Beauty Spices: The Benefits of Cooking Ingredients

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Have you checked on beauty products and found pepper, ginger, or cinnamon in their ingredients list? If yes, it doesn’t mean they put the wrong product on their display. One of the famous brands even using ginger to tackle scalp problems. It is because those spices can do more than just make your food taste wonderful.

Spices and salt can have multiple benefits for your skin and your hair. It is a natural ingredient, and some of them are good for sensitive skin. However, there are few spices that you can’t apply directly to your skin and use their extract instead.

Through this article, you will know the benefits of spices and salt to your skin. You will read the guidance on how to use them in your leisure time.

Sea Salt

Many beauty products start using sea salt as their ingredients. Sea salt has a strong mineral content, such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. Those minerals will create balance in your skin. As a result, sea salt will improve your skin hydration and strengthen the protective barrier.

You can use sea salt in a relaxing bath or merely soaking your feet. Salt absorbs dirt and toxins from your body. Hence, it helps you to clean your skin’s pores deeply. You can enjoy the moment while watching your favorite movie or snacking. With the right amount of salt, your skin won’t wrinkle even after the long soak. It is because magnesium in sea salt reduces water retention (i.e., bloating) in the body.

Other than for a relaxing bath, you can mix sea salt with olive oil or coconut oil. Afterward, you can use the mixture as a softening body scrub. Scrub your skin in a circular motion, and as a result, this mixture will get rid of your dead skin.

Hot Peppers

Hot peppers, such as chili, paprika, or jalapeños, contains antimicrobial and antioxidant. They are also rich in vitamins A, C, and E that will repair your damaged skin and cells. However, they also contain active ingredients that will burn your skin and cause irritation for sensitive skin. Thus, rather than applying hot peppers directly to your face, it is better to use a skin product with the antioxidant extract obtained from hot peppers.

Experts advised the beauty enthusiast to get the benefits by ingesting peppers. It is to avoid unwanted complications through direct application. In your free time, you can make various cookings and mix hot peppers with desert specialty spices. It is to add an extra spicy taste to your meals. Through this activity, you will not only acquire benefits for your skin but also improve your cooking ability.


On the contrary to hot peppers, you can apply cinnamon directly to your skin. Cinnamon is one of the top spices in beauty products. It stimulates blood circulation beneath your skin. As a result, cinnamon helps your skin to breathe and creates a natural flush. You can combine cinnamon with honey as a mask. It will fight your acne problems, eliminates bacteria, and treating blackheads.

To create the cinnamon honey mask, you only need one teaspoon of cinnamon and mix it with one until two tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes, and you can spend your time reading a book or watching YouTube before washing the mask away with warm water.

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Aside from improving the taste of your food, ginger has many benefits to enhance your beauty. Ginger is rich in antioxidants that you can apply directly to your skin. It will help you to fight the signs of aging by revitalizing your skin and reduce inflammation. Other than revitalizing, ginger improves skin structure and clears up blemishes.

Slice the ginger into small pieces and rub them on your skin. You can keep the ginger slices inside your fridge and take them out when you want to use them. Keeping the slices cold will give you a refreshing sensation when you are using them. The good news, ginger is suitable for all ages and all skin types.

Nature provides you everything that your skin needs, and you can find some of them in your kitchen. The natural ingredients of salt and spices can be suitable for sensitive skin and all ages. However, some spices can cause skin irritation through direct application. You can either use products containing its extract or digesting them. Choose the ones according to your skin concern. If you have sensitive skin, consult with your doctor before using any of them.

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