Ginger, that ugly looking root that tastes oh so good in so many things like Thai food and Indian food, is great for our natural beauty as well. Ginger improves the condition of the skin by reducing inflammation while allowing your skin to radiate with healthiness as the ginger invigorates and refreshes.
For a homemade cream that will help you get rid of old flaky dry skin that looks dull, try making a luscious cream of ginger root and apricot oil with a little Vitamin E oil!
Ginger Apricot Dry Skin Cream
- 2-inch piece of fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons light sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons apricot kernel oil
- 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
- ½ cup cocoa butter
Set oven on low and preheat. Finely grate the ginger to make an 1/8 teaspoon of ginger “juice.” Gently squeeze the freshly grated ginger over a small bowl. Place the ingredients (including the ginger) in a heat-proof holder and heat just until the cocoa butter is melted and the oils are blended. Pour into a clean, dry container and store in a cool dry place. For a little more deliciousness and a citrus smell, add a drop or two of orange essential oil to the mixture.
To apply, rub the cream in small circles using an upward motion to firm and tighten the skin. This ginger cream is a wonderful night cream, especially for you healthy senior women who need a little extra moisturizing to cut down on the damage and appearance of aging!