5 Ways to Work Turmeric Into Your Everyday Routine


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It's about time turmeric took its rightful place alongside matcha and kale in the Superfood Hall of Fame—though the yellow-hued root (which is native to India and Southeast Asia) has been a treasured remedy in Eastern medicine for centuries, it has only just started to hit the wellness mainstream here in the States. Better late than never, since the health benefits abound: Due to an incredibly antioxidant content, turmeric can effectively combat free radicals, firm up skin, and reduce inflammation all over the body. It's also a natural immune booster and can help ease poor digestion, among other things. And fortunately adopting turmeric into your routine doesn't need to involve an elaborate recipes or DIYs.

Below, we're counting down five incredibly simple ways to reap the benefits on a daily basis.

Golden Latte


Face mask

Did you know that you have an incredibly potent anti-aging ingredient hiding in your pantry? Research shows that turmeric improves skin elasticity and can help prevent wrinkle formation and sun damage. When used topically, it also visibly brightens skin. Whip up some impressive results yourself with this expert-approved, three-ingredient face mask.

Roasted vegetables

Spot treatment

Given its natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, turmeric attacks the source of a zit while simultaneously clearing up any redness. Keep it in mind the next time you're toughing out a breakout—your new favorite treatment might be as simple as creating a "paste" with turmeric powder and a few drops of water or honey.

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Victoria Hoff