In the cold winter months, there is nothing better than to take a calming walk on the snow and completely switch off. The cold may revive the senses and let us breathe deeply, but it is a great challenge for our skin. Because of the low temperatures, the skin stores less water and hardly produces any sebum. Cracked and itchy skin are usually the consequences of this.
In this article we tell you about four herbs and spices which have a positive effect on your skin and at the same time really warm up your body from within, whether after a winter walk, skating with the family or in the morning before going to work.
Ginger: Warms the Body and Ensures Beautiful Skin
Ginger is a true all-rounder, also in terms of taste. Not only can it inhibit inflammation and promote metabolism, it also slows down the ageing processes. Therefore, ginger, at least in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, has long been considered a natural anti-ageing agent. Apart from that, it really warms our body up from the inside and helps to ward off coldness that has lodged in our limbs during a sledding day!
If you'd like to learn more about ginger and its impact on our skin, then read our latest article about ginger - you'll be amazed at what ginger can do.
Basil: Against Pimples and Cold feet
You know basil only from Italian pasta? The green herb has some healing properties: It helps against coughing, sore throat and warms up our body. Basil is not only good for our health, but also for our skin and hair! For example, the use of basil can reduce hair loss and even rejuvenate the skin. In addition, basil helps against irritating acne, as it has anti-inflammatory, as well as antibacterial properties.
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Sage: Delays skin ageing and Warms from Within
With colds, as we know from our grandmothers, sage tea helps. And that's true! Sage is analgesic, antibacterial, warms the stomach and even improves the digestive function. Sage also contains vitamin A, calcium and a high level of antioxidants - which also has a positive effect on our skin. The skin is protected from damage caused by free radicals, and thus the ageing of the skin is automatically slowed down. And, let's face it, a hot sage tea with a bit of ginger and honey tastes good, too.
Turmeric: Makes you Beautiful and Helps you to get Warm
The main ingredient of curry and the reason for its distinctive yellow colour is : turmeric. This tuber provides our body with energy and warmth, while supporting our immune system. One should not underestimate its positive influences on our body, after all, it is closely related to the ginger, more specifically, it comes from the family of ginger. One reason why turmeric provides us with a more beautiful skin is because it supports the liver in its function as a detoxifying organ. As a result, less toxins are excreted through the skin, which would then appear as pimples or skin irritation visible to anyone.
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In addition, turmeric supplies our skin, hair and nails with zinc, calcium, magnesium and potassium. A good turmeric or turmeric latte not only tastes good, it also helps our body and our skin to stay healthy!