Turmeric for skin whitening

Turmeric has been used for skin whitening for centuries as it contains the active ingredient curcurmin which has many healing properties. It makes the person using it fairer by:
– lightening pigmentation
– reducing tanning due to exposure in the sun
– reduces dark circles
– prevents pimples and acne due to the antiseptic properties, preventing further scars
– helps in reducing scars and other dark spots making the skin fairer
– it can be used as a exfoliator for making the skin look younger

The turmeric can be used for skin whitening home remedies like face packs and also in cosmetics like the widely advertised vicco turmeric.