Utilizing honey as a beauty product is an old tradition, it was used in every civilization in one way or another. People today have forgotten about the enormous beauty uses of honey. It has been replaced by costly commercial products which are less effective and – in most of cases – could jeopardize your beauty in the long run. That’s being said, we decided today to enlighten our lovely readers about the different beauty uses of honey.
3 Reasons why honey is a great beauty ally:
- It is a good humectant, which means it keeps the skin moist.
- It is hygroscopic, meaning it has great healing powers.
- It is a great antibacterial that helps stop the growth of bad bacteria.
Holistic Beauty Uses of Honey
1. Exfoliates the dead skin
By adding sugar or coffee grounds to honey you can make a great body or face scrub. It is very easy to make, just combine 2 tablespoons of sugar/coffee to 2 tablespoons of honey. Rub the mix onto your skin using circular motion and rinse it with warm water. This simple steps will help get rid of the dead skin cells on your body.
Here is a video by : TiffyQuake Showing how to make a lip scrub with honey
2. Fades scars
Honey is becoming acknowledged by experts as a natural way to speed up the healing process. All you need to do is to apply small drops of honey to your old scars on a daily basis. It will help make the scars fade faster.
3. Moisturizes Skin
Honey is a great moisturizer. You can easily make a DIY mask for your face with honey. After washing your face, spread 1 tsp of raw honey on your dry skin and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse it with warm water.
4. Removes unwanted hair
Honey is also used to make DIY wax. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one teaspoon of lemon juice and three tablespoons of brown sugar. Boil the mixture until it turns brown, wait until it cools slightly and add a thin layer to the skin with a Popsicle stick.
5. Cleans pores
The great amount of enzymes that honey contains works like magic to clarify skin and clear pores. Mix one tablespoon of organic honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply the mixture on your dry skin and leave it for 5 minutes then rinse. this will help you get a clear skin and add glow to your face.
6. Gets ride of Blackheads
Apply some sticky organic honey on your face, particularly on the blackheads, wait for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water. Repeat this at least twice a week and you will see amazing results.
7. Remove Blemishes
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties in honey make it a great acne scars and blemishes minimizer. It can also calm redness and irritation, simply apply organic honey with a cotton swab on the affected areas and let it set for about 15 minutes, then rinse.
What about you guys? how do you use Honey? Is it for its tremendous health benefits? or as a beauty ally? I bet you have some tips to share with our lovely community.