Turmeric…the spicy powerhouse with a heart of gold.

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There are certain ingredients in the natural world that knock the socks off the competition when it comes to tons of goodness packed into a small package.

Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4,500 years. In Southeast Asia, it’s used not only as a principal spice in food preparation but also a key component in religious ceremonies and weddings. The Hindu religion sees turmeric as fortunate, prosperous and sacred. So you get a spiritual boost to boot with all the beauty benefits.

Curcumin, one of the main active compounds in turmeric, and an extraordinarily powerful healing substance, has significant anti-inflammatory properties that are said to rival those of modern medicines. And it’s not just an anti-inflammatory! It’s the superhero of spices with antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral tricks up its golden sleeve.

So how do you get the goods from this better-than-sliced-bread wonder? You can use it as a spice in your food, a supplement, a tea…and as a fantastic multi purpose topical skin remedy.
This colorful ingredient, with the might and main of a skin saving warrior, that fights everything from acne to discoloration to premature aging also offers a youthful glow to your skin as a face mask that we at Beauty Coach cant live without.

Here’s why your skin will thank you…
1. Helps hasten the healing process. Shown to reduce stretch marks, scars and acne spots.
2. Helps control oily skin.
3. Helps fight sun damage and protects again future damage by decreasing the breakdown of collagen.
4. Helps keep aging at bay by knocking out inflammation and destructive free radicals.
5. Studies show it helps prevent skin cancer by battling existing cancer cells and inhibiting growth of new ones.
6. Helps to treat various skin disorders like psoriasis, melasma, eczema and rosacea.

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Turmeric Mask:
1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of organic honey
1 teaspoon of milk, plain yogurt or cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil.

Blend into a paste, apply and let dry for about 20 minutes. Wash off with your least favorite washcloth because it will stain. It will also slightly stain your skin (comes off after one or two washes) so do it before bed, not before a hot date or an important business meeting.

A few other ingredients you can experiment with depending on what your skin needs.
1. Lemon juice – helps with oil control and skin discoloration.
2. Tea tree oil – boosts the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and oil controlling properties even more.
3. Oils like olive, avocado, coconut, jojoba or your own favorite – to add a dose of moisture to the mix.
4. Castor oil – helps further prevent melanin formation that causes discoloration.
Now go, glow and be grateful for this magical little spice of wonder.

XOXO,
Beauty Coach Team

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