Does Turmeric Soap Fade Dark Spots?
If you follow me on social media (@daniellereneebeaute), you’ve probably seen me post client testimonials about my turmeric & honey soap. I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t love it. Even as I’m writing this blog, two women have come into my store raving about this soap.
The reasons people love the turmeric and honey soap:
It’s very moisturizing and doesn’t leave skin stripped dry.
It noticeably calms inflamed skin and evens out redness.
Results are seen within a couple washes (sometimes after one wash).
Because I post the testimonials often, I’m getting more private messages asking if this soap will fade dark spots. Turmeric is widely known for brightening and evening out skin tone. Here‘s what you need to know about turmeric soap and dark spots:
Soap is a wash-off product. It’s only on your skin for as long as you’re washing your skin before you rinse it off. (FYI, most people don’t wash their face long enough. Wash it gently for 30 seconds, rinse, then repeat once more.) Washing your face with my turmeric soap for at least 30 seconds is enough time to experience the softening, conditioning, and inflammation-calming benefits of the soap. If your goal is specifically to fade dark spots, a wash off product won’t give you the results you desire in a timely manner.
Here‘s an example. Toothpaste is good for cleaning your teeth. Hopefully, you brush your teeth every day. You can brush your teeth every day and night, and still notice a yellowing over time due to aging and the foods and drinks you consume. In order to whiten and brighten your teeth more noticeably, white strips may be helpful. White strips are left on your teeth for a while so you get the best results. In regards to fading dark spots, a leave-on product will give you the most noticeable results. Truthfully, massaging turmeric soap into your skin for 30 seconds before washing off isn’t enough time to experience its ability to fade hyperpigmentation. (Again, it IS enough time to experience the anti-inflammatory effects of the turmeric, and the conditioning effects of the butters and honey in the soap). Your skin will be softer, hydrated and less red & inflamed - but if the mission is fading dark spots, use turmeric soap in addition to a leave-on product like a mask or Vitamin C serum.
Referring back to the teeth whitening, you wouldn’t ditch your toothpaste altogether just to use white strips. You may switch to a toothpaste with more whitening abilities, in addition to using the white strips. The same principle applies to your skin. Use the wash-off product (turmeric soap), and a leave-on product that targets hyperpigmentation if your goal is to fight dark spots.
To combat hyperpigmentation, use the turmeric soap twice daily —and apply a turmeric mask 3 times a week. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before washing off with water. Then apply a Vitamin C serum twice daily. Apply a good moisturizer after applying the serum. This routine will give you a more effective shot at fading dark spots.
I will have a great turmeric and carrot clay mask ready for you in the coming days! Stay tuned to my social media (FB & IG @daniellereneebeaute) to know when it’s ready.
To make a DIY turmeric mask, combine 1 tablespoon of turmeric with one tablespoon of honey. Mix the two until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to your face for 15 minutes before washing off.
If you’re searching for a Vitamin C serum, consider my Caribbean Citrus Serum. In addition to evening out skin tone, it helps your skin naturally produce collagen. Collagen is what helps skin appear firm and youthful looking.
You can find my full line of skincare here.
If you’re one of those people who scroll to the end to get the answer, turmeric soap by itself isn’t going to fade dark spots as effectively as a leave-on product. Combine it with a leave-on product. Now go back and read the article.