Good day Dolls! It’s been a craaaazy week at the office — deadlines, projects…whew! So much to do so little time. Ugh! You know that feeling when you’re so busy you forget to just take a moment and take care of your body? I’m GUILTY. Sometimes when I’m in the zone, I don’t want to lose that momentum, and when I’m working I keep forgetting to HYDRATE! I keep telling myself (well, scolding myself) that if I want to cure my ACNE then I’ll need to go back to the basics which is DRINKING LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER.
While I’m still mastering the art of hydrating, there is one thing I discovered not so recently that can help CURE ACNE from the inside. 2 words: TURMERIC TEA. My dad buys (and resells) these packs of yellow powder thing that until 4 weeks ago I had no idea what it does to our body’s system. He told me to drink it because it’s a good source of antioxidant. The taste was terrible so I didn’t bother and just completely ignored it on the shelf.
Then the horror of acne broke out. I Googled all possible cure, even bought some of them, and none of them worked. I started suffering from acne when I was 23, there were products that helped cure it for a while but didn’t really kill the source. I’ve tried topical ointments, even used Yasmin pills just to get clear skin. The point is, these products worked like antibiotics, it will help cure the problem but once you use it more than what is prescribed, the body gets immune to it and the product just stops working. So realized that I’m probably doing something wrong because these products are supposed to work.
Then, again, I realized that if applying topical ointments doesn’t work, maybe I should start curing acne from the inside. I’ve done some research and found out that turmeric has been used for centuries to cure various kinds of illnesses. It’s high in antioxidant that will help cleanse the body of its impurities. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties that is perfect for curing cuts and wounds.
Because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, turmeric is a great remedy for acne break outs. Too much cholesterol is also another reason why a lot of us are suffering from pimple breakouts, the job of turmeric is to help reduce the cholesterol levels in our body and give balance while it cures. Another important benefit of turmeric is that it helps prevent cancer — this was the wake up call for me because I have a family history of breast cancer. I don’t want to just cure my acne problems, I want to be healthy as well, from the inside-out.
There are various ways to use turmeric but for me the best would be to make it a tea. It tastes a lot like ginger (since they’re practically family) but for those who want to balance the spicy taste, I suggest you add honey, NOT SUGAR.
So I revisited our shelf where the turmeric was and decided to start drinking turmeric tea while it’s not too late. I like it a little cold so I can just drink it straight and not worry about the taste. Haha! I’m on my 4th week already, been drinking it 3 times a day, and I must say, I FEEL GREAT!
Preparing Turmeric Tea:
If you like it warm/hot and strong
A cup of warm/hot water
2 table spoon of turmeric powder (organic kind)
A spoonfull of honey to add a little sweetness
If you like it cold, dissolve the turmeric powder in a small amount of hot water first then add cold water in a tall glass, then honey. 🙂
Health Benefits of Turmeric:
Great source of antioxidant
Heals cuts and wounds
Cures acne and other skin disorders
Boosts the immune system
Cures digestive disorders