We’re fully aware of the healthy superpowers of ginger, but did you know that eating the root or spice can provide beauty benefits too?
It’s not surprising, really. Like we’ve said many times before, ginger is awesome.
Here are our favourite Ten Beauty Benefits of Ginger for Skin and Hair – they’re all reasons to eat ginger every day!
Redheads are well-versed in the importance of wearing SPF to protect the skin from the sun, the biggest influence of the appearance of ageing.
But eating ginger can also help fight wrinkles! The food is packed with the super-foodiness of anti-oxidants, which reduce toxins in skin cells while increasing blood circulation, helping to reduce the appearance of ageing.
2. Blemishes and Acne
Not only is ginger great for anti-ageing, it can also help with spots and imperfections. Ginger contains powerful antiseptic and cleansing qualities, minimising the rate of spot and acne formation by actively killing bacteria on the skin’s surface and deep inside the pores.
And sensitive-skinned redheads will be pleased to know that ginger is the best natural acne-fighting solution, so it’s great for those with delicate skin.
3. Soothes burns and blisters
Probably not wise to apply immediately after a new burn, but your skin has cooled, fresh ginger juice is said to soothe and heal blisters, burnt skin or sunburn.
4. Radiant skin
As odd as it sounds, slices of ginger root applied to your face can help to give you a refreshing glow. We agree that it doesn’t sound too glamourous, so perhaps try it when you’re home alone.
5. Skin toning
While cleaning, fighting blemishes and making your skin more radiant, ginger also gets to work on toning your skin.
A face mask is an ideal method for this. Try mixing grated ginger with a natural mask mix (or store-bought); it’ll help to moisturise and soften the skin, leaving it supple and glowing.
6. Hypopigmental (white) scars
If you have scarred areas that are slightly lighter in pigmentation than the rest of your skin, a piece of fresh ginger can help.
For noticeable results, hold a sliver of fresh ginger on the white scar for 30-40 minutes. This should be done every day for at least a week, at which point you should start seeing the colour come back to your skin.
7. Reduces hair loss
Ginger root makes your ginger roots stronger! Thus reducing hair loss, something we obviously want to prevent – keep living the ginger dream!
8. Stimulates hair growth
Not only does ginger reduce hair loss, but it increases blood circulation to the scalp, also making hair silky and shiny at the same time.
9. Fights dandruff
Ginger contains natural antiseptic properties which help to fight dandruff issues.
10. Split ends
With its anti-oxidants, ginger can seriously help to repair any split ends and dry hair problems.
Mix some ginger oil with your shampoo and watch how its natural moisturising powers help to fix any dryness.