BENEFITS OF GINGER FOR SKIN

BENEFITS OF GINGER FOR SKIN

Ginger, which has a sharp taste, has long had a reputation as a medicinal herb. For centuries it has been a cure-all for everything from stomach upset to cold and flu symptoms.

Ginger also makes a complete addition to many skin care routines, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can be used as a toner, mask, scrub and more.

Here are the top five benefits of ginger for skin.

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Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Free radicals are a natural byproduct of your body’s normal metabolic process. They can also occur from external factors such as cigarette smoke, air pollutants or industrial chemicals. This can lead to highly reactive and unstable molecules, oxidative stress, which can manifest as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation or fine lines.

Since ginger is an exceptional source of antioxidants with compounds that guard against oxidative stress, it can help reduce your risk for these common skin woes.


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heals scars

The antioxidant content of ginger can also promote healthy blood flow in the body. Some suggest that this can help scars return to the normal color of your skin. However, there is limited evidence to prove it.

Additionally, some say ginger can increase the volume of collagen production. Collagen fibers are fibers that the body uses to bring itself back into existence and help a scar to beautify. But again, much of the research is anecdotal, and we definitely need more science to show if it’s legal.


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Keeps your hair and scalp healthy

It is widely thought that ginger is extraordinary for your hair. It has been used in hair treatments for a long time. Its benefits are known for thick hair, less split ends, increased hair growth. The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of ginger are also exceptional for your scalp. This root is especially effective in the treatment of dandruff.

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Makes cellulite less noticeable

Ginger can help your body flush out toxins and keep blood pumping. This stops the accumulation of fat under your skin. Thus, the appearance of cellulite can be reduced.


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Improves acne symptoms

Ginger is packed with a phytochemical called gingerol, which is packed with anti-inflammatory efficacy. This means that it is perfect for treating and preventing certain types of acne. It has also been proven that ginger helps reduce the amount of excess oil (aka sebum) your skin produces. But remember, of course, ginger is not an acne treatment.

GINGER RECIPES FOR SKIN
We’ve rounded up easy gingerbread recipes for skin care that you can prepare at home.

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Ginger Tonic
Materials
1 cup of fresh ginger juice
1 tablespoon of honey

How is it done?
Mix fresh ginger juice and honey. Apply the toner to your skin with a cotton pad. Wait up to 30 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

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ginger face mask
Materials
1 tablespoon of ginger juice
2 tablespoons of rose water
1/2 tablespoon of honey

How is it done?
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Hold a warm, wet towel over your face for 1 minute. This will help open your pores to get the maximum ginger smoothness. Spread the mask evenly over your face. Wait 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean towel.

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Ginger Scrub
Materials
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger

How is it done?
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Apply the mixture to wet skin. Gently rub the scrub into your skin in soft circular motions. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean towel.

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Ginger Bath Salts
Materials
1/2 cup Epsom salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger

How is it done?
Combine your ingredients and pour into a tub of warm (but not too hot) water. Sit back, relax and let the ginger do the wonders.

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Ginger massage oil
Materials
1 peeled piece of ginger, thinly sliced
1 cup of almond oil
12 dried rose petals (or rose oil)

How is it done?
Mix the ingredients and pour the mixture into a bottle. Let it sit for a week, but be sure to shake it well once a day. (Do not use for bikini area)

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ginger shampoo
Materials
1/2 cup ginger juice
1 – 1/2 cup of shampoo

How is it done?
Add the ginger juice to your usual liquid shampoo. Apply as you normally would.

Are there any side effects of using ginger on your skin?
Ginger allergies are rare but not unheard of. Be sure to do a spot test before applying it to your entire skin to make sure you are not allergic. Rub a slice of ginger on the inside of your wrist. If there is no random reaction after 24 hours, there is no problem.

Not all reported health benefits of ginger have been supported by science. Do not forget to consult your doctor.