Ginger For the Skin
Published By Debra Mundell on 2011-03-24 2243 Views
Ginger is being added as an ingredient to more commercial skin care products to improve the skin. Ginger has been used in home remedies for many conditions for centuries. People put fresh ginger juice on burns to heal them. Ginger can also improve the appearance of many scars. One way to get ginger juice is by grating ginger and then squeezing the juice out. Another way to put ginger juice on the skin is by rubbing a fresh slice of ginger on the skin. For skin repair rub the ginger on the skin two to three times a day and use 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.
Ginger is detoxifying and it boosts immunity and stimulates the circulation. The improved circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the skin which improves its appearance. Antioxidant ginger also prevents damage from free radicals preserving the youthful appearance of the skin. Ginger will improve the elasticity of the skin so it appears more firm and youthful. Ginger is important to skin health because the elasticity and firmness of skin is what starts to deteriorate with aging. So ginger will help to preserve the skin’s youthful strength and elasticity and slow down the signs of aging.
Ginger is antiviral and antibacterial and it reduces inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to prevent acne eruptions. Ginger is also antiseptic and cleansing which helps to keep the skin clean and free of blemishes. The ginger is invigorating and stimulating to the skin. Applications of ginger in compresses are warm and soothing to painful or arthritic joints. Ginger can be put on painful areas in compresses or creams. Stimulating and detoxifying ginger is also used to treat cellulite.
You can drink ginger tea for the healing benefits and you can also put ginger tea on your skin for transdermal absorption. Ginger tea can also be added to skin and hair care products. A drink made of ginger juice and lemon juice mixed with water is beneficial to the skin. Ginger will help to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
Ginger essential oil can be added to homemade skin care products for rejuvenation, acne and skin repair. The oil can also be added to cosmetics, creams and lotions for the skin. The essential oil can also be added to hair care products as it will strengthen the hair and treat seborrhea. One way to add the essential oil of ginger is by mixing a drop of the oil into the skin or hair care products.