Honey – for your face? If you have never considered using honey on your skin, then it’s time to start thinking about. Actually, it turns out that the same honey many of us enjoy eating because we know it’s good for us, is a wonderful way to nourish your skin from the outside.
Let’s explore the wonderful benefits of using raw honey as your natural beauty aid.
4 Ways Honey Helps Your Skin
When you exfoliate your skin, it is always good to add an ingredient that will pleasantly soothe it at the same time. Honey works well for that.
One very effective exfoliating combination is equal parts honey and brown sugar.Try half cup each and add a tablespoon of coconut oil plus a drop of essential lavender oil.
Massage the mixture into your skin using gentle circular motions, then rinse with warm water. Afterwards, press a warm washcloth into your facefollowed by treating your newly exposed, fresh, healthy skin to a good dose of your favourite natural moisturizer.
Slowing the signs of aging:
Our internal metabolic processes produce free radicals which accumulate in our bodies as we age. These free radicals are a direct cause of the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. Antioxidants, which honey just so happens to be loaded with,are proven to fight the effects of free radicals.
For a potent antioxidant mixture, combine honey and coconut oil along with a dash of turmeric. Use gentle circular motions to massage it into your face. Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse away with warm water. You will have radiant, clean and moisturized skin that smells great too! You can also use this mixture to remove your makeup.
Acne treatment and prevention:
As an excellent overnight acne treatment, you can dab a tiny bit of honey onto a blemish using a cotton swab. Honey has amazing antibacterial properties, so it acts to kill bacteria that can build up in clogged pores. Maximize the effects by adding another natural antibacterial agentto the honey -a drop or two of tea tree oil is a good choice.
Opens your pores and moisturizes:
Using gentle circular motions, apply a thin mask of raw honey to your damp face. After at least half an hour, use warm water to gently rinse it off. The honey will do double duty: first, it will open your pores so they are easier to unclog. Secondly, since honey is anatural humectant, it will add moisture to your skin will preventing whatever moisture is already there from being lost. By doing this, it will give you softer more supple skin.
Turns out honey is as good for your outside as it is for your inside. Sweet! Honey can be used on your face as a mask, exfoliator, spot treatment, cleanser and so much more. You’ll be rewarded with healthy, radiant skin that’s sure to get you more than just a few compliments!