Did you know that since ancient times, honey has been an integral part of our lives? We have used it for its medicinal benefits, as well as dietary benefits. In fact, honey is a myriad beauty ingredient that can do wonders for your skin.
Honey is rich in antioxidants, and has flavonoids and has natural healing properties. It is also antibacterial which has proved to be an effective remedy for a lot of skin problems. This inexpensive beauty ingredient can step up your beauty game!
Honey is a gentle exfoliant
Honey can help to gently get rid of dead skin, and exfoliate your skin. It can also help in brightening your skin and ease the redness and irritation caused by pollution and other elements. Sometimes, products with exfoliating properties might take a toll on your skin and leave it dry and patchy – that is if you have sensitive skin. Why not opt for a natural exfoliation with honey? Its presence of organic acids help in removing dead skin cells, therefore giving you clearer skin, while improving your skin tone.
Honey has antioxidant properties that can help in repairing the damaged skin and heal the scars. It can be used as a natural moisturiser as well as a natural antiseptic. You can add one tablespoon of raw honey, with coconut oil and massage with your fingers in a circular motion for a few minutes and see the magic; Just don't forget to rinse it off!
Say bye-bye to acne and pimples!
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, honey is known to heal redness and swelling of pimples. You can directly apply honey on your breakouts and wash it off in 10 to 15 minutes. Honey removes the excess oil from the surface of your skin and leaves a natural glow.
You don’t need to spend a bomb on those anti-aging creams or face masks now! Well, the natural antioxidants will help in controlling those fine lines and wrinkles. Simply apply honey directly onto your face mixing it with a homemade face pack; it will tighten your skin and will give the perfect glow!
Hydrates your skin
If you have itchy and dry skin, try honey! It has magical moisturising and soothing properties that will keep your skin hydrated and make it look youthful, glowing and radiant.
How to use honey for skincare
Honey might be suitable for all skin types, but it’s essential that you know your skin type before applying it with any other ingredient. You can apply honey directly on your skin but for effective results, you can include honey in homemade face packs or masks. Before doing so, pick those ingredients that suit your skin type for better results. There are endless home remedies that can be tried with honey to improve your skincare routine.
DIY Honey remedies for glowing skin
Honey + Turmeric
One of the most common and effective remedies is mixing honey and turmeric. This remedy is highly effective in preventing acne marks. All you need to do is take one tablespoon of honey and some turmeric powder in a bowl, mix them well, and apply on the affected areas. Leave it on for a while and then rinse it off. Make sure to not add too much turmeric powder into the pack, as turmeric stains the skin.
Honey + Egg
This is a moisturising mask and will give you a natural glow afterwards. You would need one egg white and one tablespoon of honey, mix them well in a bowl and gently apply it on your face. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off.
Honey + Oatmeal
The perfect natural scrub that can be made at home for best results. Not only this remedy will help in exfoliating the skin but also controls signs of ageing. Take some oatmeal in a bowl (approximately one to two tablespoons) and add honey accordingly to it, mix it well and apply it on the face, gently scrub it and leave it on for 10 mins. Wash it off later with lukewarm water.
Honey + Coconut Oil
The presence of enzymes clears the skin from within and prevents the growth of bacteria. For this remedy, you need one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix it well and make a good consistency, then apply it on your face and gently massage it in circular motion and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Honey is not just sweet to the taste, but also soothing to the skin! Incorporate honey now in your skincare routine for healthy, glowing skin.