Ginger has been known for many years as a healer. It is used in many home remedies for everything from an upset stomach to cold and flu symptoms. Also, it is used in many cooking recipes because of its strong flavor.
But do you know that it can be your new beauty ingredient? Yes, it is a fact ginger can offer many impressive benefits for your skin and hair. If it is your first time to know that impressive fact, keep reading to find out how to make ginger a part of your beauty routine.
1. Fades Scars: Due to its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented scars (scars that are white or much lighter than your skin tone). Just dab a slice of fresh ginger onto the areas of your skin that are lacking color, and let the juice dry. Do this once or twice a day on a daily basis, and you should start to see an improvement in a couple of weeks. Within a few months, your scar will be nearly undetectable.
2. Fights Dandruff: This may seem weird but it is a fact, ginger is a very effective dandruff treatment. This is partly because of the antiseptic qualities found in ginger, which help to remove dead skin cells and fungus. Massage ginger oil or a mixture of two parts freshly grated ginger and three parts olive or sesame oil onto your scalp, and let it set for 15 to 25 minutes. Do this on a twice-weekly basis.
3. Stimulates Hair Growth: Ginger increases circulation to your scalp, which is essential for stimulating hair growth. The plethora of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids also strengthen strands and combat hair loss. Ginger is also packed with minerals such as magnesium and potassium, which work together to nourish and strengthen your hair. Try making a hair mask of equal parts grated ginger and jojoba oil, and massage it into your hair, concentrating on the scalp. After 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo as usual.
4. Reduces Cellulite: Ginger in not only known for its detoxifying and invigorating qualities, it is also known to reduce cellulite. Stimulate circulation and tone your skin with a cellulite-busting lemon ginger body scrub. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger, and the zest of one lemon. Store your leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.