Ginger is a popular root used to settle digestive problems and boost immunity. Its ability to help you achieve your beauty goals is perhaps slightly less well known.
Whether you’re trying to move away from high strength chemical products, or you just love the idea of using something new and exotic to help maintain a healthy appearance, Ginger is a versatile ingredient that can have a great impact on your skin and hair.
It is believed that Ginger is effective in improving the appearance of your skin, due to the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that it contains. It also increases circulation, helping maintain regular blood flow and distribution of much needed oxygen to different parts of your body.
Fresh Ginger can actually be applied directly to spots in small doses to alleviate redness and restore natural tone. Alternatively, you can create your very own Ginger facial scrub by mixing ground Ginger and olive oil to create an exfoliating scrub to leave your skin feeling radiant. Remember to rinse off thoroughly after you’re done!
A healthy body
Mix ground Ginger and Epsom salts into your next bath for a therapeutic detox bath that will remove unwanted toxins from your body.
By heating up the temperature of your skin and increasing perspiration, Ginger detoxifies the body, by opening up your pores and allowing your body to cleanse itself.
Similarly, you can create a rejuvenating foot bath using ground Ginger and hot water, to offer a soothing and detoxifying experience. Take your time and let your feet soak for as long as you want, as this natural ingredient won’t have any nasty side effects.
If you’re lucky enough to have a willing partner or friend who will give you a massage, try mixing ginger and your preferred massage oil to create a therapeutic massage oil that will naturally warm the body and grace your skin with naturally occurring skin soothing ingredients. If you didn’t know already, massages also release unwanted tension from your muscles and improve your posture.
Strong hair relies on effective blood circulation. By creating a shampoo hair treatment from simply mixing one part ginger oil to two parts of your regular shampoo, you’ll be able to stimulate your scalp and encourage hair growth.
Get some Ginger
Using Ginger regularly as a homemade health treatment may seem strange at first, but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to integrate into your beauty and health regime when you have some at hand.
Get your supply of fresh or ground Ginger powered to start experimenting with natural alternatives to your regular beauty products.