Welcome to our newest edition of Skincare Superfoods! You already know about popular, mainstream superfoods like kale, blueberries, and broccoli, so we’re going to switch it up a little bit. This time around we’re shining some light on what could be one of the most underrated superfoods of all time: ginger.
Ginger is a spice that’s traditionally used in Asian cuisine and Moscow Mules 😉, often leaving their many health benefits overlooked. We’re here to tell you about another side of ginger, the less delicious yet highly beneficial side. Here’s why you should be adding it to your medicine cabinet, stat!
Ginger Can Help Fade Scars
Ginger has really great toning and antioxidant properties, making it a great tool for reducing the appearance of hypopigmented scars. Try dabbing a piece of fresh ginger onto the areas of skin that are lacking colour and let the juice dry. If you do this everyday for a couple weeks you’ll start to see those imperfections clear up!
Ginger is A Fantastic Anti-Inflammatory
Ginger has been used to reduce inflammation for centuries. This very simple but very important trait can help treat a myriad of issues, including osteoarthritis and even menstrual pain. It can of course aid in reducing skin inflammation as well – yay!
Ginger Treats Many Forms of Nausea
Did your mom give you ginger ale when you were sick as a kid? This is why! Ginger is really effective at soothing an upset stomach and calming nausea. Your mom knew what she was doing you guys!
Ginger Can Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness
Athletes rejoice! Ginger has been known to help reduce muscle pain and soreness. In a recent study, it was proven that subjects who consumed ginger on a regular basis experienced less pain 24 hours after their workout than those who didn’t.
It really might have been easier to talk about what ginger CAN’T do. When it comes to superfoods, ginger is most definitely worthy of the name. If you’re already a big believer in the benefits of ginger – kudos to you! If not, we really encourage to try it. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you like to use ginger for!