My dear aunt called me this weekend suggesting I incorporate ginger in my line of products. She was having some pain in her leg, possibly from inflammation, and at a suggestion from a friend decided to infuse ginger into oil and rub the oil on her leg. A week later, the pain is gone and she swears by it and I believe her. I have briefly considered the use of ginger in the past but since her phone call, I've decided to revisit this root and it's beauty benefits. Here are a few good beauty uses for ginger to try.
Hypopigmentation is the loss of color on the skin often appearing as white spots on the skin. Ginger can reduce the appearance of white spots significantly by slicing a sliver of fresh ginger and dabbing it on the area. You can do this several times a day but you have to be consistent and do it over a long period of time.
- Helps fight acne
Ginger has anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties that help kills the bacteria that causes acne and soothe the skin. I've read to dab the juice squeezed from the ginger on your blemishes but I think you should use at your own discretion as ginger is very potent.
Fight aging from the inside out by drinking or eating ginger. Ginger is chock full of antioxidants which helps fights skin-damaging free radicals and can help promote a brighter, firmer, more youthful appearance
- Cleanse and Detox
Taking a ginger bath is a great way to sweat out the toxins and cleanse the body & skin. Add 1/3 cup of fresh grated or powdered ginger in a hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Keep a bottle of water near by as you will sweat profusely and it will get hot. After 30 minutes, wrap yourself in a towel and robe and lay down. You will continue to sweat for another hour. You will have the most relaxing night sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated.