Previously on this blog, I’ve written about the health benefits of honey. Today, I’m going to be discussing the different ways you can use this sweet golden liquid in your beauty routine. Thanks to honey’s antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s excellent for healing your skin. What’s more, as honey acts as a humectant, it gives your skin a huge moisture boost. Read on to find out 8 amazing beauty uses of honey to benefit your skin, hair and nails:
1. Moisturising Face Mask
The natural humectants in honey increase the water content and reduce dryness in the skin. Because of how deeply hydrating it is, honey is perfect as a moisturising face mask. To try this, simply apply raw honey onto clean, dry skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly with warm water. You’ll be left with soft, radiant and glowing skin.
2. Face Cleanser
Honey is a gentle, healing cleanser that is able to clear out the pores and help get rid of blackheads. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Massage the mixture into your skin in circular motions (avoiding the eye area) and then rinse it off. You should notice that your skin looks so much clearer afterwards.
When mixed with baking soda, honey makes an excellent exfoliator. The enzymes in honey exfoliate your skin by gently removing the dead skin cells, helping your complexion to be healthy and smooth. Mix two tablespoons of raw honey with one tablespoon of baking soda. Gently rub onto your face in a circular motion and then rinse it off. Exfoliate no more than 1-2 times a week.
4. Spot Treatment
As I mentioned before, honey is antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Because of these properties, honey can help fight acne-causing bacteria and calm redness and irritation. Dab raw honey with a cotton swab onto your blemishes, let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse.
5. Bath Soak
Taking a honey-infused bath is not only incredibly relaxing, but it will leave your skin feeling silky soft and soothed. It’s a great way to rebalance dry skin during the colder months. Add two cups of raw honey to your running bath water and soak in it.
6. Scar Fader
Did you know that honey can help fade any scars you have? It minimises inflammation and helps heal the skin faster. In addition, the antioxidants it contains helps repair damaged skin. Massage raw honey directly to the affected area in circular motions for a few minutes, then rinse it off.
7. Cuticle moisturizer
Keep your cuticles healthy and peel-free by using honey as a cuticle moisturiser. Due to how moisturising honey is, it works amazingly well. Rub raw honey over each cuticle and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, letting the nutrients sink in and heal the skin. Then, rinse it off.
8. Hydrating Hair Mask
Honey works great as a hair mask for all hair types. It delivers a major moisture boost and leaves your hair feeling ultra soft. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the hair, from the roots to the tips. Leave it in for 30 minutes before rinsing it out.
So those are some of the amazing beauty uses of honey! Have you tried using any of these methods?