What is Turmeric?
Turmeric powder is made from the root of Curcuma zedoaria, a form of ginger native to Southeast Asia. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is what gives it that yellow-orange tinge; it's also what makes it such a potent anti-inflammatory. Western brands have only recently taken note of something Eastern cultures have known for hundreds of years, and because of it, they've begun to include turmeric in their products as well.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. You may want to try a turmeric face mask at home to see if the spice has any positive effects on your skin.
Benefits of Turmeric for Skin
Anti-everything effects: "Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant effects, which can benefit the skin in many ways," says Mudgil.
Lightens pigmentation: "Turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin, which is also anti-inflammatory and can lighten pigmentation," adds Wong.