Even my grandmother knew, that raw Honey can be nourishing to our body and skin. It not only tastes great as a sweetener, but this natural miracle has tons of health and beauty benefits. Honey is full of nutrients, anti-oxidants, enzymes and healing compounds. It can help moisturize, fight ageing and bacteria. Shortly: it helps you regain your glow.
Honey, the Ancient Healer
Both in Western culture or in Ayurvedic traditions, Honey has been famous for its healing properties. Thanks to its complex chemical composition and antibacterial activity, it may treat skin wounds and many skin disorders from acne till eczema.
How to Use Honey in My Beauty Routine?
Are you struggling with acne, and you have tried many natural face washes and still no result? Honey also works as a face wash, especially for oily and acne prone complexion. It helps to detoxify your skin, kills bacteria and improves blood circulation.
Thanks to its compounds, Honey is an excellent pimple treatment. Put it on your pimples, wait about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you can afford it, chose Manuka Honey because it has the best anti-bacterial and healing properties.
Don’t be surprised, Manuka is probably the most expensive kind of Honey.
Honey Is a Great Exfoliator for Chapped Lips
To exfoliate your lips, make an at-home paste with sugar and Honey. Sugar is an excellent exfoliant while Honey is a great moisturizer with healing and antibacterial properties. Mix one teaspoon of sugar with half teaspoon of Honey. Apply this mixture on your lips and scrub gently in circular motions, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it once a week. It will help to restore your lips’ natural softness.
Have a Luxury Bath
You may have heard of Cleopatra who was being soaked in milk and Honey, haven’t you? The exfoliating effect of lactic acid in milk combined with the softening and moisturizing properties of Honey was her secret on getting soft, supple skin.
Use Honey as a Home Made Mask
Using Honey as a home made mask proves to be the best way to go natural with your skin care routine. So, Honey, I suggest you Honey! Look at these 5 mask recipes, try them and enjoy the result.
Raw Honey Mask for Oily Skin
Apply a thin layer of Honey on your skin using a circular motion. Leave it for at least 20 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. The result: smooth, soft, radiant skin.
If you have dry skin, mix it with your favourite oil (argan, olive, coconut) and use this mixture.
Yeast-Honey Mask for Oily Skin
Mix 1 tablespoon of Honey with 1 tablespoon of yeast and add some milk to it. Apply this mixture on your face, wait about 20 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Honey-Yoghurt Mask for Normal Skin
Mix 2 tablespoons of Honey with the same amount of yoghurt. Apply a thin layer of this mixture on your face, 15-20 minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you have dry skin, sprinkle your face with mineral water, before applying the mask. Use it twice a month.
Moisturizing Honey-Cream Mask for Normal and Dry Skin
Mix 2 tablespoons of Honey with the same amount of cream (light, single cream is perfect), sprinkle your face with mineral water and apply this mixture on it. Wait 15-20 minutes than rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Nourishing Honey-Cream Oil Mask for Dry Skin
Mix 1 tablespoon of Honey, 1 tablespoon of cream and 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil. Apply this mixture on your face and after 15-20 minutes rinse it off with lukewarm water.
It seems, Honey may work as a super effective, all-purpose ingredients in your beauty regime, beyond it is really delicious!
Always use unrefined, organic, fair trade products. Take care of your health and our environment. Always take allergy test – if you have reaction avoid these ingredients.