Honey is an incredible ingredient that can do wonders for your skin!
Wondering what makes us vouch so strongly for the benefits this delicious golden liquid can have on your skin? Read ahead to know more.
Why Honey? For centuries, Honey has remained an integral part of our lifestyle. Right from being used for cooking purposes to being tried for treatment of various diseases and illnesses; the reputation and credibility of Honey as a magic potion for the overall external and internal health of the body has remained unwavering. As a powerhouse of essential nutrients; Honey has indeed been a favorite of the nutritionist, dietitians, beauty experts for reasons well-defined.
Some facts about Honey:
It dates back to more than 4000 years
Mixed with other herbal preparations, honey enhances the medicinal value of products.
Honey doesn’t spoil. If stored well, it can last way past its expiry date. It is a natural and healthier substitute for regular sugar. An instant energy booster, athletes and fitness freaks often swear by Honey for enhanced endurance levels.
It is a rich source of antioxidants & flavonoids which are beneficial for health.
Its potent antibacterial properties help keep bacterial and fungal infections at bay. It would not be wrong to say that Honey is nature’s answer to your health problems.
Why Honey for skin?
Using Honey for skin is always a good idea. Mixed with natural ingredients found in your kitchen, it makes for effective and inexpensive beauty treatment. Applying honey regularly on your skin can give you results beyond your imagination and can go a long way in giving you healthy, younger looking and glowing skin.
What are the Benefits of Honey for Skin and Face?
Moisturizes the skin deeply:
The reason why honey is often found as a base ingredient for almost every beauty product is because it deeply moisturizes the skin from deep within. The enzymes present in Honey enables it to easily seep into the skin while conditioning it and softening it from deep within. For using honey as a moisturizing mask? Use one spoon of honey on clean, dry skin, and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. It will serve as a perfect moisturizing mask.
Acts as a pore cleanser:
Very few know that honey can be used to cleanse pores and get rid of blackheads. Since Honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, it helps to rid your skin of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. It then hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion. For using honey as a pore cleanser:
Try mixing one spoon raw honey with two spoons jojoba oil or coconut oil. Apply to clean, dry skin, and massage gently in a circular motion, avoiding your eye area. Rinse with cold water
Lightens scars: Honey is a natural moisturizer as well as a natural antiseptic. This not only keeps your skin soft and healthy, but also makes sure less of a scar is left behind. So how does something as basic as honey do this? It minimizes any inflammation and help heal the skin faster. Additionally, the anti-oxidants present in honey help repair damaged skin. For using honey to lighten scars: Mix one spoon raw honey with one spoon coconut oil or olive oil. Apply to the affected area, and massage with the tips of your fingers in a circular motion for one to two minutes. Place a hot washcloth over your skin, and let it sit until it cools. Repeat daily.
Reverses age: The natural antioxidants present in Honey help control wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Applying honey on face in the form of a homemade Honey mask will help increase your skin’s elasticity, thus making it look youthful and glowing.
Adds a natural glow: Among the many uses of Honey, using it to add a touch of natural glow on the face tops the chart. Either you apply it directly on the face or mix it with milk or yogurt; the result is going to be incredibly glowing skin.
Helps Reduces Wrinkles: You can use honey as a home remedy to reduce wrinkles in the following way: Mix honey with milk or curd to ease out fine lines and wrinkles. Keep this paste on your face for 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Brightens Skin Complexion: You can use honey as a home remedy to brighten your skin complexion in the following ways: Mixing juice of one tomato with a teaspoon of honey helps reduce tan marks, brighten skin complexion and get rid of spots & blemishes. Twice a week, massage the mix on the face for 5 minutes and leave it to rest for another 15 minutes before rinsing it off with tap water for desired results.
BY STEPHANIE E. HEMEN