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6 Amazing Benefits Of Honey For Skin!

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Honey has been known for its beauty benefits since ancient times. Packed with the goodness of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it is one of the best natural ingredients that helps in brightening skin, improving complexion and fighting damage.

Here are some of the benefits of honey for skin and the easiest ways of using it in your beauty routine.

Cleanses– Honey contains enzymes that cleanse and draw out impurities without drying the skin. It is a great substitute over harsh cleansers that damage the skin. 

What you’ll need

1 tbsp. honey

Take one tablespoon honey, massage on damp skin and wash with warm water for clean, smooth skin.

OR

What you’ll need

1/2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. coconut oil

Like Honey, Coconut Oil is known for its cleansing properties (Read more about coconut oil HERE).However, coconut oil is not suitable for use on every skin type as it is comedogenic in nature and can be substituted with Jojoba Oil to make this cleanser.

This cleanser can be made by mixing ½ tablespoon honey in one tablespoon coconut oil. Apply on the face and massage in circular motion. Wash with warm water.

Moisturizes Skin– Honey is a common ingredient in many skincare products available in the market. Its ultra-moisturizing properties help in keeping skin soft and healthy. Honey is a natural humectant-it helps to attract and seal in moisture. It can be used as a moisturizing mask or as a part of other DIY treatments on the skin.

Simply spread one tablespoon honey on the face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with plain water.

Exfoliates– Honey is loaded with antioxidants and enzymes that cleanse, hydrate and help in getting rid of impurities. It can be used with other ingredients to make gentle yet effective scrubs.

What you’ll need

Crystallized Honey

Crystallized honey acts as the perfect natural scrub for mild exfoliation. Use it on the face and body to reveal radiant, glowing skin.

OR

What you’ll need

1 tbsp. Honey

1 tbsp. Sugar

Take one tablespoon honey and add one tablespoon sugar. It should make a sticky paste. Use it on the skin to brighten up dull, lifeless skin.

Fights Acne– Honey has anti-microbial properties and is suitable for use on acne prone skin. If acne is caused by bacterial infections, it will help by fighting bacteria that cause pimples.

Honey prevents breakouts by clearing the impurities and controlling excess sebum production. It soothes inflammations and calms the skin.

However, it is important to consult a doctor to analyze the cause of acne. If it is caused by hormonal changes or other reasons, it is best to treated by a dermatologist.

Fights Damage– Honey and lemon juice are excellent agents that help in reducing skin pigmentation. When used as a face mask, honey and lemon help in reducing skin tan and improving skin tone.

Honey also provides nourishment to aging skin and improves the appearance of fine lines. It helps in fighting free radicals that are responsible for the signs of aging. (Read more about anti-aging masks HERE)

Honey Oatmeal Face Pack

What you’ll need

1 tbsp. Oatmeal

1 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp. Yogurt

Mix one tablespoon each of oatmeal, honey, and yogurt to form a paste. The consistency should neither be thick nor runny. Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes and wash with plain water.

OR

Honey Egg Mask

What you’ll need

1 tbsp Honey

Egg White

This is an excellent mask for temporarily tightening the skin. Mix one tablespoon honey and egg white to form a mask and apply on the skin.

Lip Care– Honey also acts as a moisturizing lip balm and is an excellent remedy for dry, chapped lips. It also reduces tanning and reveals soft, supple and pink lips.(Read more about lip care HERE)

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