6 Ginger Remedies for Your Skin Health

Thanks to its multiple properties, ginger can be a great ally for your skin health. It can help improve your appearance, fight acne and relieve burns.
6 Ginger Remedies for Your Skin Health

Written by Solimar Cedeño

Last update: 25 May, 2022

Ginger is a well-known spice for its taste and smell. However did you know that it’s also beneficial for your skin health?

Several studies have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. In addition, it contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phosphorus, oxalic acid, calcium, carotenes and flavonoids.

On top of that, ginger combats premature aging, reduces stress levels, increases circulation and eliminates toxins. The David Suzuki Foundation also recommends ginger as an exfoliant to cleanse and stimulate skin.

Therefore, we recommend you include this spice in your diet. Make sure your pantry always has some for your skin health.

Ginger Remedies for Skin Health

1. Exfoliating


  • 1 ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (30 g)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil (67 g)


  • Grate the ginger root into a bowl.
  • Then, add the two tablespoons of brown sugar and the coconut oil. You can use almond oil instead of coconut oil to give a pleasant aroma to the mask.
  • Mix everything well until it’s a paste.
  • Finally, you can apply the mix once per week. Always avoid contact with your eyes and mucous membranes.
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This will help you eliminate dead skin cells and eliminate toxins. This routine is very good for your skin health.

Discover: How to Treat Burns with Home Remedies

2. Ginger for burns


  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (30 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Blend the ginger with the water until both ingredients are well-mixed.
  • Next, apply the mixture with a cotton cloth as a compress on the affected area. Then, you will feel its refreshing effect.
Ginger and water creates a great solution to take care of skin health, especially burns.

Another option is to use fresh ginger. Cut it into slices and rub it carefully over the burn.

Ginger is not only good to support skin health, but it can also help you relieve burns.

3. Ginger tea and turmeric for acne


  • 1 ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (8 g)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Take a pot and boil a cup of water.
  • When it starts to boil, add the ginger root, peeled and chopped into pieces.
  • Add the turmeric powder and stir well.
  • Keep the mixture on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, add the lemon juice and honey, and mix it well.
  • Drink this tea three times a day.

This tea will help eliminate toxins that cause acne from your bloodstream.

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4. Ginger, orange and carrot smoothie


  • 1 ginger root
  • 1 orange
  • 3 carrots


  • Peel all the ingredients. Then, blend them until no lumps remain.
  • You can refrigerate this and drink it once a day.
Ginger, orange and carrot juice boost your skin health.

The ginger, orange and carrot smoothie has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It will help you eliminate free radicals from your body and reduce acne.

5. Ginger for skin blemishes


  • 1 glass of milk (200 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger powder (15 g)


  • In a glass of milk, add a spoonful of ginger powder. Then, stir well.
  • Take it every day, at least once per day.

Drinking this beverage helps soften the pigmentation of the skin. It will help make it even more tone.

Remember, the effectiveness of these treatments lies in being consistent and having patience. It’s not a miraculous treatment, but it will noticeably improve how your skin looks.

6. Ginger treatment for dandruff


  • 1 ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil (15 ml)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
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  • First, peel the ginger root and chop it into pieces.
  • Mash it with a mortar to extract the juice.
  • Then, place the juice in a bottle and add the tablespoon of sesame oil. In addition, you can replace sesame oil with olive oil.
  • Finally, add the lemon juice and shake the mixture well.


  • To apply the treatment, massage your scalp with it.
  • Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Then, rinse your hair with warm water and use your usual shampoo.

If you use it regularly, you will watch the dandruff disappear!

Add this ingredient to your beauty or skin care routine and you’ll see that your skin health will improve in no time.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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  • HOW TO SAFELY EXFOLIATE AT HOME. (n.d.). American Academy of Dermatology Association. Available in https://www.aad.org/skin-care-secrets/safely-exfoliate-at-home
  • Bakht MA, Alajmi MF, Alam P, Alam A, Alam P, Aljarba TM. Theoretical and experimental study on lipophilicity and wound healing activity of ginger compounds. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2014;4(4):329–333. doi:10.12980/APJTB.4.2014C1012

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.