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How to Use Honey to Get Soft and Smooth Skin

Updated on March 23, 2013
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Ah honey! Made from the nectar of flowers and produced by bees, it’s really a magical substance. Not only is honey sweet and tasty, it’s also a healthy alternative to eating simple sugars. It’s not known how long people have been taking honey from the bees, but we do know it’s a tradition that is at least 8,000 years old! The first recorded use of a person stealing honey from bees is found on a cave painting in Valencia, Spain dating back 8,000 years. Since ancient times, cultures all over the world have been using honey for food and medicine. Many ancient texts mention the wonders of honey: honey is an important ingredient that can be tied in with history and many cultures.

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Health Benefits of Honey

It is believed that honey is healthy for a variety of reasons. For one it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for human health because they help prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition to this, honey is a main ingredient that people rely on for fighting colds and coughs. At the first signs of sickness a tablespoon of honey can help the length and severity of a cold and cough. In cooking, it’s great as a replacement for processed sugars: it’s a natural substance that tastes just as sweet as white sugar.

Honey is also perfect for topical ailments because it’s an antibacterial agent and it is also antiseptic. When honey is put on cuts and wounds, they are known to heal faster. If you suffer from canker sores, apply some honey onto your open wound to reduce the canker’s severity. It is also used to fight acne and other skin conditions. There are many benefits of honey for the body, in fact too many to name! Since honey is so wonderful for the skin, it only makes sense that it would also make your skin soft and smooth. Putting honey on your skin is a fantastic way to pamper yourself. Your skin will thank you for it!

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Honey Face and Body Moisturizer

Ingredients You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice (fresh or bottled)

Mix the ingredient together well with a spoon. The combination of honey, lemon juice, and olive oil makes a great skin lotion. Honey is great for healing open wounds and skin conditions. Olive oil is wonderful for the skin and it helps with hydration. Lemon juice contains vitamin C that will help fight aging and scars.

Apply this concoction on your skin, taking special care to apply it to especially dry areas. Allow the honey mixture to set in 20 minutes to 30 minutes. and then wash off with warm wash cloth, in the shower or bath. This mixture can also be used as a face mask. Apply this mixture to your face, gently massaging it into your skin. Remove it after 30 minutes with a warm, damp face cloth.

Honey is a wonderful ingredient for a homemade facial scrub. Get the recipe for my Oat and Honey Facial Scrub here.

Alternatively, you can apply honey to your skin without using extra ingredients. Simply apply honey to any dry areas of your skin. Rub it in well to allow the honey to absorb. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash it off with a warm washcloth.

Honey Bath Soak

Just add 2 tablespoons of honey to a warm bath for extra smooth skin. As you sit in the bath the honey will soak into your skin and give it a soft feel. This is also one of my favorite ways to apply honey to my skin because it isn’t messy.

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