We have known honey to be a delicious and healthy edible but aside from being so delectable, it boasts of a bunch of properties that have moved it to the top of our list of kitchen favourites. Rich in essential nutrients, here is how Winnie the Pooh’s favourite food multitasks like no other!
1. It heals minor cuts and scratches
Due to its rich and thick texture, it forms a barrier on the scratch or wound and helps it to heal way faster than if it were to be left open.
2. It works wonders for cracked cuticles
Honey has humectant properties which means that it can be very hydrating and can double up as a highly effective moisturizer. It basically attracts and seals in moisture. Dab some honey on your cuticles as a cost effective natural alternative to expensive cuticle creams.
A mixture of honey, apple cider vinegar and water is really good for your hair. It gives you shiny and frizz-free mane. The ACV helps in clarifying your scalp and removing product build-up, while the honey protects your strands from dryness and frizz. So together they make the perfect combo to combat our monsoon hair woes!
4. It fades scars
Honey has small quantities of peroxide which acts as a natural bleaching agent and helps to fade scars. Mix honey with your regular face mask or dilute it in water and apply it on your scars. The water activates the peroxide and you will see brighter skin almost instantly!
5. It is a health and beauty elixir
Honey is rich in antioxidants, proteins, minerals, vitamin B and the list goes on. It is absolutely wonderful for your skin and works as well from within as it does on the outside. And we all know that perfect skin is a result of good health, inside and out!
6. It heals pimples
Honey is great for curing pimples. It has anti-bacterial properties that zap the stuff that causes pimples. And because it is so hydrating, you don’t have to worry about it being too harsh on your sensitive skin.
Honey is amazing for your lips as it moisturizes them and removes pigmentation. Use a honey based lip balm or a simple DIY scrub with brown sugar and honey and get ready to flaunt your perfect pout, ladies!