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Beauty Uses With Honey

Updated on April 30, 2019
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Lois has over ten years' experience in the home/herbal remedy field. She seeks to inform her readers and help them to save money.

Most teenagers are victims of acne.  Using honey is excellent in clearing up this and other skin conditions.
Most teenagers are victims of acne. Using honey is excellent in clearing up this and other skin conditions. | Source

There are many health benefits of honey. It is loaded with numerous vitamins and minerals including:

  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Sulfur
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C

Honey is a major source of antioxidants, which ensures the cells in your body remain healthy.

Honey contains anti-bacterial properties and is very effective in treating skin conditions such as:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Wounds

The anti-microbial properties of honey also play a role in preventing these conditions from becoming infected.

Honey is very popular in the home remedy field. People are turning to this food to treat many health ailments and conditions.

Beauty Uses With Honey

Not only is honey healthy for you, it can make you look and feel beautiful.

If you want to make a facial scrub mix ground almonds with honey and rub on your body to remove dead skin cells.

You can make a moisturizing mask by mixing two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of milk. Apply it to your face and leave on for fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water. You can also do this by mixing olive oil with honey.

Clear up your acne by putting honey on the affected skin.

If you want shining hair mix a tablespoon of honey to a cup of two of hot water. If you have long hair, you may need to use more water. Rub it in your hair. Rinse your hair after two minutes.

In your hair breaks a lot or has split ends, mix honey and olive oil and rub it into your hair. Wait for thirty minutes and rinse your hair with warm water.

Honey can make scars less visible.
Honey can make scars less visible.

Using Honey to Reduce Scarring

Anytime you have a wound, it is going to take time to heal. A natural part of the healing process is scarring. “Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body” (Wikipedia). While they are ugly reminders of our wounds, scars play a role in protecting that area from further injuries and protect the injured area from infections. Therefore, the larger the wound and the longer amount of time the wound takes to heal, the larger and more noticeable the scar will be.

While there are many ways-including laser surgery and dermabrasion-to make scars less noticeable and to remove them, it is best to keep the scar from appearing. Once you have a scar on your skin, it may take years for it to go away. Sometimes you may have a scar for life. Honey comes in handy in preventing the scar from forming.

As already seen, honey has many medicinal properties. Its soothing and healing abilities are also excellent for the skin. The healing of cuts, abrasions and wounds are sped up when you use honey to treat them with honey. Honey acts just like scar tissue by keeping bacteria, fungus and other foreign matter from entering the wound. In most cases, your body acts as if a dressing of honey is the scar tissue. Therefore, scar tissue may not form or, if it does form, it may not be as noticeable as a scar when you did not use a honey dressing.

Before you apply any dressing, make sure the area is cleaned with an antiseptic cleanser. While hydrogen peroxide is the most commonly used, you can use any type of cleanser. Apply the honey to a bandage or gauze pad-make sure the pad is large enough to cover the wound. Apply the bandage or pad to the wound.

Using Honey to Remove Moles

“Many people refer to a mole as any dark spot or irregularity in the skin” (emedicine health). While some people are born with moles, other people get moles later on in life. While a mole is often times called a beauty mark, some people do not think so, especially if a mole is on an area of skin-such as your face-that attracts attention to other people.

There are several medical procedures to remove moles. Excision is used to cut away the mole and cauterization where the mole is burned away. Not only are these methods expensive, they can also leave scars where the moles were.

A less expensive alternative is using honey to remove the moles. Since honey is known to reduce scarring, you will have lower chances of having scarring by using honey to remove moles compared to the more expensive surgical methods. Not only that, you will experience little or no pain after removing your moles with honey.

If you are using honey to remove your moles, make sure you use undiluted honey. Also make sure it is room temperature.

Clean the mole and the surrounding area of your skin with water and anti-bacterial soap. Using a Q-Tip, cotton ball or clean fingers, apply honey to the mole. Cover with a gauze pad or bandage. Do this every day. After a week, you will notice that the mole will start getting lighter in color. Keep doing this until the mole is gone. It all depends on how dark the mole is and how big it is. Some moles may take a week or two, while others may take longer.

If you suspect that a mole is something more than a birthmark or a blemish, talk to your doctor. He can tell you if it is harmless or if is something to be concerned about, such as melanoma.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2019 Lois Ryan

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    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      13 months ago

      Hi Lois, Great informative article - I wasn't aware of all its healing properties and benefits, so thank you for sharing.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Lois, I never thought of honey as an externl remedy. I thought it was only for the inside of a person. Thanks for haring with beautiful pictures.

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