Most Effective and Natural Way of Skin Care With Honey
We all love to take care of our skin and looks. No one wants to have fine lines early in her life and look old. You can trust the power of honey for skin care because it is blessed with some natural properties that help in firming the skin and making it look young.
You can directly apply honey on your face just like a normal face pack. It really helps in rejuvenating dull and tired skin. In case you have dry skin then it acts as a very effective moisturizer. If you have to step out in the sun and your skin suffers from sunburn then you can apply honey to soothe it.
Honey is not only good for our body if it is consumed as a food but it is very beneficial if you use it as a skin care product. Honey not only works for caring for everyday skin conditions, it is also used as a treatment for various skin problems.
Due to its qualities honey is widely used in different skin care products. It is used as a skin care product since centuries. Cleopatra used honey and milk for her bath to keep her looking youthful.
Honey as Moisturizer
Due to its humectant qualities, it is used in moisturizers, cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioner. It does not only attract water but it retains it in skin. If skin loses its ability to retain moisture then it appears wrinkled and dry. In this way if you use honey it will prevent wrinkles and dryness. It maintains skin suppleness and elasticity.
Honey as Antioxidant
Honey is always famous for its natural anti-oxidant properties. Antioxidant properties plays an important role in protecting the skin damage form ultraviolet light of sun. Overexposer of skin to the ultra violet light of sun causes skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. Other sun screen lotion can cause skin irritation. Now researchers are conducting studies to find out to use more honey in sun screen lotions.
Home Remedies of Honey
Take 1 peeled cored apple and 1 tablespoon of honey and blend it in food processor until smooth. Apply mixture on face for 15 minutes and wash it off.
Take 1 table spoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of finely ground almonds, 2 tablespoons of dry oatmeal, some lemon juice or yogurt. Apply this paste to your face and massage it gently then rinse it with warm water. It acts as a facial scrub.
For silky and luscious skin, add 1/4 cup of honey to your hot bath water.
Honey toners can be prepared in 2 ways, one by mixing honey with cucumber puree and one by mixing honey and pulse with apple. The toners must be applied smoothly on the face and kept for around 15 minutes; after that you must rinse it off using water.
Prepare a cleanser by mixing ¼ cup of honey, ½ cup of glycerin and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. Apply it gently on your face with a soft face sponge and rinse off using warm water.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of finely grounded almonds and honey, 2 tablespoon of dry oatmeal and any one of one tablespoon of yogurt or one teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage this mixture gently on your face for 5 minutes and then rinse of using water.
Honey Mask Recipes for Skin Care
Pumpkin Honey Mask
- 4 tablespoons of peeled pumpkin
- 4 teaspoons of corn flour
- 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
- 2 teaspoons of mashed pineapple
- 1 teaspoon of green tea
- 1/2 teaspoon of sunflower oil
Prepare green tea and let it rest a bit. While that is cooling down, combine pineapple, honey, pumpkin, and aloe gel. Add to that sunflower oil and then green tea. Mix well.
Apply the mix on the face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pad dry. This amount is enough for 4 applications. Keep it in a glass jar, tightly closed and refrigerated. It is not to be used after 2 weeks.
Honey Blueberry Facial Mask
- ½ cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup Honey
- ½ cup Plain Yogurt
Rinse blueberries and place in blender or food processor. Add the honey and yogurt, blend until smooth. With fingertips and a light touch, smooth over face. Let remain for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and a damp cloth. Here is one that is easy and leaves you feeling so silky.
Honey Glycerin Mask
- 1 teaspoon of glycerin (alternatively, use 3 teaspoons of Vodka but do not add water)
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 teaspoons of water.
- 1 teaspoon of wheat flour.
Combine all the ingredients and apply it in a thin layer on the face. Leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes.This mask is to be used 2 times a week. It is recommended for dry and normal skin type.
Honey is being tested by placing it directly on wounds, or on the dressings for the wound. The results have been remarkable. It has even been effective against the pathogens MRSA (Methicillan Resistant Staph. Aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci)-very nasty, tough bugs. It is also showing that it can reduce scarring and pain in burns.