Ginger plants are native to Asia have been used for more than 5,000 years in folk medicine and cooking. In topical use, ginger is known for its warm, invigorating properties, making it a favorite for massage oils and lotions. When used on facial skin, it can help reduce breakouts by cleansing pores and drawing toxins out of skin. It is helpful in decreasing inflammation from a recent breakout or healing scar. Ginger also has anti-fungal properties and is a natural way to treat athlete's foot.
With your knife, lightly scrape the blade along the brown skin of the ginger until it is fully removed and the yellow flesh is exposed.
Slice the ginger into 1/4-inch thick pieces.
Lightly wash the skin or facial area to be treated.
Rub the pieces of ginger on the affected area until it is lightly coated with oil.
Place the ginger pieces on the skin and leave them for up to 20 minutes. Lay on the floor for facial application.
Warm ginger baths are also helpful for full-body skin treatments and invigoration. Add minced ginger pieces to bath, mix small amounts of essential oils to warm water or use ginger-scented soaps.