While picking up grooming essentials, you should know what you should be buying and why. For any skin related (face and body) requirement, nothing can beat the properties of ginger and lime. From cleansing, exfoliating and controlling oil to relaxing your muscles, these two common kitchen ingredients are a powerhouse of goodness.

1) Cleaning and controlling oil 

Men’s skin is thicker than women’s and the squeaky cleaning ability of lime works wonders washing away dirt and dust off your face with little effort. With its anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties, Ginger fights very well against oils that cause acne and other breakouts. Ginger is also good for skin (or parts of facial skin) than has lost pigmentation. Regular use of a ginger and lime based face wash will fix this problem.


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2) Relief from aching muscles

Ginger encourages blood circulation and works like a muscle relaxant. After getting back home from a day outdoors, take a good, long shower with a ginger and lime body wash and you will know what we are talking about. As the lime cleanses the dirt away, ginger will soothe your muscles, drifting you into a state of complete relaxation that your body so deserves.


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3. Gentle exfoliation 

Combined together in a face wash, these two ingredients can cleanse and gently exfoliate facial skin without the harshness of a scrub. On its own, Lemon (a bigger variety of lime) oil, used in a shaving gel can fix small cuts and bruises because of its astringent properties. It also acts as a natural toner, reducing tanning, blemishes and rejuvenating the skin. Used on the body, the magic combination of ginger and lime will make you feel warm, fresh and alive.

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Both ginger and lime have an invigorating, fresh and spicy smell and whether you use it on the face or the body, you will end up feeling like a million dollars after.