Turmeric is the yellow-orange powder that's made from the ground roots of the turmeric plant. It has a peppery aroma and a warm, slightly bitter taste. The spice enhances the color and taste of many foods, including curries and rice dishes, and this relative of the ginger plant is also used in mustard and curry powder. The 'roots' are actually clumping rhizomes (underground stems) that store the starch and protein of the plant and can create new stems aboveground.
For thousands of years, in Southeast Asia, turmeric powder has been used to treat a variety of ailments and disorders. The main active ingredient in the turmeric spice is curcumin. This may be the most important of the plant compounds that are beginning to be recognized by medical researchers as natural remedies for illness. In India, turmeric is called "The Spice of Life" because of its reputation for healing. The scientific name for the specific turmeric plant used in folk medicine is Curcuma longa.
When you read that turmeric and curcumin have healing properties, the first thing you might wonder is what turmeric looks and tastes like and how it was discovered. The following information should answer most of your questions.
One of the staples of a complete skin care routine is vitamin C serum. After you cleanse your face and before you apply moisturizer, you should always use a vitamin C serum for protection against signs of aging. A top-notch serum will work well with other beauty products for your face, and it will include vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. We'll explain in detail why those three main ingredients are so vital for your beauty regime and how they work together. Vitamin C serum should smooth on easily, dry quickly and look great under your makeup!
What is a Facial Serum?
A serum is a beauty product for your skin that's designed to sink in and deliver benefits like essential nutrients and extra moisture. It's not a moisturizer though, and the molecules that make up a serum are small enough to penetrate the cells of your skin for the best results. When you apply a layer of moisturizer, it creates a barrier that keeps the serum from wearing off too quickly.
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