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Traditional kitchen ingredients skin-care: ginger and turmeric

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Ginger and turmeric, classic and adored food ingredients, are some of the best components for skin-care. There is no need to worry if a favorite cleanser or exfoliator runs out and traffic is at its peak. Also, they are great for the bank account! Whatever the reason, these common items remedy many beauty woes and leave no excuse to stray from skin care routines.

Ginger: Other than a popular herb served with favorite dishes like sushi, ginger’s skin benefits are plenty. Consuming ginger in diet helps to keep skin youthful and prevents aging because it is an anti-oxidant. Traditional skin methods also recognize its anti-septic properties: Slice the ginger root into medium-length pieces. Slowly and firmly rub a slice over the skin prone to breakouts.This should reduce breakouts with consistent treatment sessions.

Turmeric: Turmeric, in the powdered form, is a popular exfoliator. It removes the most superficial layer of dead skin, leaving a more radiant and clear complexion. Pour out turmeric into a medium-sized bowl. Mix water in slowly, making sure to stir as the water is added. Achieve a paste-like consistency. Spread over face, neck, elbows, knees and cracked heels on palms of feet. Make sure the layer is evenly spread over skin. Leave on for at least 20 minutes or until it has completely dried. People with sensitive skin should monitor skin conditions and changes throughout the treatment. For those with oily skin, consider leaving the face mask on longer, since turmeric reduces oil production. Some recipes use yogurt instead of water for moisturizing and skin brightening effects. One warning-turmeric has a strong earthy aroma that may not be for everyone. Get a whiff of the plant or the spice before preparing the mask!

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