Natural Beauty

The Top 5 beauty benefits of ginger

Do you love your cup of ginger tea?

Ass a person with endometriosis I also experience nausea as a result of my condition. Ginger tea  and ginger in general is one of the best home remedies for treating nausea, and research has consistently shown that it’s both safe and effective.

Few superfoods can boast as many benefits as ginger. A flowering plant, what we know as ginger is actually the root of the ginger plant and is in the same family as turmeric and cardamon. The benefits of ginger have been utilized for centuries as traditional medicine and the root can be consumed fresh, dried, powdered, or as oil.

Ginger contains two compounds called gingerol and 6-gingerol which are powerful substances. Benefits may include:

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Fights nausea
  • Reduces exercise-related muscle soreness
  • Anti-diabetic properties
  • Aids in digestion
  • Reduces menstrual pain
  • Improves brain function
  • Fights infections
  • Anti-cancer properties

Ginger is not only a superfood. What if I told you it had a whole slew of beauty benefits as well? Yes, ginger can heal inflammation, but it can also give you healthier hair and better skin, and maybe even tackle cellulite.

Curious? Keep reading to find out the beauty benefits of ginger and how to make it a part of your beauty routine.

Ginger has been used in skin care as well. It is often used in a number of commercial products to improve the skin. But no worries, there are many ways to make your own ginger organic cosmetics at home.

 

#1

Cleans dark spots and acne scars

Ginger contains antioxidants which help to fight dark spots caused by ageing. Also, the daily use of ginger on skin helps to improve the blood flow and thus brighten the complexion. Ginger can do wonders to your skin. It also contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in getting rid of any kind of inflammation on the skin. It is a natural ingredient that will make the skin soft and supple, also improve the elasticity of the skin.

The most stubborn skin issues are the dark spots and acne scars.

So, what could be the solution?

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 every day and you should start to see an improvement in couple of weeks. Within a few months, your scar will be nearly undetectable.

#2

Anti-age benefits

Ginger contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging by removing the toxins and stimulating the circulation, resulting in the delivery of more nutrients to the skin.. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity, making your skin more firm and youthful.

Ginger is known for its aphrodisiac, antioxidant and toning properties, which contribute to radiant skin.

Whip up a biweekly mask of equal parts grated or powdered ginger, honey, and fresh lemon juice. Leave it on for up to 30 minutes, and rinse to reveal radiant skin.

#3

Ginger Fat-Burning

Ginger promotes digestion and stimulates metabolism, which leads to increased calorie burning. Whether ginger burns fat in a person depends on many factors, such as diet, exercise and percentage of body fat. Still, ginger is a natural ingredient in many diet and “fat-burning” supplements. Increases circulation, makes skin elastic and helps prevent and reduce cellulite. Also has great anti-inflammatory properties

In addition to its detoxifying and invigorating qualities, ginger is also known to reduce cellulite. Stimulate circulation and tone your skin with a Cellulite Busting Ginger body scrub.

#4

Stimulates hair growth

Ginger increases the scalp circulation, resulting in the flow of blood to the scalp. Thus, it stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth. The fatty acids present in ginger are beneficial for thin hair.

Ginger is great for dry and brittle hair as it contains vitamins, zinc and phosphorus which impart sheen to your hair.

 

#5

Treats hair loss and split ends

Ginger root is a great remedy for hair loss. Ginger extracts make your hair stronger and pleasant smelling. Split ends are caused when the hair follicles get damaged due to the exposure to pollutants and excessive heat. Ginger extracts can be used in the treatment of damaged hair follicles.

Take care, beautiful soul!

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