Ginger is widely known for its unique properties. There are different ways to use ginger. It is used in cooking as a spice to flavor and taste of the food, in medicine – for the treatment of many diseases.
Besides ginger is used in cosmetics because of its property to reduce skin aging, it is well-known since ancient times. Ginger is usually added to lotions, tonics, creams. This organic product is an ideal component in facial masks. That will be interesting to note that ginger face masks are very popular in beauty salons. But it is possible to make natural face mask at home without wasting money.
Why Ginger is so Beneficial for Skin?
Ginger is widely used in skin care. And it can be explained by its unique properties.
Ginger root contains volatile oils, amino acids (tryptophan, threonine, Leysin, methionine, phenylalanine, valine), vitamins (C, B1, B2, A, niacin and PP) and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, etc.) in quite high concentrations.
Ginger increases skin radiance and applying it topically can make your skin glow. You can make your own ginger face mask with simple ingredients.
- Strengthen the immune system of the skin;
- Destroy microbes;
- Regenerate and tone the skin;
- Contribute to the healing of wounds and fractures;
- Eliminate acne and boils;
- Rejuvenate the skin and prevent its aging;
- Stimulate blood circulation;
- Clean the skin;
- Make the skin supple and elastic;
- Improve and refresh the skin complexion;
- Reduce wrinkles.
Ginger mask is the best facial mask because it may fix any skin type to better complexion.
- If you have oily skin ginger mask will help reduce sebum, eliminate the fat shine, even the skin complexion, cleanse pores, eliminate pimples and acne.
- If you have sensitive skin ginger mask will help it easier to transfer the impact of adverse weather (frost, wind, the sun and the stuffy), prevent skin fading, get rid of redness and traces of lack of sleep, the skin will return freshness and radiance.
- For normal and dry skin ginger mask can give freshness, vitality and healthy look.
Contraindications in Using Ginger Face Mask
- Individual intolerance;
- The presence of open wounds on the skin of the face;
- Frequent bleeding;
- High temperature;
Ginger has an aggressive action and may cause burning of the skin. Therefore, it should not be applied in pure form. Don’t allow ginger juice get into your eyes.
Remember that ginger can irritate skin and cause photosensitivity, (sensitivity to sunlight). It can cause allergic skin reactions such as rashes, hives, redness or other skin irritations. Those with sensitive skin should either avoid using ginger oil or use with extreme caution.
Besides possible contraindications and side effects there will be some nuances in relation to which kind of ginger can be used. I guess, you found many recipes online advising to apply fresh root or powder form. Seems, these parts relate to the one and the same original plant but still some differences are found and must be taken into account.
Fresh Ginger vs. Ginger Powder
The fact that fresh ginger and its powder form possess different benefits may surprise you but it is really so. Let’s make a small comparison: for example, one teaspoon of ground ginger contains 30 percent of the daily value of manganese, whereas 4 tablespoons of fresh ginger only has 3 percent. Four tablespoons of fresh ginger root include 2 percent of the daily value for fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 but one teaspoon of ground ginger already has half of that amount.
It is known that ground ginger contains the spicy substance (gingerol). Dried powder form of this root has several times more gingerol if compared. This component plays important role in protecting the skin from inflammation and infection.
One must be very careful if use ginger powder instead of plant root for cosmetic purposes because it is very potent: suggest following the rule of 1/8 teaspoon of powder substitute for every tablespoon of fresh ginger!
By the way, gingerol is easily oxidized when grated or cooked that’s why it is recommended to be used immediately. Moreover, one must be very careful if use ginger powder instead of plant root for cosmetic purposes because it is very potent: suggest following the rule of 1/8 teaspoon of powder substitute for every tablespoon of fresh ginger.
Ginger Face Mask Recipe to Treat Acne
You will need:
- fresh grated ginger – 1 tablespoon
- water – 100 ml
Fist, you need to grate ginger. Follow the tips that will make this process more easier and comfortable: put a ginger knob into a plastic bag and place it into freezer. After one hour take it out and peel the ginger with a spoon – you will notice it is much easier to do without knife and peeler. Grate a piece of root across the grain of its fibers. Dilute the ginger mass with water. Use the cooled mixture to soak a cotton ball in and apply on the acne area for overnight.
This mixture will help get rid of pimples. It is the best way to treat acne. Ginger mask is also suitable for inflamed skin. Feel free to apply it daily for better results.
Ginger & Olive Oil Face Mask
You will need:
- ginger root
- olive oil
Take the grater and rub ginger root. Mix it with an equal amount of olive oil. Put the mask on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
This face mask is suitable for all skin types. It can be applied 1-2 times a week. After regular use you will notice that your skin complexion is much better and skin is like glowing from inside.
Green Tea with Ginger to Reduce Pimples
You will need:
- grated ginger – 5 grams
- strongly brewed green tea – 10 ml
Spread the grated ginger green tea and apply on your face.
This face mask has soothing, antibacterial, toning effect on skin. It is the best solution for oily skin. Apply this mask regularly twice a week.
Ginger & Clay Mask for Blackheads
You will need:
- white clay – 20 g
- green tea – 10 ml
- chamomile decoction – 15 ml
- ginger root – 20 g
Mix all the ingredients. Apply the mixture on your face and wash it off after a quarter of an hour with cold water.
