From upset stomach, cold to flu, ginger is the one ingredient we turn to for just about all health maladies. What if we say, the same ginger can take care of those nasty pimples, age-old scars and even the stubborn cellulites?
You read that right, impressive beauty uses of ginger is been flying under the radar.
Ginger has over 40 types of antioxidants, which works to flush out toxins from the body, boost blood circulation, which in turn improves the skin's elasticity, making it firmer and supple.
High on antiseptic properties, ginger invigorates and stimulates skin, which in turn lighten blemishes and also clear acne.
What's more, ginger is known as a powerful aphrodisiac, antioxidant and toner, which works to cleanse skin of impurities, kills infection causing bacteria, shrink pores and give skin a radiant glow.
If you thought ginger's benefit is restricted to skin alone. Think again. Fatty acids present in ginger, stimulates blood flow in scalp, encourages regeneration of new hair follicles and prevent hair from breakage!
So, what are you waiting for? Here are some incredible yet easy herbal ginger masks that you will thank us for!
Cut, peel, grate and extract juice of a ginger. Keep it in the refrigerator to chill for a while. Massage the solution on the affected area. Let it get absorbed into the skin, before wiping it off with a wet cloth. Use ginger to lighten scar at least twice every day and you should see a difference in about six weeks or less!
Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger, with 1 teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it until you get a smooth paste. Apply it on the acne area. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Once dry, rinse it off with cold water. Do this once a week to clear off acne completely.
Radiance Boosting Mask
Take a teaspoon of freshly extracted ginger juice, mix it with 2 tablespoons of rose water and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix until all the ingredients incorporate well. Apply an even coat to your face and neck. Let the herbal ginger mask sit for 20 minutes, before rinsing it clean with cold water.
To relax your sore muscles and stimulate blood flow, try this super-therapeutic detox bath.
Mix ½ a cup of Epsom salt with two tablespoons of grounded ginger powder to your slightly warm bath water. Soak in the water, until you feel your muscles visibly loosen, before going on with your usual bath routine.
Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil, equal amount of sugar, 2 tablespoons of grated ginger and a few drops of lemon oil. Mix until you get a gritty paste. Slightly dampen your body skin, and massage the concoction onto your skin in circular motion. Starting from your foot, working all the way to your neck. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes, before rinsing it off with cold water.
Hair Growth Oil
Add 2 tablespoons of ginger juice to half a cup of jojoba oil. Heat the oil for a minute or two. Allow the oil to cool down, until it is skin comfortable. Massage the lukewarm oil onto your scalp. Massage in circular motion using soft bud of your fingers, for the oil to absorb well and blood to flow. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, wash it off with a mild shampoo. Use ginger for hair growth, at least, once a week.
Take a cup of almond oil, add in two tablespoons of grated ginger, and 1tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Adjust the content as per your requirement. Mix it until it blends well. Massage the area riddled with cellulite in circular motion. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
If you have any more tips on how to use ginger on skin, do share it with us in the comment section below.
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