5 Beauty Benefits of Ginger

BY Priyanka Ganwani

Ginger, as we all know, has a peculiar fragrance and is a strong spice offering several beauty benefits. It is packed with antioxidants and is antiseptic in nature, which makes it extremely useful to resolve problems like signs of anti-ageing, acne, skin burns, dandruff, brittle hair, hair loss, etc.

1. Shields against skin ageing

Ginger is full of anti-oxidants that are responsible for increasing blood circulation and cut down on toxins. These anti-oxidants essentially fight off free radicals, there by protecting the skin.This process hence fights off signs of ageing like dull skin, fine lines, wrinkles and keeps the skin as youthful. Here is how you can have your skin appear like a 20 something, when you are in your 30′s. 

2. Clears acne and blemishes

This strong spice is great for resolving acne and blemishes due to its antiseptic properties. It also acts like a deep cleanser for clogged pores and eliminates any acne-causing bacteria. Additionally, it serves efficiently in reducing inflammation and cleanses dead skin cells. This ingredient is not harsh on the skin and can be used by those with sensitive skin as well. Also, ginger works on toning the skin complexion as well.

3. Resolves dandruff

Ginger uses its antiseptic properties to reduce scalp infections and dandruff problems. You could also use ginger oil to resolve this scalp-issue. Another effective remedy for dandruff is apple cider vinegar. 

4. Accelerates hair growth

If and when used regularly, ginger aids blood circulation in the scalp and promotes hair growth. It hence, stimulates healthy and lustrous hair texture as it also restores lost moisture. With the help of its nutrients from phosphorous, zinc and vitamins, it also improves dry hair and split-ends too.

5. Soothes skin burns

Ginger is also the right ingredient to apply when suffering from skin burns. Dabbing some cotton soaked in ginger juice calms down  abrasions on the skin instantly.

Uses

Ginger, honey and lemon mask for acne and deep cleansing

Ginger, when used with complementing ingredients like honey and lemon, could resolve a list of problems in one go. Apart from ginger, honey is humectant in nature and deep cleanses pores.  Lemons too have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which help tackling acne and blemishes with much ease.