Whether you were subjected to smoke and soot or simply the stress that typically arises after a house fire …
There is a good chance your skin could be negatively impacted.
For instance, smoke and soot can cause such things as atopic dermatitis (Eczema) and psoriasis, which can both produce red, itchy rashes.
Stress can also cause the skin to develop rashes. It can also lead to acne flare-ups.
So What Can You Do to Restore Your Skin to Better Health?
One thing you may want to do is to starting consuming more Turmeric.
This all-natural spice is inexpensive and can benefit your skin in a variety of ways. Plus, it contains anti-inflammatory abilities comparable to many drugs without producing any of the toxicity drugs often produce.
What You Need to Know About Turmeric
Turmeric has been getting a lot of attention lately for its healing and restorative benefits.
This bright, yellow-orange spice that is related to ginger is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that among other things may:
- Clear brain fog
- Improve memory
- Relieve aches and pains in the joints and muscles
- Improve mood
- Boost heart health
- Improve digestion
- And more
But here’s something you may not have known:
Turmeric also has several beneficial uses for the skin.
That’s right, if you want to restore your skin’s natural glow … if you want to heal skin wounds … if you want to get rid of dry skin and itchy rashes (including psoriasis) … if you want to reduce acne scarring … turmeric may be just the solution you need.
What Turmeric is and Why it is Good for the Skin
Turmeric is an Indian shrub. It’s dried and powdered root is used to spice and preserve food. Because of its brilliant yellow color it is also known as “Indian Saffron” or the “golden spice.”
For over 4,000 years, Turmeric has also been used medicinally in Southeast Asia. One of the things you need to know about Turmeric is that it contains Curcumin.
Curcumin is an extraordinarily powerful compound that has been shown in studies to have the unique ability to both block an enzyme that causes inflammation while also combating free radical damage to highly sensitive vital organs like your skin, brain and heart.
The truth is women around the world have been using Turmeric to improve their skin for centuries. It can be used to reduce redness, to calm rosacea and to lighten dark circles under the eyes. And that’s not all, it also helps combat acne and prevent premature aging of the skin, among other things.
Some of the Skin-Related Benefits of Turmeric
- A study revealed that Turmeric speeds up the healing process in humans, making Turmeric great for wound healing, bruise lightening and redness and scar reduction.
- A 2012 study determined that Turmeric can significantly decrease skin oils.
- An article reported that Turmeric prevents many of the adverse effects of exposure to the sun’s rays, including premature aging of the skin. Turmeric was also shown in another study to stop pre-cancer cells from becoming cancerous and to protect against skin cancer.
- It is now thought that the “signs of aging” are the result of chronic inflammation and free radical damage. Turmeric has been shown to combat both of these things.
- Turmeric has been shown to be effective at reducing the symptoms of numerous unwanted skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and more.
So How Can You Start Enjoying the Benefits of Turmeric?
One simple way to experience the restorative benefits of turmeric is to simply mix one teaspoon of Turmeric, Greek yogurt and honey together, mix into a paste and then apply to your face as a mask.
Another option is to combine one teaspoon each of Turmeric, lemon juice and honey. This facial mask draws impurities from the skin, removes blemishes, evens the skin tone and creates a brighter more luminous complexion.
You could also add a teaspoon of baking soda to this latter mix to further help lighten dark spots.
Whichever mask you choose, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water.
Here are some additional ways to use Turmeric:
- If you have oily skin, you can take one-half teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix it with 1 tablespoon of gram flour and a splash of water.
- If you want to create a moisturizing cream, you can take ½ teaspoon of Turmeric and combine it with 1 tablespoon of rose water and 1 tablespoon of fresh cream.
- Lastly, if you want to make a toner, you can combine ½ teaspoon of Turmeric with 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of oats.
To get the benefits of Turmeric from the “inside out” you can make a turmeric tea by following this recipe from Dr. Axe:
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Turmeric (powder or grated root) – 1 teaspoon
- Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes.
- Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes.
- Stir and pour into glasses
Remember, Turmeric has numerous benefits that you can enjoy from ingesting it, including an improved memory, improved digestion and an improved mood.
One more thing about using Turmeric facial masks – after using one during the day you may want to sleep on an old pillowcase or towel at night as the Turmeric residue on your skin may stain your pillow as you sleep.
Ease Stress by Selling Fire Damaged House
As we stated above stress can also damaged the skin. That’s why you should never underestimate stress as a cause of skin problems, especially rashes.
One thing you can do to reduce skin-damaging stress is to sell your fire-damaged house right away so you don’t have to go through a long repair process.
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