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.