The coldest season of the year, winter with its shivering chill mornings and cooling nights also brings with it a few health and skin problems.
But not to worry, you got a saviour!
In your kitchen, there is ONE magical ingredient that never fails to do wonders with your health and skin, especially during winters.
And that magical ingredient is “HONEY.”
Honey has been a popular choice since ancient times for its health and therapeutic abilities. Apart from numerous health benefits, honey also protects your skin from the harsh winter season.
Here are some amazing roles, honey plays during the winter season:
Reliever from Sore Throat:
In the winter season as the temperature drops many people get sore throats which is very painful. Constant itchiness at times causes irritation affecting your concentration and productivity.
For quick relief, many people try various remedies. But honey is one of the best medicines for sore throat. Due to its natural antibacterial & wound healing properties which offer pain relief and reduces inflammation, honey easily prevents sore throat.
Simply add 2 teaspoons of honey to a glass of lukewarm water and drink as needed. You can add it to your green or black tea as well. Or simply just trick two spoons of honey down your throat to get instant relief.
Act as an Immunity Booster:
Winter season is a welcome time for a variety of infections and diseases for those who have weak immunity. Respiratory issues are also a cause of concern in this season.
A strong immune system protects you from winter ailments. Honey’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties improve the digestive system and boost immunity. That’s why honey is called a powerhouse of antioxidants. For boosting your immunity add one tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water, a splash of lemon juice, and one cinnamon stick and drink it daily in the winter season.
Honey is the best protection against dry skin as it has natural moisturizing and nourishing properties. It hydrates and keeps your skin supple and glowing throughout winter.
Following are some home remedies to protect your skin with honey from this harsh winter season -:
Dry Face & Lips: In winter dry faces and chapped lips are the most common problem. Honey has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help prevent dryness of the face & lips. It also reduces bleeding, swelling, and pain caused by cracked lips, leaving them soft and supple.
Face Mask- Take a tablespoon of each milk cream & honey in a bowl and mix them well. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Your skin will feel moisturized like never before. You can feel the smoothness and shine on your face.
Lip Balm – Just take some honey and apply it on your lips like a mask and rinse with water in the morning or you can make your lip balm with grated natural beeswax, coconut oil, lemon essential oil, and honey.
Hair: In winter your hair becomes frizzy and brittle which leads to split ends and hair fall. It needs deep moisturization and nourishment to stay healthy. As honey is a natural antioxidant & rich in vitamins and minerals it improves the scalp’s health making your hair follicles stronger.
Hair Mask – Take one egg yolk, one cup honey and one tablespoon of cold-pressed badam oil & mix well. Massage your hair & scalp for 10 minutes with this hair mask, leave for 45 minutes & wash it off. If practised twice a week it gives lustre to your hair that you crave.
Painful cracked heels are a common skin condition in winter and it may lead to infection at times.
Foot Massage – As honey is a natural antiseptic it heals the cracked feet naturally. Just add one cup of honey to a tub of warm water, soak your feet in it and gently massage for 20 minutes. You can also make an excellent foot exfoliator using honey.
You feel tired and sluggish during the winter season which affects your motivation to work energetically. Honey comes as a saviour; the glucose in it gets absorbed by the body quickly, giving an immediate energy boost to your plummeted energy levels.
Have a tablespoon of honey with one glass of lukewarm water early morning daily to wipe out all your laziness.
In winter, the cold temperatures slow down the blood flow of your body which affects the wound healing process.
Honey is best for healing minor wounds as it has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties making the body to heal wounds naturally.
Spread honey over your burnt area and wrap loosely with a bandage and your wound will be healed.
Natural Sleeping Pill
If you have trouble falling asleep during winter cold nights just try a cup of warm milk with 2 teaspoons of honey before going to bed. Milk & Honey both contain tryptophan which is an amino acid that helps to sleep better.
The raw unprocessed, unadulterated, and unheated real honey is the solution to many of your winter woes. Healthy roots Raw Honey is enriched with essential nutrients and free from chemicals and preservatives. Can be your winter best-buddy!