Turmeric Is The ‘It’ Skin Care Ingredient Right Now, But Does It Actually Do Anything?

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Turmeric Is The ‘It’ Skin Care Ingredient Right Now, But Does It Actually Do Anything?

Turmeric is a long-loved botanical ingredient that has been popular in Asian recipes for centuries, touting benefits that go far beyond flavor and nutrition. This antioxidant-rich and antibacterial spice claims to reverse UV damage, clear up acne and do much more for your skin, and brands like Sunday Riley and Clarins are putting turmeric in their products to help consumers reap the benefits of this ancient ingredient.

But does it really work as a topical treatment? And what are the actual benefits? We spoke to dermatologists to get to the root of beauty’s current obsession with this ancient spice, and find out if there’s any scientific evidence that taking turmeric topically or by ingestion can actually heal your skin care woes.

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