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Honey Treatments for Soft and Blemish Free Skin

Updated on October 10, 2018

The Secrets of Honey

Honey is one of the most beneficial ingredients in do it yourself beauty. It is great for all skin types and provides many health and protection benefits to the skin. Honey is an antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and much more. Because it is a natural antibacterial it is great at healing and increasing the healing speed of current acne and preventing future acne. Also, a natural moisturizer using honey will seal in moisture in the dry flaky skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey help to soothe skin and reduce redness in zits and pimples. It is a gentle exfoliate that opens up clogged pores and can combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides a nice base to DIY skin treatments as well.

I have enjoyed using honey in skin treatment for years now and is my go-to ingredient for almost any winter skin ailment. The list below is just a few of some of my most used treatments, and I hope you guys find them helpful. So know that we know what honey does for our skin lets jump into making or treatments!

Honey & Sugar Scrub

Sugar and honey are one of my go-to combinations for a gentle exfoliate. The honey compliments the exfoliating properties of the sugar while locking in moisture and evening the skin tone. Using this scrub will leave your skin soft and smooth and will also help to fight and cure any acne or blemishes and dark marks. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the more mature skin. It is also great for the whole body, your elbows and feet will thank you! It is quick to make and last about a week in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP Organic Brown Sugar
  • 4 TBSP Raw Organic Honey

Directions

  1. Mix your ingredients until you have a runny mixture
  2. Apply a layer onto your skin and let sit for 3 minutes
  3. Do not rub but gently pat the scrub into your skin before washing off with warm water

Honey & Yogurt Face Mask

This is a great mask for acne-prone skin. The lactic acid in the yogurt compliments the exfoliating properties of the honey and lemon juice. The honey opens clogged pores allowing the lemon juice and yogurt to unclog and remove any acne cause oil and dirt. The honey and yogurt add and lock in moisture into the skin, plumping up the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The lemon juice and the yogurt also brighten and evens skin tone minimizing the look of varicose veins around the nose and dark marks or acne marks. It is a simple mask to make, only needing three ingredients and will last about a week in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1 TSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 3 TBSP Yogurt

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients into a creamy mixture
  2. Apply the mixture onto the face for 5-10 minutes
  3. Gently massage the mask into the skin before washing off with warm water

Lemon Juice Benefits

Pigment
Exfoliant
Blackheads/Pimples
Lemon juice is great to even the skin complexsion due to its high antioxidant contain, citric acid, and vitamin C.
Lemon Juice contains citric acid which acts as a mild exfoliant when added on the skin, it removes the dead skin cells and expose the glowing new cells
Lemon juice has antisecptic properties thta help to balance the oil level and remove dirt and helps to remove blackheads.

Green Tea & Honey Toner

This is a great refreshing toner for the morning. The green tea helps to protect the skin throughout the day from the suns damaging rays while fighting free radicals to prevent aging. The honey opens and gently cleanses clogged pores.The green tea and honey will help to lock in moisture and helps to prevent acne. It's a very simple toner to make and last about a week in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Green Tea
  • 1 TBSP Organic Honey

Directions


  1. Bring your tea to a boil and let it steep for 5 minutes
  2. Mix your honey well with your tea.
  3. Once you have mixed your two ingredients let cool and place onto a cotton pad and wipe over face.

Honey Spot Treatment

Honey is a wonderful spot treatment. Because honey has so many acne fighting properties it is great to use as a spot treatment. If you feel a blemish brewing, at night place a small dab of honey onto the spot and place a Band-Aid over it overnight. In the morning any redness should be cleared up and the blemish should be minimized.

If you have a dark mark or acne scar that is bothering you, you can also do that same thing but add 1-2 drops of orange or lemon juice. The citric acid in these will lighten the color and even the skin tone around the mark.

Honey and Milk Bath

It is said that Cleopatra uses to bathe in honey and milk to keep her skin youthful. Well as it turns out she was correct. If you suffer from body acne taking some milk and honey and adding it to running bath water is the way to go. The milk contains lactic acid which helps to exfoliate the skin aiding in clearing clogged pores, it evens and brightens the skin tone, and helps to rid the body of acne-causing bacteria. The honey is going to help lock in moisture reducing the outside oils and dirt it will be willing to absorb and cause acne, it will reduce any redness inflammation and size of any acne, and it will further help the milk to kill any acne causing bacteria or fungus on the skin.

Add half a cup of milk and two tablespoons of honey to your running bath water the next time you treat yourself to a bath and indulge in the soothing and skin loving benefits it provides.

Recap of Honey's Skin Benefits

Moisturizer
Antibacterial
Anti-inflamatory
Exfloiate
Seals moisture into dry skin
Helps to cure and prevent acne and blemishes
Reduces redness and evens skin tone
Gently washes away dead skin cells and opens clogged pores

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