When it comes to fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation in general, turmeric is always a good choice. Be it an all-natural DIY remedy we found on Pinterest or something more high-end that is flying off the shelves, this one ingredient has a way of working itself into the ingredient lists of some of the best skincare products.
And that’s not a coincidence! Turmeric provides a whole lot of benefits that we really can’t afford to miss out on. So before you run out to the nearest drugstore and grab any and every dark spot serum and cream made with the strong yellow spice, let’s take a look at why you should invest to begin with.
So, why is turmeric such a big deal in the first place?
It’s all because of a little plant-sourced compound called curcumin. It’s an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant-packed powerhouse that has the ability to heal everything from an upset stomach to acne.
It’s the very reason why this bold, pungent spice has been used for 4,000 years in Indian medicine and holistic healing as a whole. To sum it up, it’s one of the hardest working spices in the world—and all the skincare products using this special spice as a key ingredient are fully in the business of skin transformation.
Dark spots? No problem. This powerful, yet gentle exfoliant from Minimo uses turmeric, cinnamon, and manuka honey to fade dark marks and correct uneven skin tone in just a few weeks. It’s a small jar, yes, but all you really need is a dime size amount in the morning and before you go to bed, and you’re good to go.
Turmeric and cinnamon sound super harsh on the skin, but calming chamomile and soothing shea better are blended into the formula so it’s a lot more gentle on the face than it sounds.
Turmeric oil and banana pulp don’t typically go together, but FHF made it downright magical! You see, the tightening power of this mask comes from the banana. It’s full of Vitamin A that the body naturally converts into retinol. And if you don’t know, retinol keeps your skin looking young by increasing collagen production.
Then once everything is all nice and tight, BOOM! There goes the turmeric—fading any unsightly discoloration and turning dull, aging skin into a glowing, youthful face after just a couple uses. Cool, huh?
If you already love your current moisturizer but would like a complementary face cream just to give your current skincare routine a little oomph, this Turmeric Glow from KORA is your girl. Unlike other turmeric-based skincare, it’s not trying to exfoliate the hell out of your face! It just wants to give you a cute little glow and less dark spots.
If you’re going to use it as a skincare staple, work it into your routine before you apply any makeup or after you’ve applied all of your other products. Think of it as your personal skincare finishing touch.