Turmeric Benefit #2: It Helps Protect The Skin Against Oxidative Stress

Turmeric is rich in antioxidant compounds, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and turmeric-specific antioxidants called curcuminoids that can help protect the skin from free radicals. Free radicals, also known as ‘reactive oxygen species,’ develop after you’re exposed to an environmental aggressor (such as UV radiation or air pollution) or indulge in unhealthy habits, like smoking. If left to accumulate on the skin, free radicals can build up and result in visible changes known collectively as oxidative stress. When used topically, antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, thereby limiting the amount of damage they can do to your skin.