When I went to pick up some tea tree oil for my oil mixture, supplements were on sale buy one get one free, so I picked up some tumeric capsules. I've been learning about all of the health benefits tumeric (active ingredient is curcumin), like relieving inflammation, reducing pain, preventing strokes, lowering risk for certain cancers, is an antioxidant, and aids in skin health.
I thought, why not see if it does anything for me, especially since I often suffer from headaches, terrible periods and inflammation in my knees and my bad hip (I know, I know, I'm young...lol. I blame my gymnastics and dancing past.) Plus, I got to try it out for free because of the sale.
Tumeric can also reduce acne and improve the condition of skin when used in face masks. A tradtional Indian skin mask called peeti is used on a bride preparing for her wedding to give her a smooth, soft and glowing complexion. To read more about face masks with tumeric and watch a tutorial to make your own tumeric face mask go to: http://www.dhukai.com/how-to-get-clear-acne-free-dark-circle-free-skin/
And to read more about the health benefits of tumeric, both as a spice in food and as a supplement, go to: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/turmeric-more-than-just-a-stainmaker.html
Please make sure to check if any prescription medications you are taking may have any interactions with tumeric. Tumeric can increase bleeding risk if you are taking a blood thinner because it is a natural anti-coagulant.
I've been taking the supplement for two days now and I'll let you know if I see any improvement in my acne and my overall complexion.