New review covers role of curcumin supplements in skincare

Curcumin, the bioactive ingredient in turmeric that lends the spice its iconic golden color, has long been touted for its inherent abilities throughout Asia. Now, medical research has begun illustrating the potential role of curcumin in a clinical setting. This compound has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has tapped as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and a host of other conditions that threaten brain health and overall quality of life.

Recently, the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology published a review of the potential applications of curcumin to treat various skin disorders.

"Today, there is growing scientific evidence suggesting curcumin's utility in the treatment of chronic pain, inflammatory dermatoses, acceleration of wound closure [and] skin infections as well as cosmetic ailments such as dyspigmentation," the study abstract, available on PubMed, states. "Curcumin provides an ideal alternative to current therapies because of its relative safety profile even at high doses."

This isn't the first time that curcumin has been linked to skin condition. Previously on this blog, we've discussed how the very properties that combat disease can also revitalize the way we look. Researchers from Louisiana State University even found that curcumin supplements have the potential to reduce skin cancer risk. Though the review focuses on the topical application of curcumin to promote skin health, this compound has also been shown to promote general health when taken in supplement form as well.

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