There's always a new superhero superfood in town, but trust us when we say that this one is worth reading about. Turmeric has been around for centuries, yet has only recently stepped into the spotlight as being a class above all the other spices. Just think, you never spotted a trendy turmeric latte on the menu 12 months ago.
Despite all the trended hype though, turmeric is actually a super beneficial superfood, and works magic when it comes to skincare.
So can it really give you great skin? The simple answer is yes: turmeric's benefits for the skin are just incredible. Discover our favourite 3 below to learn more about why we are incorporating it into our winter beauty routines.
Turmeric is nature's own natural medicine to a great complexion
Brightens and illuminates
It looks almost golden in the spice jar, but turmeric's colour actually comes from a compound called Curcumin. It's a powerful compound which has been used in Ancient Indian medicine for years, but is fairly new to Western beauty.
It's this very same bright pigment that helps to give your complexion a brightening boost. By reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone and helping to fade acne redness and blemish scarring, it helps to illuminate your skin and give it a beautiful radiance.
If you are looking for something that will give your winter skin the brightening boost it needs, try the Aveda Tulasara™ Wedding Face Masque. Loved by brides for its ability to restore the complexion, it's the perfect turmeric-infused product for tired and dulling skin.
If you have reactive skin which flares up at the mere thought of a new product, you can be sure it will love turmeric.
It is believed that the compounds in Curcumin help to block the immunity pathways which cause inflammatory flare-ups.
If you do have quite inflamed skin that needs some gentle down-time, try Oskia's Restoration Oil. It contains a superfood blend of Turmeric, Starflower Oil, Sea Fennel, Lupin and African Acmella to calm down any reaction and improve healing time.
Regulate oil production
If you have combination skin or acne, Turmeric can be the perfect beauty boost your complexion needs to get it back on track.
Curcumin can help to regulate the amount of sebum your skin glands produce, which can restore its natural balance and prevent your oil levels from going into overdrive.
If you do have blemish-prone skin, try the Perricone MD Daily Foaming Cleanser. It helps to rinse away daily dirt, oil and impurities without disrupting your skin's own natural oils. The result is beautifully healthy skin, truly.