It’s a seasonal staple, but not just for the gingerbread men in your life. Do you know about the benefits of ginger for skin?
This spice may be popular during the holiday season, but it holds health properties that are beneficial all year long. Be sure to put it on your grocery list for the immune boosting properties. Add it to a smoothie or make a gingered collard slaw.
Yes, it is spicy when eaten, which makes it seem too strong for skincare. Just the opposite. Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, is antiseptic, and a nice little mood booster. Check out what the spice can do for you this long, blustery winter.
Benefits of Ginger for Skin + Mood
Ginger contains loads of antioxidants to reduce protect your body from toxins and to protect against premature aging. Antioxidants help to prevent damage by free radicals, improving circulation, and boosting elasticity. Plumped and glowing equals young looking skin. La Bella Figura Modern Radiance Concentrate addresses anti-aging issues and helps to counter skin discoloration (ginger is also good for hypopigmentation).
Skin tends to become irritated in winter months. Cold temps, wind, and extra dryness all cause upset. Ginger works as an anti-inflammatory to calm and soothe skin. Try Amala Purifying Moisturizer for light hydration with calming benefits. For achy muscles and tension use Vered Botanicals Muscle Soothing Massage Oil.
Ginger is a natural antiseptic. This keeps skin clear of bacteria and helps to ward off breakouts. Try May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt for a clean that leaves skin feeling brand new and Amala Purifying Blemish Treatment to spot check.
Skin need a little boost? Ginger’s zing gets your blood pumping. Try Skinny Skinny Organic Coconut Ginger Lime Body Scrub and La Bella Figura Skin Aficianado for insta-glow.
If you could use a little help curbing your sweet tooth (and who amongst us couldn’t this time of year?) you may want to give Urban Moonshine Original Bitters a go. Gluten free and vegan, this modern take on traditional bitters also eases digestion, promotes a balanced appetite, and detoxifies the liver. Please note, this product contains alcohol. It is also suggested that you add a squeeze to your favorite holiday cocktail.
So back away from the gingerbread and get to the root of this ingredient’s skin-loving benefits. Perfectly spiced products, for your stocking or theirs.
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