The benefits we can get from honey are not just for sweetening up your favorite afternoon tea or dessert. Honey is stuffed with a great punch of antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant qualities; it’s one of the most impressive ways to provide your beauty habit a boost. The solution is to use natural honey that hasn’t been processed, heated or pasteurized in any way as that saves the best qualities of the honey.
Read along and discover amazing benefits you can get from honey for your face, body and even for your hair.
Honey combats acne. Let honey fight the bacteria that induces breakouts, while also giving moisture to the skin. Just dab a small quantity onto the blemishes and leave it for 15-20 minutes, then wash clean.
Honey can lighten dark circles. With just a spoonful of honey, it’s already enough to help fade your dark circles and soothe swelling below the eyes. Blend the same amount of honey and almond oil, next apply just like how you apply eye cream right before you sleep the night out, and then rinse it off in the morning.
Honey smooth wrinkles. Honey + avocado is an all-natural concoction that hydrates a dull skin and may help to fight and smoothen wrinkles. Just mix one tablespoon of natural honey with half part of a ripe avocado. Apply and spread out evenly on your face, then rinse it off after 15 to 20 minutes with warm water.
Honey remedies cuticle damage. The cracked cuticles are not just unsightly, but they’re also an attraction for fungus and bacteria to sneak in. Just coat your nails and cuticles with an equal mixture of natural honey and apple cider vinegar to soften and cleanse it off, then leave it on for about 10 minutes before you rinse off.
Honey soothes razor burn. Ease the irritation after shaving mishaps by applying a dab of natural honey on your razor bumps, and then rinse it off after 10 to around 15 minutes.
Honey indulges your skin. Just like Cleopatra who allegedly bathed in honey and milk to achieve a flawless complexion, you can also try your honey bath and be just like Cleopatra. Just add around 2 to 3 tablespoons of natural honey in a cup of warm water, then pour it into a warm bath and indulge yourself and your skin just like a real queen.
Honey makes your hair shine. Satisfy your hair to this shine and hair volume boosting mask by mixing 1/2 cup natural honey and 1/4 cup of either olive or coconut oil (whichever is available to you). Apply the mixture onto your hair beginning from the roots down to the tips, leave it for about 20 minutes, then wash. Do this once a week and you’ll wear a shining and shimmering crown every day.
Honey softens your hair. Natural honey is a humectant, which means it locks in the moisture. Revitalize a dry and dull hair by thoroughly mixing in 1 teaspoon of natural honey together with your shampoo, then lather up and rinse completely. Once you do this, for sure you wouldn’t need a comb anymore; your fingers will just do the job.
Honey eases an itching scalp. With honey’s anti-fungal properties, it helps clean anything that clogs your hair follicles which lead to having itchy flakes. Just mix one tablespoon of natural honey with a teaspoon of water, then massage it into your scalp for about two minutes; wash with warm water after about two hours. Do this every other day till your scalp is itch and flake-free.