We get it–winter calls for steaming cups of chai and gajar ka halwa. Unfortunately, the massive amounts of caffeine and sugar does not do your skin any good. As hot comfort drinks are a winter staple, we felt that completely depriving you would be too cruel. Here are our healthy beverage alternatives that have the added benefit of giving you glowing skin!

Lemon and ginger
 

Lemon and ginger

By mixing in honey, lemon juice and ginger extract with some hot water, you’ve got yourself a delicious drink! With the combined benefit of lemon, which rids the body of toxins and reduces inflammation, and ginger, which strengthens your immunity, you’ll not only be fighting any threatening breakouts, but you’ll also be protecting yourself from the cold that always seems to creep up during winter.

Herbal coffee
 

Herbal coffee

For all you caffeine-addicted girls out there, herbal coffee is a great substitute! Herbal coffee contains no caffeine–instead it’s filled with a plethora of amazing ingredients like chicory and barley, making it an easy competitor for the title of “wonder drink”. What’s stopping you from picking up a pack?

Green tea

We’re sure that you’ve heard of this one–green tea seems to be able to fix all our problems. Filled with vitamins that maintain skin firmness, it ensures that your skin remains looking fresh all throughout the season. It can even reduce those dark circles by minimizing the appearance of blood vessels underneath the eyes.

Cinnamon spice tea
 

Cinnamon spice tea

This is a drink that tastes as sweet as it sounds. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties that will work to cleanse the skin, making sure to reduce acne aggravation. It even serves to moisturise your skin, by ensuring that blood circulation reaches the skin. You can buy readymade cinnamon spice tea from your local store, but if this is unavailable, you can also make it at home on your own. All you have to do is mix some cinnamon with boiling water, add a bit of honey to sweeten it up, and you’re good to go!

Cucumber juice
 

Cucumber juice

If you’re ever in the mood for something cold, why not opt for cucumber juice? If you’re looking for a way to combat skin dryness that inevitably comes with winter, this is the solution for you. The high levels of caffeic and ascorbic acid further reduce water retention, rejuvenating your puffy eyes in the morning.