Beauty Care

Beauty benefits of honey

Women always tend to search for that perfect beauty potion that can give them an even, flawless complexion along with a natural healthy glow. If you are also looking for a magic potion that can do this for you, you actually need not to browse through the rack in the cosmetic stores; you most probably already have it in your home. Honey is a substance that combines a number of natural elements that can work to provide extreme beauty benefits not only to the skin but also to the hairs. Honey has high content of flavonoids and anti-oxidants. It is anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial in nature. Honey can be used in different ways to get that perfect skin and hairs. In this article you will know about all the beauty benefits of honey and how you can use it to get the best effects.

Honey as a natural skin cleanser and exfoliator

Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties and it can work as a great exfoliator by absorbing the skin impurities. Check the next formulation to know how to use it as a cleanser and exfoliator

Honey with fuller’s earth: Mix 1 spoon of honey with 2 spoons of fuller’s earth to make a thick paste. Scrub your face with this pack and then wash off with plain water. This pack can clean and exfoliate your skin from deep within without harming it in anyway and it is suitable for all the skin types.

Honey with red lentils (masoor dal): Grind 1 tablespoon red lentils in a grinder and mix with it 2 spoons of honey. Scrub your face and skin with this mixture and wash off after 2 minutes. If you are using it as a body scrubber leave the lentils a bit more granular and for face scrub make the paste smooth.

Honey as a lip scrub

There is no scrubber in the market that is specialized for scrubbing your soft lips. No worry, you can make one with honey right at your home. Mix 1 spoon of honey with 1/2 spoon of coffee and scrub your lips with it and you will get perfectly smooth, well hydrated and pink lips with continuous use.

Honey as a skin toner

Honey has all the natural ingredients to give your skin the effects of toning. Toning makes a vital part in skin care regime because it helps to keep the skin supple and elastic. Here is the process to use honey as a natural skin toner,

Honey with green tea: Prepare a concoction of green tea leaves. Mix the green tea and honey in 3:1 percentage to reduce the stickiness of honey. Use this preparation as a natural skin toner. Both green tea and honey have antiaging properties and this toner can do the best for your skin that any artificial toner can hardly do.

Honey with rosewater: Simply mix 1 spoon of honey with rose water in 3:1 percentage and use this mixture on your skin as a natural toner to get naturally glowing and toned skin.

Honey as a complete anti-aging solution

Skin aging is a problem that can affect ones’ confidence pretty badly. There are many anti-aging products available in the market, but many of us are not very keen to use them on the very first sign of aging. Honey is a rich source of natural anti-oxidants that can fight the early signs of aging with great efficiency. Try out the next honey pack for twice a week and you are sure to see the fine lines gone within a month.

Honey with egg: This is a very simple formulation. All you have to do is to mix the white of an egg with 1 tablespoon of honey. If you do not like the smell you can add a few drops of any essential oil. Mix the ingredients well and apply the pack evenly in an upward direction with a brush. Let it get 70% dry naturally and refrain from any facial movement in this span. Once it has dried out wash off with plain water and pat dry.

Honey as a moisturizer

Honey has skin soothing and hydrating properties. It can work effectively as a natural moisturizer helping your skin to stay supple and moisturized even during the harsh winters.

Honey and only honey: Take 1 tablespoon of honey and apply it onto your skin and let it set for 30 minutes before washing off with water.

Honey with sour curd: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of sour curd and apply this past to your face. Let it set for 20-30 minutes and wash off with plain water. You will get instantly glowing and rejuvenated skin.

Honey as an acne treatment

Honey has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which can be very effective to fight acne. Apply raw honey onto the acne directly in a thin layer and let it be there for as long as you can. If your acne is caused due to bacterial infection or clogged pores it is most expected to give results with regular use.

Honey for a clear complexion

Honey is a natural bleaching agent and can be effective to provide a clear and even complexion. You can also use honey on the knees and elbows to lighten the dark skin with regular use. Here are a few honey treatments that can be effective for this purpose,

Honey with Papaya: Take 2 papaya cubes, smash them well and mix with 1tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your face and live on for 30 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water. Regular use of this pack can be effective to get lighter and even skin tone naturally.

Honey with coconut oil: This treatment is ideal for lightening the dark skin around the elbows and knees. You can also try out this treatment if you have dark knuckles on hands. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and massage the area thoroughly with this mixture for 10 minutes. Then leave it on for another 30 minutes and finally wipe off lightly with a wet piece of cotton.

Honey for scars

Manuka honey has been found to be able to facilitate the collagen regeneration process of the skin. So, applying the honey directly on to the scars can help them to fade and erase with time.

Honey for cleaner and stronger nails

Honey can also be used effectively to get clean and strong nails. Mix honey with Apple Cider Vinegar in 1:1 proportion.  Rub in this sticky mixture to your nails for 5 minutes. Then let it set for another 10 minutes and wash off with water. This pack will loosen the extra cuticles and will also keep your nails moisturized and clean.

Honey for dark circles

Honey can fade dark circles with regular use. Massage some honey onto the dark circles daily before going to bed. Wash off with plenty of water in the morning. Your dark circles are expected to fade with time. You can also mix the honey with few drops of coconut oil and apply.

Honey as a hair conditioner

Honey has excellent moisturizing properties which can hydrate and soften the hairs. Honey can make hairs looking naturally healthy and it can also cure split ends. Here is an effective hair conditioning recipe of honey

Honey with banana: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 well-smashed banana. Apply this pack to your hairs and scalp. Leave on for 1 hour without letting the pack get dry and finally wash off with plenty of water. Your hair will become soft and more manageable from the first use.

Honey for scalp itching

Honey has anti-bacterial and skin soothing properties. In addition to that it has slightly acidic nature and hence can be very helpful to cure scalp itching and irritation. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 spoon of ACV and 1 tablespoon of water. Rub in this mixture to your scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with plenty of water.

Honey for hair lightening

For the natural bleaching property of honey it can be used for lightening hair color. You can either apply raw honey directly to the section of hairs that you want to bleach and leave on for 3-4 hours or overnight before washing off.

Honey for hair removal

You can remove unwanted hairs on your body easily by preparing a homemade waxing cream with honey. Mix honey with brown sugar in 1:3 proportion and microwave it to make a sticky paste. Add few drops of lemon juice in it and microwave again for 3 minutes. Use this cream for removing hairs.