Turmeric: My Secret Beauty Aid!

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Hi Socialites! I’m almost 6 months into my 2019 health and wellness journey, and I wanted to share something that has made my skin glow and helps me sleep like a baby! (Now that I think about it, why do we use the expression “sleep like a baby?” Babies sleep horribly! 😂) So…what’s this beauty aid that is so great it sparked its’ own blog post?  Turmeric!

Back in January, I got the notion to cut back on my daily sugary coffees and lattes, as they were doing my waistline no favors. I decided to start replacing my morning coffee with hot tea, as I’d still get a bit of caffeine, and be comforted by the warmth. I first started out drinking Blueberry Slim Life by Yogi Tea (still do…it works great!) and then as my palette adjusted to life with no sweetener, I began incorporating more teas into my daily routine (Vanilla Spice Energy, Detox, and Kava Stress Relief). One day, I stumbled across Numi’s Organic Amber Sun Turmeric Tea, and decided to grab it on a whim. I’m so glad I did!

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What’s So Great About Turmeric?

I’m so glad you asked! Here’s the tea on turmeric.

Turmeric is touted as a miracle spice in folk medicine, but modern studies have backed up the old folks claims! Turmeric purportedly fights inflammation, can ward off heart attacks, prevent diabetes, and even fight cancer!

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Even more intriguing (especially for the beauty obsessed) is the fact that turmeric works wonders on the skin! The active compound in this miracle spice is curcumin, which functions as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. This means that turmeric is able to treat acne, psoriasis, alopecia, wrinkles, oily skin, dry skin, and hyperpigmentation. The spice is frequently combined with common household ingredients to make masks to treat the skin, but turmeric is also effective when taken orally! Because it has a potential side effect of staining the skin a non-permanent yellow, I prefer to make turmeric tea!

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Common turmeric face masks for skin!

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Turmeric Tea 

I love to drink turmeric in tea form, as it is very relaxing before bed.  You can either purchase a box of tea like I did (the Numi brand tea pictured above is awesome, and it comes with pepper already added for maximum absorbency) but I’m also sharing a super easy recipe to make your own. Not gonna lie: The taste can be hard to get used to at first. It’s not gross by any means, but it has a certain spicy kick that will be different for people who are used to drinking sweeter beverages. I’ve come to look forward to my nightly cup of tea though, and I’m sure you will as well! Make a cup before bed, and you’ll be waking up to glowing skin in no time!

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Turmeric Tea For Beauty & Wellness
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This spicy turmeric tea features lemon and ginger, and only takes 5 minutes to make! Drink once a day, before bed or your preferred time!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Turmeric
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: TheSuburbanSocialite
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric grated
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper This is important! Black pepper helps your body to absorb turmeric!
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a rolling boil

  2. Add turmeric and ginger, and lower heat to a simmer

  3. Allow the mixture to cool, and then strain the tea into a cup

  4. Add black pepper.  Add lemon.  Drink and enjoy!

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Enjoying a cup before bed!

 

See you next time!

 

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3 comments

  1. […] oxygen, or skin brightening ingredients. When I’m not using a sheet mask, I alternate using Turmeric face masks, or my favorite Freeman Beauty Overnight Brightening Mask! Apply as […]

  2. 5 stars
    I think that turmeric is now becoming more popular in terms of its use for skincare purposes. I’ve seen a lot of variations of face masks using turmeric and other ingredients. I’ve also seen some beauty products that have turmeric as part of its ingredients.

  3. I’ve had turmeric tea before but never with pepper!
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