Did you know that honey is as good on the outside as it is on the inside?
We all know the advantages of swapping honey for sugar in our diet. This yummy, golden liquid is nature’s sweetest treasure and tastes amazing on toasts, parathas and in cereal. Are you also aware of the many uses of honey for skin and hair?
Among a few honey benefits is its ability to moisturise, heal and fight skin ageing. What we’ve listed here are the top 10 truly amazing benefits of honey for skin and hair.
1. Moisturising Mask
Honey pulls in moisture from the air and locks it into your skin, keeping it hydrated for long. To get the deep penetrating benefit of honey, spread a teaspoon on your skin and wash off after 15-20 minutes.
2. Pore Cleanser
Honey contains enzymes that go deep inside the skin and cleanse pores. When mixed with jojoba oil or coconut oil, honey prevents bacterial build-up that can cause skin breakouts. Apply the mixture and wash off with warm water.
Baking soda and honey workas natural exfoliating agents. Honey’s antioxidant properties nourish skin, while baking soda gently removes dead skin cells.
4. Scar Fader
One of the lesser known uses of honey is skin lightening. Mixed with jojoba oil or coconut oil, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory propertieshelpreduce the appearances of scars.
5. Acne Treatment
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey control acne-causing bacteria. Dab on the affected area to reduce irritation and redness.
6. Bath Soak
Give your full body the benefit of honey’s hydrating properties and its antioxidants properties. Dissolve two heaping tablespoons of raw honey in one cup hot water and add to a tub of warm water.
7. Sunburn Treatment
Honey can be used to soothe burned and tanned skin. Combine one part honey with two parts aloe vera to create a soothing mixture that goes deep inside the skin to heal and repair.
8. Eczema Cure
Honey is an effective home remedy for curing eczema. Apply on the surface to rejuvenate and encourage growth of new skin cells.
9. Cuticle Moisturizer
Soothe dry and damaged cuticles with a raw honey soak. Rub a solution of one teaspoon honey, one teaspoon apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon coconut oil over your cuticles and keep for 10 minutes.
10. Regenerate skin
Used regularly, honey, when mixed with olive oil, is an excellent moisturiser that promotes healthy, glowing skin. Leave on your skin for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
So, the next time you walk down the aisle in the grocery story, why don’t you stop and pick up an extra bottle of honey just for your skin?