In skin care treatments, Ginger has a role as a zesty zinger and a soothing salve. There are many ways that Ginger helps your skin. Invigorating and stimulating to the skin, Ginger helps to excite and replenish cells. This hard working root also has a detoxifying effect on the body that boosts the immune system, aids digestion, and stimulates circulation. The improved circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the skin, resulting in a healthier appearance. These stimulating and detoxifying effects break down cellulite, creating smoother and more supple skin. As an antioxidant, Ginger prevents damage from free radicals and preserves the youthful appearance of the skin. While building strength and elasticity, it slows down the signs of aging. A drink made of Ginger juice and lemon juice mixed with water refreshes and rejuvenates the skin—and it’s tasty. Or add a Ginger zing to your carrot juice.
More beauty product makers are rediscovering the beauty benefits of Ginger, until now a well-kept secret passed down through generations of women. Look for Ginger in more skin and hair care products. Ginger has been used for centuries to improve the appearance of scars and heal burns. One way to use this popular root is to apply Ginger juice directly to the skin. To produce Ginger juice, grate the Ginger and then squeeze the juice out, or you can rub a fresh slice of Ginger on the skin. For skin repair, rub the Ginger on the skin two to three times a day using a fresh slice of Ginger every time. Use care in rubbing the Ginger on the skin and don’t press too hard. Scars may fade and show signs of healing within 6 to 12 weeks.
Savor a cup of Ginger tea for its healing benefits. You can also put Ginger tea on your skin for transdermal absorption. Arthritis sufferers can benefit from applications of Ginger in compresses that are warm and soothing to painful or arthritic joints. Ginger can be put on painful areas as compresses or creams.
For those dealing with acne, Ginger is antiviral and antibacterial, plus it reduces inflammation. Its anti- inflammatory properties help to prevent acne eruptions while its antiseptic and cleansing properties keep the skin clean and free of blemishes. Be creative and discover new ways to incorporate this savory spice into your life. If your skin is sensitive pure ginger will be too much for it, try a spot test first.