The benefits of honey extend way beyond your tea cup! Its wide-reaching benefits can boost beauty inside and out, contributing to a younger, smoother complexion, and it is perfect for every skin type, from the most sensitive to inflamed or acne-prone. Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey, as it is potently antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Try these three simple honey beauty ideas to get your skin purified, plumped and glowing. Photo and recipe courtesy of TheChalkBoardMag.
Honey contributes to a younger, smoother complexion without any additions or additives, and is perfect for every skin type. You already know how beneficial it is for dry skin as well as dry hair. The beautifying benefits of honey can be experienced by even the most sensitive, delicate, inflamed or acne-prone skin.
NOTE: Be sure to use raw, unprocessed honey and your beauty routine will never be the same…
3 WAYS HONEY CAN BEAUTIFY YOUR SKIN
∴ FOR ACNE + IRRITATION:
Honey is a potent antibiotic and antibacterial that acts both internally and externally. Externally, it works to disinfect as well as heal wounds, burns, eczema, acne and other skin irritations. One of the leading causes of acne is bacteria in the pores, so using a potent yet gentle antibacterial such as honey is incredibly effective in treating sensitive or acne-prone skin.
⇔ Manuka Honey Spot Treatment:
A little goes a long way. Simply replace your face wash with honey. Apply about 1 teaspoon of honey to the face and skin and gently massage the in small circular motions. For more pore-penetration, simply allow the honey to remain on skin for a longer period of time before rinsing.
For spot treatment, simply apply honey to inflamed area and let sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
∴ FOR ANTI-AGING
Honey is full of probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes, making it incredibly nourishing and the perfect aid in anti-aging – both internally and externally. Used alone it is an effective way to help plump and hydrate the skin, and prevent free-radical damage. Adding other potent superfoods, like turmeric, compliments and strengthens honey’s anti-aging powers.
⇔ Honey Turmeric Anti-Aging Mask:
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 probiotic capsule, opened
- 1 turmeric capsule, opened
Combine all ingredients well and massage over the face and neck. Allow to sit for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse.
∴ HYDRATE + EXFOLIATE
Honey’s naturally occurring probiotics and enzymes make it a wonderful exfoliator without stripping the skin of moisture or its sensitive oil barrier. Honey is a potent humectant- meaning it can both draw out and retain moisture, hydrating and plumping the skin – making it gentle enough to use daily to promote clear, bright skin without drying.
Tumeric…! Is that familiar?! Oh Yes 😉 Recall our delicious turmeric latte recipe shared on OiB a few weeks back.
⇔ Yogurt Honey Hydrating Scrub:
- 2 Tbsp of raw honey
- 1 Tbsp yogurt (optional)
- 1 Tbsp almond or coconut oil
- For the face: 1/4 cup baking soda
- For the body: 1/4 cup fine coffee grinds
NOTE: Milk? Really! And the answer is yes. The milk contains in yogurt makes it a natural facial cleanser! And, almond milk , an nutritious alternative, is known to be high in vitamin E, which contains antioxidant properties essential to your skin’s health!
Combine all ingredients and gently massage over the face and or body, paying particular attention to rough or dry areas and using the appropriate exfoliant. Allow to remain on skin for a few minutes and rinse. Skin should be smooth, soft and hydrated.
And, that’s will be all today on OiB. You will never look at honey the same way, right? What about you? I am curious to know your usual beauty routine when it comes to honey. I know there are many other properties.
Feel free to share yours. Wishing you all a beautiful day and a happy smile 😉