Honey, the sweet liquid product made by bees from flower nectar is known since ancient time for its health and beauty benefits. Being rich in several antioxidants, vitamins like B2, B3, B5, and C, iron, calcium and few trace minerals, it is known to treat throat infection, gastric problems, skin ailments and many more. It is also known to boost immunity, increase blood circulation and rejuvenate skin due to its anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti septic properties. Because of all these magical properties honey is often referred to as “liquid gold” in Ayurveda.
Honey has excellent effect over pimples and acne. Acne is an outburst of sebaceous gland under the influence of bacteria. In this condition excess of oil is secreted by the sebaceous gland attracting dirt and dust which further provides an accommodating environment for bacteria. Further, it leads to skin inflammation causing pimple eruption on face which is painful and demoralizing.
If you are fed of this acne and acne scar try the magical honey to treat this skin disease. You can use it in your face pack to get maximum benefits. Find out, how :
Apply natural honey using a cotton ball on the affected area and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse off first using lukewarm water followed by washing with cold water. Follow this practice weekly twice for best results. If your acne reappears again and again apply honey in night and leave it overnight. Rinse off next morning using plain water.
Honey and cinnamon mask
Cinnamon is well known for its antibacterial properties like honey. You can prepare the mask using 2 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on affected area and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off using warm water and then apply toner. Repeat this regularly to get best results.
Honey and nutmeg pack
Mix equal amount of honey and nutmeg and apply on the acne of acne scar. Leave this for 1 hour and then wash off using water. Apply this mask every alternate day to get best results.
Honey and turmeric
Turmeric, the “queen of spices” is known to soothe pain and reduce skin inflammation. A mask of honey and turmeric is considered as best remedy to treat acne and acne scar. Mix a pinch of original turmeric powder in 1 tablespoon of organic honey. Apply this paste on affected area and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off using cold water and see the difference.
Strawberry being loaded with vitamin C is effective in treating acne. Take 2-3 fresh strawberries and crush them fine using mortar-pestle. Add 2 table spoon of fresh honey and mix properly. Apply this paste evenly on face and leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off using lukewarm water followed by application of a mild moisturizer. You can use this mask thrice a week and see visible results in 2 weeks.
Along with using any of the above mentioned face masks, you should consume organic honey either with warm water or in your smoothies to get the maximum benefits. Regular practice of oral and tropical consumption of honey not only removes scar but is potent to diminish the mark also.