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How Honey Can Help Your Skin

Updated on March 7, 2020
Honey is a fantastic exfoliant, amongst its other properties.
Honey is a fantastic exfoliant, amongst its other properties.

Honey was initially used in beauty treatments such as facials and baths during the time of the Egyptians. Honey has made a recent resurgence as a preferred ingredient in natural skincare products.

Many people are uninformed of the benefits that honey can contribute to the skin. Aside from being a delicious treat, honey has been proven to contain natural healing and rejuvenating elements.

As natural antioxidants, honey plays a role in protecting the skin from the damage caused by UV rays and in aiding in skin rejuvenation. It has also shown effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent for minor cuts and burns that when honey is applied under a dry dressing every two or three days, it promotes rapid healing of ulcers and wounds. For those who are allergic to sunscreen, honey can function as a natural lotion to protect against harmful UV rays.

For all skin types, including sensitive skin, honey makes an outstanding facial. It is a natural fit as a moisturizer that assists in the formation of stronger collagen. A wide variety of natural skincare products include honey as a significant ingredient. Without spending a sum on purchasing new products, you can prepare a honey mask at your home with some simple techniques that offer a younger and vibrant glow.

Just apply pure honey on your face and leave it for 15 or more minutes until it has dried. The skin on our hands can age more rapidly than other parts of the body, so let this mask set on your hands also. Afterwards, rinse your face and hands with warm water. Shortly after, you will witness some astonishing changes in your skin.

To help relieve acne, mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1/4 tsp salt. Use a cotton ball to soften the blemish by applying constant pressure gently. Apply honey with another cotton ball and leave it for 10 minutes, rinse and pat dry.

With a bit of honey, you can also make a daily facial cleanser. Mix dry milk powder and one teaspoon of honey on your hands. To clean away makeup and dirt, apply this mixture on to your face to clean away makeup and dirt. Let it set for a few minutes and then rinse your face with warm water.

To create another variation of the honey cleanser; mix one teaspoon of honey, two tablespoons of finely ground almonds with half a teaspoon lemon juice. Rub it on your face and rinse it with warm water. This mixture acts as a mild exfoliate. The properties within the mixture will rejuvenate the legs and other dry parts of the body.

With a bit of honey, you can rejuvenate, protect it from sun damage and give your complexion the radiance it deserves.

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