and pour in a mug to enjoy. It's important that you don't skip the black pepper, as curcumin can be difficult to be absorbed by the bloodstream and the pepper can help.

DIY Face Mask

Treat your self with a relaxing at home face mask that will give you the most radiant shine. There are a number of turmeric face mask recipes out there, and the one that's best for you will depend on your skin type (dry, oily, or combination skin).

However, a great mask to start with is simply mixing together one egg, turmeric, honey, and yogurt and applying to your clean face. Let it rest for up to 30 minutes before gently washing with warm water.

Cold Fighting Turmeric Gummies

Want to help boost your kids immune systems, but know they won't be fans of the flavor of turmeric? Turmeric gummies are easy to make ahead of time and keep on hand for when cold and flu season roll around.

Simply blend together some steamed carrots, orange juice, and turmeric paste together until smooth. Add the mix into a saucepan and whisk in 1/4 cup of gelatin and a bit more orange juice. Continue whisking until smooth, pour into gummy molds and leave in your refrigerator for up to an hour.

Morning Turmeric Shots

If you're someone that's always on the go and really can't afford to get sick or feel low energy, morning turmeric shots are the way to go. Are they tasty? Absolutely not. Are they good for you? You won't believe just how good.

Simply run some turmeric root, lemon, ginger, and apple through a juicer and store as quick daily shots. Don't forget to add a pinch of black pepper to each. The shots can last in the fridge for up to 4 days.

You can always purchase power shots to have on hand in a pinch, with added healing benefits.

DIY Turmeric Oil

If you're a collector of healthy oils, it may be time to add turmeric to your stash! Turmeric oil can be made easily at home and applied topically to reduce acne and lighten dark spots.

Using a pistol and mortar and a few drops of water, mash the root until it's formed a coarse paste. Add the paste to a bit of coconut oil over low heat and slowly cook without letting the oil burn or boil. Strain through a cheesecloth and wah-lah! Turmeric oil.

Finding Health in Your Pantry

Consuming turmeric is one health trick that has been around for centuries, and will continue to be a major source of beauty and healing. However, turmeric is just one of many herbs and ingredients that can bring your health to the next level.

We recommend checking out our Science page for more information on turmeric and it's many benefits.

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