Be it tanning or be it facial hair, be it acne or be it dry hairs, honey can solve all beauty problems. This natural sweetener not only replaces sugar but has so many beauty benefits that you’ll wonder why you did not use it in the past years. Well, it’s never too late, start using honey and you’ll see the wonder it does.
If you go to a store to buy honey, make sure you check the ingredients listed on it. Avoid buying honey which has been pasteurized or heat treated. Try looking for raw honey as it contains enzymes that are highly beneficial. Also check whether it has added sugar syrup or jaggery, if yes then do not buy it.
Read to know some of the amazing home remedies of honey that can help you in getting clearer skin and luscious hair.
Honey As A Bath Soak
Honey is really moisturizing and hydrating, not only for the face but for your skin. It not only moisturizes the skin but also repairs the damaged skin. The antioxidants present in the skin also help to protect the skin from environmental damage.
Try: Take two full tbsp of raw honey and a cup of lukewarm water. Mix them and stir the honey until it is fully dissolved. Pour it in the water and soak in it for few minutes and wash off.
If you want your strands to have the luster you crave then add raw honey to your haircare routine. It has enzymes that add shine to your hair without weighing it down.
Try: Take two tbsp of coconut oil and one tbsp of raw honey and mix them well. Apply this mask thoroughly to the two third of your hairs just like you apply conditioner. Do not apply it to the scalp and apply from the end and work upwards. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Cuticles often are damaged and even the nails turn dull and weak. Raw honey has antioxidants and enzymes that can help in repairing the damaged skin and when this is mixed with coconut oil, which is very good at protecting the skin can turn out to be the best combo ever.
Try: Take 1 tsp of raw honey, 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Mix them and apply on the cuticles. Let it sit for few minutes and rinse it off.
Moisturizer For Skin
Honey is an amazing ingredient that helps in retaining the moisture into the skin. It gets easily penetrated into the skin and gives long-lasting hydration.
Try: To retain the moisture apply raw honey directly on your face. Make sure your face is clean and dry before applying. It might feel sticky but be patient because it is really helpful for skin. Let it sit for 15- 20 minutes and then rinse it off slowly. Honey is a really sticky ingredient so be gentle while applying and removing it as you don’t want to be harsh on your skin.
Honey contains antibacterial properties that can help in reducing bacteria that causes acne. Honey also helps in soothing the skin and reduces the irritation.
Try: Make a paste of needed quantity of raw honey and cinnamon powder. Apply it on the pimples and let it stay overnight. In the morning wash it off gently. Use lukewarm water as honey can be a bit sticky and we don’t want to rub on pimples. So warm water would be a better option.
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties present in honey will not only help in reducing and lightening the scars but will also help in tissue regeneration. The regular use of honey on the blemishes and scars will help you in getting clearer skin and increase circulation if you massage it into the skin properly.
Try: Mix 1 tsp of honey with 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp olive oil. Apply it to affected area and massage it gently in circular motions. Place a hot washcloth on your face and let it sit for 5 minutes. Do this daily and you’ll see the difference.
Honey, when added to shampoo can boost and retain the moisture in the hair. Honey is also said to strengthen the hair follicles which in turn leads to healthy hair growth.
Try: Mix one tsp of honey into your shampoo (one sachet). Lather it normally and wash it off.
Honey helps in hydrating the skin and when it is applied to sunburns it aids in the recovery of the deepest layers which are affected by sunburn. When honey is mixed with aloe vera it calms the skin even more.
Try: Take one part of raw honey and two parts of aloe vera gel/ pulp. Mix them well and apply to sunburn. Wash it off after few minutes.
Cleansing The Pores
Honey contains enzymes and anti-bacterial properties that help in keeping the skin clear and clean. They even protect the skin from environmental damage. When honey is mixed with coconut oil it will help in preventing the bacteria that leads to breakouts, acne and skin imbalances.
Try: Mix 1 tbsp of raw honey with 2 tbsp of coconut oil. You can even use jojoba oil instead of coconut oil. Apply to skin gently and massage it in circular motions. Avoid applying it to the eye area. After massaging it for 2/3 minutes rinse it off with water.
Loaded with antioxidants, enzymes and antibacterial properties, honey acts as a natural cleanser and nourishes skin. Baking soda can be used along with honey. Baking soda is a natural and gentle exfoliator. It helps in regeneration of new cells and removal of dead cells. It gives a radiant complexion to the skin.
Try: Take 1 tbsp of raw honey and 2 tbsp of baking soda. Mix it well. Wash your face with water and rub your face with this mixture gently. You can also apply this paste to your body. After applying it, rub your face in circular motions and rinse it off with water.
Removing Unwanted Hair
If you are looking for a home remedy which can help you in getting rid of hair then you should try this DIY honey wax.
Try: Take one tsp of honey, 2 tbsp of sugar and a few drops of lemon. Whisk it until it forms a smooth paste. Microwave the paste for 2 minutes. Check that the paste is not too hot while you applying it on the area where you want to pluck the hair. Take a piece of clean cloth, place it on top and pull it in the opposite direction of your hair growth. This will get rid of the hair on that area. Wash the skin and apply some moisturizer and you are done.
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