For Dandruff: Mix 2 tbs grated, 3 tbs olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, massage into scalp, soak for 20 mins and wash. Foot Soak: Mix 1-1/2 tbs mustard powder, 2 tsp finely grated ginger in a bowl that fits your feet, stir and soak feet for 20 mins, rinse and pat dry. For Suntan: Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbs ginger juice and 2 tbs lemon juice and apply on tanned skin.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Ginger has been recognized by Ayurveda not only due to its medicinal properties but also for its use in beauty therapy. It is rich in age-fighting antioxidants; it boosts blood flow to the scalp and skin, helps hair growth and evens skin tone.
Potential Benefits of Ginger in Beauty Treatments:
Ginger has been used to safeguard and condition hair, accelerate hair growth, reduce dry skin and prevent hair loss. Few ways to use it for beauty treatments are as follows:
Ginger against Dandruff
Ginger uses its antiseptic properties to reduce scalp infections and dandruff problems. Using the following recipe 3 times a week can help you get rid of dandruff.
-Mix 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger along with 3 tablespoons oil (preferably sesame or olive oil).
-Add the juice of half a lemon.
-Massage the mix into your scalp.
-Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes.
Mustard-Ginger Foot Soak
Mustard-Ginger foot baths is used as a home remedy for aches, colds, chills, general fatigue and sickness.
-Combine 1-1/2 Tbsp. mustard powder (or freshly powdered mustard seeds) and 2 tsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger in a bowl that fits your feet with enough hot water to cover the tops of your feet.
-Stir around and then submerge your feet.
-Let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes.
-Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Fresh Ginger to Remove Suntan
Ginger when combined with lemon juice acts as a very good tan removing scrub.
-Take half cup sugar, half cup olive oil, 2 tbsp. of ginger juice and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice.
-Mix everything well and using wet fingers scrub it on your arms, feet and even on face with light hands.
-Use this scrub 2 times a week to get rid of tanned skin and to lighten your complexion.