These are the most dangerous side effects of using turmeric on your skin, make sure you read this post very carefully and apply the tips in it to avoid them.
Turmeric is an amazing spice to use on your skin; especially at lowering inflammations, but it can also have some very dangerous side effects, especially if you put too much .
In this post, I’m going to share with you some of the most dangerous and alarming turmeric side effects on your skin, there is only one thing to avoid such effects harming you: respecting the right turmeric dosage.
First of all, turmeric is an amazing spice and healing ingredient when it comes to lowering inflammations and healing painful areas of your body, however, if you abuse it, it can have some side effects, especially on your skin.
- The first one is folliculitis.
First, these side effects are only going to occur if you apply high amounts of turmeric directly on your skin, more than one tablespoon a day!
Folliculitis simply means that you are going to suffer from pain in your skin, in other words, you are going to have small pimples that are not very dangerous, but can cause serious pain if not treated and if you do not lower the amount of turmeric used.
However, sometimes, if you apply too much turmeric on your skin, folliculitis can worsen and even cause permanent damages such as scars.
The wonderful thing about turmeric is that avoiding these side effects can be very easy, you just have to lower the amounts, and if you notice your skin starting to become painful, then, you need to stop immediately, this is more than enough because your body is going to do what’s necessary to heal you and avoid any permanent damages.
However, you need to be aware that turmeric is extremely beneficial for your skin, although most people are going to be scared from reading such an article about its side effects, you need to understand that it can be very beneficial, however, everything in moderation, including moderation , so, use your mind and do not put too much turmeric on your skin.
- The second side effect is flakiness.
Flakiness happens when the outer layer of your skin becomes fragile and brittle.
If you abuse turmeric, you are going to suffer from flakiness, but rest assured, the moment you stop using it, your skin is going to get back to normal.
- The third side effect is itchiness.
You need to understand that turmeric is extremely powerful; however it can cause some itchy sensations especially if your skin is too sensitive or is hurt.
The same compounds that are going to get rid of bacteria and fungi on your skin are also going to cause itchiness and inflammations as well if your skin is very weak and not protected, for example, if you have cuts, you are going to feel an itchy sensation after applying turmeric.
- The next one is redness.
Redness is highly linked to the itchy sensation, because once you have an inflammation in your skin, you are going to notice an almost immediate redness, if not treated, this inflammation is going to translate into the next side effect.
- Temporary hair loss
Yes, you may suffer from temporary hair loss if you start applying too much turmeric, more than one tablespoon a day in one small area of your skin, remember that turmeric is very powerful and can cause tremendous stress on your skin if used extensively.
Now, you understand that using turmeric, high amounts, on your skin, especially on a very small area, can be quite dangerous, however, do not imagine that turmeric is to be completely avoided, in fact, I really believe that it’s safer than most cosmetic products sold nowadays.
Here is a very safe recipe I use from time to time, it’s not going to cause these side effects to your skin, however, it is going to give you fantastic results, especially if you are trying to lighten your skin color and improve its condition, such as when suffering from pimples, acne, oily skin, and even rash and other infectious skin problems.
Take one tablespoon ground turmeric to which you are going to add two tablespoons melted coconut oil, mix everything very well and put in a glass container, don’t forget to close the lid.
Every day, I simply want you to use two teaspoons on your skin. What’s fantastic about this recipe is that it’s not only very safe to use on a daily basis, but it’s also going to last you up to one month since coconut oil is extremely rich in vitamin E which is not only very nourishing to our skin, but it’s also going to preserve the essential characteristics and compounds found in both coconut oil and ground turmeric.