Benefits of ginger for the hair and skin

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Benefits of ginger for the skin and hair

The medicinal plant does not only come in handy when we want to add flavor to food, but is also beneficial for so many other things such as relieving an upset stomach, for flu or even slimming down. If we listed all the uses of ginger, the list would probably be longer than those scrolls in the biblical days. Unbeknownst to many, ginger can also be used for beauty. That’s right, here are skin and hair benefits of ginger.

1. Anti-aging benefits.

Ginger has many antioxidant compounds and it helps prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It also protects your skin from free radicals thus promoting healthy and glowing skin.

2. Treats blemishes and acne.

Due to powerful antiseptic and cleansing properties found in ginger, this can help to prevent the appearance of acne on the skin because it helps kill the bacteria on the surface of the skin. Mix olive oil, ginger juice and lemon and apply the mask on your face, wait for ten minutes the n rinse off.

3. Promotes skin radiance.

Due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties found in ginger, it can help to promote fresh and radiant looking skin. Regular application of ginger juice on the skin can help give a fresh and glowing skin.

4. Treats hyper-pigmentation.

For people who suffer from hyper-pigmentation, ginger can help treat it and promote an even skin tone. Cut a piece of ginger into half and dab it on the area, leave it on for a few minutes then rinse off with cold water.

5. Stimulates hair growth.

Ginger can help improve the blood circulation on the scalp, thus stimulating hair growth. Due to the fatty acids present in the ginger, it can help prevent hair thinning, while boosting hair growth. Dry some ginger in the sun, then grind it to get dry powder, mix this with natural yogurt and apply it on your scalp, then rinse off with water.

6. Ginger not only promotes hair growth but also helps tame dandruff.

Mix two spoons of yogurt, add one egg, three tea spoons of ginger powder and one spoon of olive oil. Mix well and apply this mixture on your scalp wait for thirty minutes and wash off with cold water. Do this twice in a week to get rid of the dandruff.

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