What is Skin Irritation?
It is common knowledge to many that skin is an organ of our body, but did you know it’s the largest organ of the body and one of the most important? That’s right, it plays an important role in our healthy bodily functions. Not only does it protect us from water loss and dehydration, heat, allergens, and chemical compounds, it also helps our internal bodies stay healthy. Of all our organs, the skin encounters more stressors than any other, with daily exposure to sun, dust, germs, along with a range of other microorganisms that can irritate it.
Looking at what is considered a skin irritation, we find it can range from hives to acne, eczema to psoriasis, rashes, dryness and inflammation. These skin irritations are commonly contributed to environmental conditions, immune deficiencies and allergic reactions to certain compounds.
With natural remedies becoming the preferred option for many people who suffer skin irritations, more studies are being conducted on the benefits of wholefoods, herbs and spices. One such spice is of course, our favourite, Turmeric, often referred to as the Queen of Spices.
Can Turmeric Help Skin Irritation?
Studies have shown that the natural anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric can be extremely beneficially for people who suffer skin irritations.
A study conducted on acne sufferers, showed that Turmeric had the potential to kill the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria and reduce the oil production by the sebaceous gland. Participants also reported a reduction in itchiness, soreness, and redness when Turmeric was applied topically to the acne prone areas.
Turmeric has been seen to reduce the swelling, redness, and itching associated with most types of eczema and dermatitis. It also lowers the expression of enzymes responsible for inflammation caused by eczema. This is good news for anyone experiencing the discomfort and pain associated with these conditions.
Oral consumption of Turmeric has shown significant results for controlling the psoriasis causing T-lymphocyte autoimmune proliferation which helps reduce the cells attack on the skin.
Turmeric for Cuts & Burns
Turmeric’s anti-bacterial properties can also assist in treating minor skin wounds and burns by preventing infection, speeding up the healing process and reducing bruising and scarring.
Not only is Turmeric proving to be tremendously beneficially by controlling microbial growth on the skin, cleansing pores, relieving symptoms of irritation and inflammation, and aiding in the healing process, it also promotes healthy skin rejuvenation and hydration while helping the immune system fight bacteria.
Please note: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary from individual to individual.
Severe allergies must be referred to your doctor immediately.