This mask is suitable for all skin types but it is the perfect solution for oily skin prone to acne. Ginger will help to get rid of blackheads and make your skin fresh and glowing. If you want to have flawless skin apply this ginger mask 2-3 times a week.
Ginger & Lemon Juice Face Mask Recipe
You will need:
- green clay – 20 ml
- lemon juice – 5 ml
- ginger root – 5 g
Grate ginger root and mix with the clay, tea, and lemon juice. Apply the mixture on your face and wash it off after a quarter of an hour with cold water.
This mask is perfect for oily skin. It will help to prevent acne.
Application: 2-3 times a week.
Best Acne Treatment with Ginger Mask
You will need:
- ginger root extract – 5 ml
- lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
- grape seed oil – 5 ml
- green or blue clay – 20 g
- green tea extract – 3 ml
All components should be combined and mixed thoroughly. Apply the mixture on face and after 15-20 minutes rinse with cool water.
Ginger face mask helps to dry and eliminate shine, tighten pores and reduce acne and skin redness. Apply this mask 1-2 times a week.
Anti-Wrinkle Ginger & Honey Face Mask
You will need:
- dry ginger powder – a pinch (or a teaspoon of fresh ginger)
- honey – 40 grams
Mix the ingredients well. Apply the mixture on face. After 10-15 minutes, rinse with cool water.
This ginger mask improves blood circulation. Thus, it can help to fight with fine lines and deep wrinkles. Apply ginger mask 2 times a week.
Ginger & Cocoa Butter for Oily Skin
You will need:
- 20 grams of ginger root
- sesame oil – 5 ml
- cocoa butter – 5 ml
With grated ginger root squeeze the juice and mix it with other components. Dissolve it with cocoa butter. The mixture should be stored in a refrigerator. Apply it to face and neck at night.
This ginger mask recipe is suitable for all skin types. Apply twice a week.
Ginger & Lemon to Prevent Acne
You will need:
- grated ginger root – 20 g
- fresh lemon juice – 15 ml
- olive oil – 1 teaspoon
- yogurt – 10 ml
Mix the ingredients well. Apply the mixture on face and neck for 10 minutes. On the right to make a mask will indicate a pleasant warming feeling. To wash off the mask, use warm water. Then pat the skin using a towel.
This ginger mask is the best moisturizer for oily skin. It helps to reduce acne and prevent acne scars. It gives wonderful feeling of clean and taut skin. Apply it twice a week.
Ginger Face Treatment Reviews
I like to make ginger masks very often. It feels like a really great detox for my skin. This mask helps restart your skin and leaves it feeling bright and clean. I cannot say that it is suitable for sensitive skin because it is slightly drying. But you just use a moisturizer afterwards and your skin will be fine. I used to have pimples on my chin sometimes. After several applications they disappeared! I think it is a perfect natural remedy for oily and combination skin.
Glad to Be, 34
I found this mask to brighten my skin after each use. I used it for a few weeks. I mix grated ginger with honey and clay and apply on clean face. I have rather combination skin and this mask is very helpful. My skin is prone to acne and blackheads. Ginger mask leaves my skin so clean and bright! I definitely see the improvement! I recommend it for those who have oily or combination skin.
This ginger face mask is amazing! I felt like I had new skin after I used it. If you add few drops of lavender essential oil, it smells wonderful! After first application I did not notice any redness or irritation or breakouts from this product. I have tried other homemade face masks but this one is my favourite one. I love that it is all natural, I use only fresh ingredients. I noticed my skin became taut and bright!
Using ginger mask made my skin soft, glowing, clean. I have amazing skin using this! It doesn’t tend to dry out my skin though I read some reviews stating it. I leave the mask on face for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cool water. It does tingle a bit but it is a normal reaction to ginger. After washing it off my skin feels so soft and fresh like never before. It is a good substitution to all commercial face toners. The great advantage of homemade product is that it is free of chemical ingredients. I love all natural! And my skin is thankful to me!
Miss Lee, 27
Ginger mask clears my skin and helps unclog my pores. It is also refreshing and toning. I prepare it every weekend and use it no more than once a week. It is quite effective, especially if you suffer from acne and oily skin. Earlier I used to buy different lotions to remove oily skin but none of them could give me stable result. Ginger mask helps reduce acne appearance and make my skin glowing and taut. I’m pleased with the results!
Olga Suki., 40
Ginger mask really makes my skin better! But I do not recommend it for people with sensitive skin because it has a little strong effect. Usually, I apply the mask for about 15 minutes after I cleansed my face well. I use it once or twice a week and honestly I feel a difference right after rinsing it off. I have blemishes on face and ginger mask reduced this problem. Even my skin pores look so much cleaner!
I have been using homemade ginger mask once a week for a month already. I prepare creamy consistency so it is easy to apply it on clean face. I leave the mask on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. I am in my 30s, have oily skin with some noticeable pores around my nose and the occasional breakout. After few applications I feel the pores have diminished, and my skin looks healthier. I am happy with this natural face mask!
I have sensitive skin. Ginger mask doesn’t seem to irritate it nor do I notice any dry skin or redness, which some products may cause for me. I do feel that it helps to shrink large pores and reduce blackheads. I think it is a good results, especially if you don’t expect much from the natural ingredients in the mask. So far, I am able to use it once or twice a week right after cleansing the skin. My skin looks better!