Winter is at its peak and there are holidays around the corner. While nip in the air brings in happiness, it is also that time of the year where viruses, bacteria, parasites lurk around causing several health issues including skin infections.

Even a small bruise, cut, wound takes a longer time to heal in winter. These is also increased chances of viruses and bacteria invading the skin and causing infections.

If you are suffering from pimples, redness and rash on the skin, here is your DIY guide on how to heal infections with simple home remedies.

For Fungal Infections:

Cure With Curd:

Ingredients:

1 tsp plain curd

Clean cotton pad

Method:

Soak cotton pad it in plain curd.

Apply it on the affected area, leave it for 15 minutes.

Wash with plain water.

How It Works:

Yogurt is a probiotic and the lactic acid in curd effectively fights fungal infections. Do it daily at least for a week.

For Bacterial Infections:

Garlic, The Anti-Bacterial

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, minced

10 drops of extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Mix minced garlic cloves with olive oil

Apply the mixture on affected area, leave it for 20 minutes.

Wash it plain water. Repeat it daily for a week.

How It Works:

Garlic is a powerhouse of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and is effective in treating several bacterial infections on the skin.

For Viral Infections:

Certain types of viruses cause skin infections and turmeric plays a major role in healing them.

Ingredients:

1 tsp Kasturi turmeric powder

1 tsp plain honey

Method:

Mix Kasturi turmeric powder with honey and make it into a paste.

Apply it on the affected area, let it dry.

Wash it with plain water. Do it twice a day.

How It Works:

Turmeric is loaded with curcumin that acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral and works wonders in healing infections. Honey is a natural moisturizer and improves the skin tone.