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Try Turmeric to Tame Acne and Enhance Glow

This vibrant orange-yellow spice is the glow-enhancing ingredient you’ve been waiting for. Discover the amazing skin benefits of turmeric.

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You might not think yellow curry and our Moonlight Glow Mask have much in common, but you’d be wrong. Both of them include turmeric! This vibrant orange-yellow spice has been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine and as a way to enhance the flavor of different cuisines. It’s pretty rare for something so good for you to also be delicious, but turmeric is just an over-achiever like that. 

Not only is turmeric phenomenal for your internal health, it has crazy amazing skin benefits. Its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties can brighten, soothe, and even reduce breakouts. That’s why we’re dedicating this week to our love of turmeric. So, keep reading and discover to boost glow, soothe irritation, and tame acne with turmeric.

What is Turmeric?

The turmeric plant naturally grows in the forests of Southeast Asia, but its popularity as a spice has helped it spread all over the world. Aside from the many food items that benefit from turmerics warm, bitter taste (curry, yellow mustard, dressings, etc.), the root of the turmeric plant has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. 

Ayurveda, an ancient holistic healing practice, has been using turmeric since 500 B.C. to balance the three doshas. If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, don’t sweat it. According to Ayurveda, we all have doshas (or energies) that may become unbalanced. When they’re in harmony, we’re more likely to feel healthy and happy. Ayurvedic medicine often uses turmeric to balance vata (the nervous system), pitta (the digestive system), and kapha (the lymphatic system). 

Surprisingly, turmeric really does contain a compound that can benefit each of those different systems. Curcumin, a bioactive component of turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, may improve brain function, and it may also reduce depression. So yeah, we’re going to say that Ayurveda is definitely on to something. 

Insider Tip: If you want to add the beneficial properties of turmeric to your diet, make sure to add a pinch of black pepper with it. Our bodies have a hard time absorbing curcumin, but black pepper contains a compound (piperine) that enhances absorption. 

What’s even more amazing is that turmeric isn’t just good for your internal health. All the medicinal properties of turmeric can help soothe inflamed skin, tame acne, and boost overall glow. 

Our Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask Uses Turmeric to Reduce Sensitivity and Redness - Fifth & Root

What Can Turmeric Do For Your Skin?

Using turmeric for skincare isn’t anything new. In India, brides have been using turmeric masks for centuries to promote clean, glowing skin. That’s because your skin can seriously benefit from turmeric-infused skincare. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric automatically give it some heavy-duty skin benefits.

Oxidative damage (which naturally happens over time and can be accelerated by stress, pollution, your environment, etc.) can result in less collagen, dark spots, clogged pores, inflamed skin, and fine lines. We don’t know about you, but that’s not really the look we’re going for. Luckily, skincare products with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories give your skin the necessary tools to heal itself. 

Antioxidants combat free radicals to prevent and reduce visible signs of aging. That means fewer fine lines and a more radiant, youthful glow. Even active blemishes and acne scars can benefit from turmeric. Anti-inflammatories can calm any inflamed areas and curcumin has actually been known to speed up wound healing. That, combined with the antibacterial properties of turmeric, means that blemishes will quickly become less irritated and heal much faster.

We Use Turmeric To Promote Healing Inside and Out

We’re so in love with this ingredient that we’ve included it in two of our most popular products. For our first one, here’s a hint...it gets its vibrant yellow-orange color from Turmeric.

Okay, that wasn’t all that tricky. Our Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask uses turmeric to reduce redness, sensitivity, and puffiness. Imagine all the healing properties of turmeric-infused into one easy-to-use, fresh-smelling face mask. Kaolin Clay gives it a luxurious texture and helps draw out dirt and impurities. We also added 250 mg of CBD and terpenes to give it another kick of anti-inflammatories and to help enhance penetration. Crushed moonstone gives it that final hint of good vibes with some gentle exfoliation. 

Basically, this mask will mellow out your skin and leave it feeling recharged and lit from within. If you’re drawing a blank on that second product, remember that we use turmeric to boost our vibes from the inside and out. We firmly believe that beauty comes just as much from what we put into our bodies as what we put on our bodies. That’s why we created Drops of Sunshine

Our Revitalizing Wellness Tincture is packed full of high-vibing plant-goodness to give you and your skin the support you need. Turmeric gives this tincture a powerful dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories while adaptogens like ashwagandha help reduce cortisol. We also included an arsenal of cannabinoids to promote mental and physical harmony and Nashi Pear Terpenes for mouthwatering flavor and an uplifting boost of energy. 

Our Drops of Sunshine Uses Turmeric to Reduce Inflammation and Boost Good Vibes - Fifth & Root

Harness Your Natural Glow with Turmeric

We seriously can’t get enough of this ingredient! It’s the glow enhancing, acne taming, soothing ingredient of our dreams. Seriously, when it comes to ingredients that do it all, turmeric has GOAT status. 

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