The Magical Properties of Ginger for Your Skin

It’s no secret that a number of natural ingredients can dramatically impact the health of your skin, but did you know that ginger is one of the best natural choices? In Traditional Chinese medicine ginger is known as “jiang” meaning “defend” or in India they practice a form of medicine known as Avurvedic, it prescribes ginger as a key ingredient to put in foods or drink as a tea to keep the body system regulated.

The health benefits of ginger are quite astounding when it comes to skin care, starting with the fact that ginger works to reduce inflammation. If you start to eat ginger within your food, it will also promote elasticity in the skin so that it appears younger and stronger. This is highly important within a skin care food since the elasticity and firmness of your skin is what starts to break down as you age. In short, ginger is a top food ingredient choice to prevent the onset and appearance of age in your complexion!

One of the best ways to intake ginger is as an herbal tea, which can be a delicious drink to enjoy. Personally I drink it twice a day to stimulate better digestion and to boost my immune system and of course I suggest you to do the same. All you have to do is boil water in a kettle and slice several pieces of ginger into thin strips so that no bark is left on them. Add them to the cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and a slice of lemon, and you can also add cinnamon and cloves to sweeten the drink. Mm … it’s so delicious …

Last of all, ginger can be used as an essential oil in cosmetics, acne products, anti aging treatments, and skin healing treatments. It will work to strengthen the hair and also treat seborrhea. You can easily add a drop of ginger essential oil to any of your favorite products, or even use it for massage to relieve the pain of arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory benefits. Even better, ginger is often found in many herbal decongestants to minimize the symptoms of colds, allergies, and severe respiratory conditions.