The Healthy Skin Benefits of Ginger

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With all the sweets the holidays have to bring, Ginger in particular, is an ingredient used in many iconic recipes. Gingerbread, Gingerbread men, Gingerbread houses, Ginger snap Cookies, Gingerbread latte’s and (I’ll stop there). Wouldn’t it be great if you could sneak a few healthy skin benefits into eating a soft, spicy Gingerbread man? Well, allow me to make you feel better about yourself for eating those delicious Ginger snacks this holiday (I just had one). I’ll share with you some healthy skin benefits of Ginger (which is used in some form for most of the above mentioned goodies).

Ginger has over 400 chemically active ingredients and is a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper and vitamin B6. It is an antioxidant, which means it inhibits harmful free radicals that cause aging skin and skin damage. Its potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, promote smoothness and an evened skin tone. Externally, Ginger works magic on the skin increasing radiance and decreasing inflammation that may contribute to conditions such as acne & psoriasis.

Ginger is a miracle plant that brings health to the skin. It cleans and kills acne-causing bacteria while making the skin smooth, supple and light. It is energizing, improves circulation and has the ability to lighten age spots while acting as an energy booster in aromatherapy and spa treatments.

Now that you know a few of the healthy skin benefits that Ginger can bring to you, check out these great ways to use Ginger in skincare.

And of course a recipe to eat!

Happy Holidays!

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