Healthy Hair and Good Skin Food #3: Ginger
Many of us sip ginger ale to calm an upset stomach but beauty companies use ginger for its hydrating and mild antibacterial properties. "Ginger's been shown to increase blood flow," says Ole Henriksen, an aesthetician who whips up food-based skin treatments at his spa in Los Angeles. "Improved circulation helps skin hold onto moisture and stave off wrinkles," says Murad.
Best beauty products with ginger:
Murad Refreshing Cleanser ($30) contains moisturizing Hawaiian white ginger. Carol's Daughter Lemon Ginger Mint Manicure ($14) is infused with ginger to condition cuticles and prevent infection.
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