For ladies who are struggling with dark spots and acne, have you tried using natural honey on your face? if not, natural honey has so many health benefits, apart from consuming it as food,Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant( it slows down aging), it boosts one’s complexion by moisturising and soothing the skin which makes the skin to glow naturally.
Applying honey on your face every day can have great benefits. Using a honey mask can aid in treating acne,dark spots and dry skin.
FACIAL BENEFITS OF HONEY- FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:
Honey is rich in anti-inflammatory factors that soothes your sensitive skin, provided you are not allergic to it.
Pure honey might sting sensitive skin, so always dilute it with rose water, aloe vera and other soothing ingredients before putting on your skin.
FACIAL BENEFITS OF HONEY – FOR CUTS AND BURNS:
Honey is used as an antiseptic, especially Manuka honey has been used for patients in cases of burns and resistant bacterial infections. Antimicrobial properties of honey are due to release of H2O2 or the presence of active components, like methylglyoxal in manuka according to this study. The best part is that microbial resistance to honey has never been reported, thus, honey should be used as a first line anti-septic at home.
BENEFITS OF HONEY MASK FOR FIGHTING ACNE
Honey absorbs the impurities from the skin pores and acts as a cleansing agent. And since it is a natural antiseptic, it also soothes and heals your skin. You have to simply apply honey on your face in a thin layer so that it doesn’t drip all over your neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, after which you can wash your face with normal water.
But ensure you do a patch test before applying honey to your face as some individuals are allergic to honey. Apply a small amount on your jaw and leave it on for 30 minutes. If there is no reaction, you are good to go.
Also, it is important to know that honey can treat your acne only if it is caused by bacterial infections.
HELPS TO TREAT WRINKLES
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it moisturizes the top layers of the skin. This extra moisture can help improve wrinkles. It also soothes dry, irritated, and sensitive areas. Also, honey’s antioxidant properties help delay skin aging.
For an anti-aging honey mask, you can mix a tablespoon of honey with an equal amount of papaya, whole milk, or yogurt. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. You can also massage the mixture as you apply it as doing so improves blood circulation and tightens the skin. Remove the mask with warm water and pat your skin dry with a washcloth.
Honey also makes the skin smooth and hydrated, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. However, honey masks are not a permanent cure for wrinkles. Also, not all kinds of honey masks would work the same way for all. So check with your doctor and try what suits you the best.
AS A FACE MOISTURISER FOR DRY SKIN
The combination of honey and yogurt can help treat dry and flaky skin. Both have antibacterial properties that deeply cleanse the skin. And honey, being rich in antioxidants (and also a humectant), improves moisture levels of the skin.
Mix 1 tablespoon of unsweetened and unflavored yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey. Spread the mixture onto your face and keep it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water
BENEFITS OF HONEY FACIAL MASK FOR SKIN CLEANSING
Honey helps remove dirt and grime from the skin. And it does it without stripping the natural oils. Just take about half a teaspoon of honey on your fingers. Warm it by rubbing between your fingers. You can also add a few drops of water for the desired consistency. Spread gently over your face and rinse with warm water. Pat your face dry. You can then use a toner to get the best results.
Manuka honey can work great for this purpose. You just have to apply a thick layer of honey on the wart and keep it on for 24 hours.
WHITENS THE SKIN
Honey might help whiten your skin in numerous ways. Its antibacterial properties soothe inflammation and defend the skin from germs. It also moisturizes skin.
Using honey along with yogurt can work well. Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh yogurt with 1 ½ tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Repeat daily.