Turmeric - Contains a plant pigment called curcumin that is responsible for Turmeric's, characteristic canary yellow color. India's relationship with turmeric goes back thousands of years. The underground stems of turmeric are used as condiments and dyes. Ayurvedic medicine recommends mixing turmeric in a small amount of honey and applying the paste to the skin as a topical ointment for the treatment of skin infections, irritation and inflammation. A turmeric paste cleans skin and beautifies skin. It's antiseptic and healing properties make it a wonderful natural treatment for rosacea and may help prevent and cure acne. Rich in antioxidants, turmeric is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic skin care products to promote glowing, smooth skin, naturally.