A/Beauty Benefits: Ginger

As you may have picked up on, the A/B team is slightly (wholly) obsessed with ginger - we eat it, drink it and lather it all over our bodies. Not only is it a superfood that adds a punch to your diet, it's also contains a myriad of antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protects our skin against aging. 

Benefits of Ginger to Skin:

1. Rejuvenates Skin: There have been studies that suggest that ginger has a damping influence on the enzymes that break down collagen, and since collagen is what contributes to a youthful appearance it makes this powerhouse ingredient  a great anti-aging antidote.

2. Promotes Hair Growth: You know that tingly feeling you feel when you down a shot of ginger? Imagine that feeling on your scalp! It's gingers way of telling you that it is stimulating the blood in your head and increasing circulation to your scalp, which can help stimulate hair growth. The many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that ginger packs in its tiny little root may also strengthen your strands.

3. Reduces cellulite: Ginger has de-buffing properties which help minimise the appearance of dimpling. Combine 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and a splash of lemon and scrub those thighs and that bum bum to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It'll feel tingly but it is SO worth it! While you scrub those areas consistently ( 3 times a week for 2 weeks) and drink 1 shot of Day Plus Collagen Sticks a day, and we guarantee within 2 weeks you'll see a difference! 

4. Fades Scarring: At A/B we've tried something new, adding some fresh ginger powder to our morning routine Rose Water Cubes. We all are guilty of picking at our pimples, and causing our skin to scar a little. Because of its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of scars, and so we've added a little ginger to our invigorating ice cubes and trust us, a little goes a long way! Bio-oil whooo? Try this all natural remedy and thank us later! 

About the Author
Mai AlAthel is the founder of Allmanac Beauty
who founded ALLMANAC Co, a creatively strategic lifestyle collective that houses a group of likeminded individuals under the company’s main pillars – art, design, travel and beauty/wellness.
illustration by the ever so talented @_frdesign