Ginger has a long-standing reputation as a healer. It’s a time-tested home remedy for everything from an upset stomach to cold and flu symptoms.

However, its equally impressive beauty benefits have been flying under the radar.

1. Protection against skin ageing

Ginger is full of anti-oxidants that are responsible for increasing blood circulation and cut down on toxins. These anti-oxidants essentially fight off free radicals, there by protecting the skin. This process hence fights off signs of ageing like dull skin, fine lines, wrinkles and keeps the skin as youthful.

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2. Clears acne and blemishes

Ginger as a healer resolves acne and blemishes due to its antiseptic properties. It also acts like a deep cleanser for clogged pores and eliminates any acne-causing bacteria.

Additionally, it serves efficiently in reducing inflammation and cleanses dead skin cells. This ingredient is not harsh on the skin and can be used by those with sensitive skin as well. Also, ginger works on toning the skin complexion as well.

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3. Resolves dandruffs

Due to its antiseptic properties, ginger reduces scalp infection and dandruff problems.

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4. Fades scars

Because of its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented scars (scars that are white or much lighter than your skin tone). Just dab a slice of fresh ginger onto the areas of your skin that are lacking color, and let the juice dry.