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#HauteHack: 5 Reasons Ginger Should Be A Part Of Your Beauty Regime!

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After turmeric, ginger is the next super ingredient that our grandmothers swear can take down a whole army of diseases! From curing migraines to strengthening our immunity systems, there is hardly anything that it can’t do. Remember the times when our moms would squeeze a little bit of ginger juice on honey and give it to us to fight a cold? Now we are happy with a cup of ginger tea with a spoonful of honey to make us feel better.

Whatever form you take it in, it will certainly show its benefits. Apart from showing its magic in the kitchen and helping the in-house doctors cure illnesses, it has proven its worth in the beauty world, too. Whether it is to enrich the skin or to nourish our hair, there is no stopping this ingredient!

Here are 5 reasons to convince you to add it not only to your food, but also to your beauty regimes!

1. Rejuvenates Skin

Packed with 40 different kinds of nutrients, ginger gives a definite boost to the skin. It helps in tightening the facial muscles that will wrinkles at bay. Sip on some ginger juice or tea, or apply a homemade mask to see the results within a few days. Whip up the mask by mixing honey, lemon juice, and some powdered ginger.

2.  Lightens Scars

There are a few scars that have pigments in them and appear to be white in colour. These are known as hypopigmented scars. Ginger, because of its toning and antioxidant properties, helps fade these scars away within no time! Just scrub a small slice of ginger on the area and your skin will feel instantly refreshed.

3. Diminishes Acne

Ginger has some essential oils like citral, zingerone, and shogaol that help fight acne-causing bacteria. It clears it out and what we are left with is smooth, soft skin. Massage the juice on your face, leave it for a few minutes, and wash it off with cold water.

4. Reduces Dandruff

Ginger has a few antiseptic properties that help get rid of these tiny monsters. Dandruff can cause a lot of irritation and should be dealt with properly. For this purpose, ginger oil is one of the best remedies. Add in a few drops with some sesame or olive oil, and then slowly massage on the scalp. After about 30 minutes, wash it off with room temperature water.

5. Combats Hairfall

Ginger strengthens the hair from its roots, which leaves you with less hair on the comb and more on your head! It helps in blood circulation in the scalp, and this ensures less hairfall. Massage your hair with the oil and be ready for a healthy, shiny mane!

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