Does having large pores on your skin dread you? Even worse, blackheads fill them, and you end up with uneven skin with dark spots. Have you ever tried using ginger on your face? This ginger face mask recipe is great if you’ve never tried it before and you’re new to this DIY.
Come on, let’s get started!
What you need
- One tablespoon ginger paste
- One tablespoon mint leaf paste
- Half a tablespoon olive oil
- One tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
Benefits of the ingredients
There are abundant antioxidants in ginger, which may help fight signs of aging. Additionally, it promotes blood circulation that fights free radicals and makes the skin firmer. This herb contains gingerol, which reduces inflammation, thus soothing irritated skin. As well as helping your skin be evened out, ginger also kills bacteria that cause pimples.
Mint naturally soothes the skin, resulting in a healthier complexion. The ability of the leaves to tone skin makes it mild astringent, effective for acne-prone and oily skin types. Mint cleanses the pores by drawing out dirt and grime, especially on the nose. Besides brightening the skin, this herb’s cooling properties also treat dark circles and puffy eyes.
Even though this oil is a cooking staple, it has a slew of benefits for the skin. A good massage with olive oil on the skin creates a moisture barrier that protects against environmental damage.
This oil contains chlorophyll, which is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, soothing redness and itching. Using olive oil after sun exposure can inhibit the growth of cancer-causing cells. Adding it to this face mask will ensure that your skin is hydrated from within.
Vitamin C in lemon juice contributes to the skin’s natural luminosity. There are many antioxidants in it, which help prevent skin damage and premature aging. For oily skin, lemon helps prevent excessive sebum production. Also, it enhances the quality of the skin and helps it stay young and healthy. Lemon juice can also remove tan. Using it can prevent acne and reduce blemishes.
Steps to Prepare the Ginger Face Mask
- Add lemon juice and olive oil to the ginger paste.
- Add some mint leaf paste.
- Make a smooth paste by mixing all the ingredients well.
- The face mask is now ready for use — apply it on your face and neck — particularly where the gunk gathers.
What does this ginger face mask do?
When you use this mask twice a week regularly, you will notice these skin benefits:
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Softens the skin
- Adds a natural glow
- Even out skin tone
- Keeps acne at bay
- Works as a toner
- Clear blackheads and blocked pores
- Fights skin inflammation and cools down the skin
- Reduce the appearance of the scars
You can also use this DIY as a ginger nose mask to unclog pores.
How to make the most of this mask?
After cleansing the face, apply the mask. Using this mask at night or in the evening is always the best idea. Wash off the ginger mask after 20-25 minutes after applying a thick layer. The olive oil in the mask should moisturize your skin, but if it still feels stretchy, follow up with a moisturizer.
Do’s and don’ts
- Measure the ingredients according to your needs.
- Those who have an allergy to any of the ingredients, steer clear when making this recipe.
- Use once a week or no more than twice a week.
- Be careful not to overuse ginger, as it can irritate your skin.
- Avoid the eye area when applying to your face and neck.
- Don’t apply it over skin rashes, infections, cuts, or burns.
- Apply a thin layer and mix all ingredients well.
- If your skin is too oily, then skip the olive oil.
- Avoid using this ginger mask if you have sensitive skin. If you still wish to, try a patch test on the inside of your elbow and wait a day for any reaction to appear.
- Do not apply on active pimples, as it may cause infections or skin damage.
Over to you…
Last but not least, I’d like to emphasize that we all have beautiful skin, and it is always in our hands to keep it healthy and glowing.
Despite the passing of years, we often notice that those with mature skin still appear youthful — their secret is organic and homemade recipes.
This ginger face mask is one of my favorite homemade recipes for cleansing pores and blackheads. This mask is an excellent way to make the most of ginger’s many beauty benefits.
Make the switch and see if it makes a difference in your skin tone. You’ll have a gorgeous, glowing, and spotless complexion, after all.
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