Getting to the Root of Summer Skin

by Simon Eugster

Recognize the plant root above? If you guessed tumeric, you’d be correct. You’ve probably noticed tumeric in another form on Daily Concepts lately…

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That’s right, it’s the primary plant ingredient in Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponge.

As per our product description, Your Konjac Sponge in Tumeric has the following benefits:

This gentle facial sponge delicately cleanses, exfoliates, balances, and energizes your skin.

  • Turmeric Konjac sponge hydrates and regenerates your skin.
  • Made from 100% natural and preservative-free Konjac root.
  • Biodegrable, vegan and never tested on animals.
  • No chemicals added! Delicate for sensitive skin.
  • No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

So you can bet we’ve been using it to slough off dull, winter skin in preparation for the fast-approaching summer months. Bring on the hydration!

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Then we read up on what WebMD had to say about tumeric’s benefits:

Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.

Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.

Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.

In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.

Don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

How does it work?

The chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation).

All this great information got us thinking — why not add tumeric to our diet to rev up its benefits.

A quick scan of the Internet led us to ALOHA.com and some of the healthy healthy recipes they offer. We give the company’s philosophy a big thumbs’ up: We believe that the best nutrients come from whole foods, but even the most health conscious among us aren’t able to get everything our body needs from food alone. ALOHA provides the nutritional support you need to help maintain your already healthy lifestyle — plus a little nature-made oomph, just for good measure.

Lo and behold, we found a recipe that includes tumeric.
We loved and we think you will, too.
Check it out: Daily Concepts

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