Acne – Using Turmeric to Reduce Acne and Wrinkles

by / Tuesday, 10 June 2014 / Published in Blog, Cosmetic Dermatology, Medical Dermatology, Skin Care

The root of Turmeric has many medicinal properties recognized by doctors in the East and West. The primary component of turmeric, curcumin, is known to have plenty beneficial characteristics that help against acne, wrinkles and even cancer. Curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have the potential to even treat some cancers. Understanding the remarkable importance of this agent, scientists and chemists have formulated many cosmetic products along with sunscreens and acne medication that includes turmeric.

Using the root or the ground turmeric in everyday cooking or salads can fight against acne blemishes, blackheads and dark spots. The antiseptic and antibacterial found in curcumin, the principle agent in turmeric, help fight pimples and blackheads, removes facial redness and reduces inflammation. Using turmeric can be very beneficial for those suffering from rosacea as that is a disorder of facial inflammation. The way that turmeric aids in the reduction of acne is by regulating the production of sebum in the facial skin.

Turmeric also has other cosmetic effects. Eating this root, whether cooked or raw, can help clear and brighten one’s complexion. This is due to the fighting properties against oxidative stress caused by free radicals in the skin. Some of the symptoms that could disappear are sun spots and other discolorations, excessive freckling, leathery texture, rough patches, facial spider veins, and wrinkles.

Dr. Goulko, dermatologist in Fort Lee, NJ is highly keen on helping from the inside out, meaning in order to change what is happening on the surface of one’s skin is closely correlated to what that person eats, how they sleep, etc. Dr. Goulko is very passionate in reducing acne with changes in one’s diet that allow for the proper chemical properties to transform one’s complexion leaving it clearer and brighter than ever. The right diet with the proper acne treatment regimented by your dermatologist can increase the likelihood of clear skin exponentially.