Turmeric Is Believed to Fight Melasma

 

Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/24/2016 -- There are many types of skin problems that affect many people nowadays. There are those that affect only certain parts of the skin such as the foot or face. There are also those that develop due to hormonal imbalances such as melasma.

Turmeric is believed to fight melasma. This skin condition is quite common, and it causes patches on the face that range from brown to gray-brown color. Sun protection is recommended by dermatologists to treat this skin condition.

Individuals who suffer from melasma typically have it on the bridge of their nose, cheeks, chin, forehead, and above their upper lip. There are also certain parts of the body that are typically affected due to their constant exposure to the sun such as the neck and forearms.

Getting sun protection to treat the condition means wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. It is also important that sufferers apply sunscreen every couple of hours. It is also recommended by dermatologists for sufferers to wear a wide-brimmed hat when staying outside.

Turmeric, on the other hand, is a medicinal, ancient spice that has been used in many cultures around the world since time immemorial. It has been particularly popular in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

Turmeric's powerful healing effects are thought to come from its phytochemical called curcumin. Curcumin contains a variety of healing ingredients, which include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Today, curcumin is available through supplementation.

Women are believed to be more susceptible to melasma than men, especially during pregnancy. Hormones are thought to trigger the skin condition. Women who are between the ages of twenty to fifty years are more prone to the condition.

In addition to hormonal imbalance, there are other potential causes of the condition. This includes genetic factors, birth control pills, and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight.

While there are cosmetic products, cleansers, and commercial moisturizers available, many of these products do not just irritate the skin but also cause hyperpigmentation. The good news is that there are natural remedies believed to be helpful for the condition.

Some of these natural remedies are potatoes, papayas, and turmeric. Turmeric has been widely used for beauty care purposes. This natural remedy is believed to improve the glow of the skin as well as cure any disorders and diseases.

The combination of turmeric powder and skim milk is widely used for melasma. To get the therapeutic benefits of turmeric from the inside out, there are also curcumin supplements available. Experts recommend curcumin supplements with bioavailability-enhancing ingredients such as BioPerine (http://amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-C3-BioPerine-Capsule/dp/B0166KAW8M).

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