The Many Benefits of Turmeric

I came across this article on the many beauty benefits of turmeric and I loved it, so I’m sharing it with all of you!

http://thebeautygypsy.com/turmeric-beauty-benefits/

Turmeric is one of those magical skincare and wellness ingredients. It’s a simple root from the Curcuma Ionga plant and has so many uses and benefits! It’s been used in traditional Chinese and Indian healing practices for centuries due to it’s amazing anti-inflammatory effects.

Use it as a toothpaste to naturally whiten your teeth and support gum health. Use it in a yogurt and honey mask to soften and brighten your skin. Drink it with a little cream and black pepper to encourage health and reduce inflammation! *Be sure to get pure turmeric and not the dyed stuff that comes cheap! Check the source and use the good stuff – it’s well worth it and won’t stain your skin! Unsure? You can also buy turmeric root and shave and use it like you would use ginger!

Jen’s Turmeric Mask:

1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Raw Organic Honey

1 tbsp Full Fat Plain Yogurt

1 drop Young Living Lemon EO

Combine all ingredients. Stir & apply to clean, damp skin 10 mins. Rinse. This mask can be used for any skin condition and is very healing!

 

Acupressure Self Massage

I am a firm believer in facial massage. You have a great opportunity twice daily to do a little lymphatic or acupressure self massage. This is help create better circulation of blood and lymph, reduce congestion and puffiness and keep skin looking amazing! So, while cleansing or applying your serums morning and night – take a couple extra minutes to massage the product and reap the many benefits!

 

Here’s an easy and fast acupressure massage routine to get you started:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23131/a-quick-facial-massage-to-restore-your-skins-natural-glow.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=160124-a-coffee-coconut-diy-body-scrub-for-soft-skin-even-in-winter

You Should Be Taking Tumeric

Turmeric is such a wonderful ingredient with anti-microbal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Taken internally with a bit of coconut milk, honey or black pepper, turmeric can boost vitality and decrease inflammation internally. It will also help support liver health! I also really like using it in my facial masks with a bit of yogurt, lemon and honey. Turmeric will aid in softening and brightening the skin, and reducing any redness or inflammation topically!

 

Here is a great summary of the basic benefits found in turmeric powder and recipes to incorporate it into your diet:

http://herbalacademyofne.com/2013/12/turmeric-the-golden-goddess/

 

 

The Skin – Brain Connection

I have known for a while that stress negatively affects the skin. It can exacerbate acne or eczema and cause rosacea flares in many people. I focus on relieving tension and stress in my facial treatments because it can allow the skin to release more toxins and aid in breaking up gristled collagen in the skin. It’s also important for aiding in lymph movement and reducing muscle aches / headaches.

http://www.doctorclaudia.com/the-brain-skin-connection/

However, this article takes this concept one step further. There is strong evidence that suggests many inflammatory skin conditions are connected to emotional or stress related issues in the mind. Getting to the root of these emotional stagnations can do a lot to help with acne breakouts, scarring and inflammatory skin disorders of all kinds. The key to holistic skincare is combining internal nutrition, emotional wellness, stress reduction and topical stimulation and nourishment!

Get to Know Carrier Oils

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Carrier oils, or base oils, are plant based oils used to dilute essential oils for topical use. They can also be used to make body scrubs, face masks and used for hydration and massage in general. There are soooo many to choose from, so how do you know which will work best for your needs? here ya go! This is a great place to start in learning about carrier oils. A wonderful resource for naming the main constituents, vitamins, thickness and useage for popular plant based carrier oils. My favorites are still coconut for body and rosehip, tamanu, grapeseed, jojoba and avocado for face!

 

http://www.sproutinghealthyhabits.com/carrier-oils/

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