This spice is golden in color and fragrant and is a popular ingredient in curries among other savory dishes. But some people use turmeric for beauty. It is used to treat skin conditions such as acne and dark spots (hyperpigmentation).
Its effectiveness when used for hair removal is mostly anecdotal. You can also find tons of personal reviews and tutorials online. Let’s see how you can use turmeric to get rid of facial and body hair.
Does it work?
It could be. Turmeric hair removal is believed to work in two ways.
The natural chemicals in turmeric can help stop or slow down hair growth.
Using a turmeric mask or scrub can help loosen the hair roots and mechanically pull the hair out of the skin.
A 2017 study tested turmeric oil from a plant in the same family as turmeric. Turmeric oil was applied to the armpits of 60 women for 10 weeks. Scientists have found that turmeric oil can reduce or slow down hair growth in the test areas.
So if it helps reduce hair or slow down growth, expect it to work for a little longer and longer than waxing or shaving.