Junior Beauty Editor
Okay, I’m going to just put it out there—I’m a stickler for home beauty treatments and natural skincare. While I’m not undermining the gazillion benefits of various store-bought creams, serums and face masks, if I were to pick one of the two, I’d definitely go au naturale. And ladies, trust me when I say this, honey is the king ingredient for DIY skincare. Raw honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture and locks it into your skin and hair. It also has antibacterial properties that keep your face acne-free and well cleansed. The antioxidants in it keep your skin from ageing and give it a lovely glow. Both, eating it and applying it, will give you beauty benefits like no other. Here are all the ways honey will make you even more gorgeous!
Your morning routine must involve a full-fledged body detox. Having a glass of lukewarm water with the juice of a lemon and a teaspoon of raw honey in it, will help flush out toxins from your system, that will result in glowing skin and help improve metabolism too. Need I say more?
For well hydrated and plumped up skin, go for a honey pack on your face. Apply raw honey all over your face and place a muslin cloth on it so it doesn’t become too runny, and the moisture gets locked in. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water. This will give your skin a boost of moisture and will cleanse it thoroughly too.
The antibacterial properties of honey work like magic on active acne. Instead of applying store-bought ointments on your pimples, spot treat them with a teansy bit of honey. You can leave it on for 20-30 minutes and wipe it off with a damp cloth after.
While the sweetness of sugar makes your cakes, brownies and cold coffees all the more delectable, swapping it with honey in as many recipes as possible with be the healthier option. The manufacturing process for sugar ends up eliminating many healthy components, such as protein, vitamins, minerals, organic acids, and nitrogen elements. Honey, on the other hand, is loaded with minerals that will do your skin, hair and overall health a whole lot of good.
Sounds like one sticky and messy affair, doesn’t it? Well, ladies, all you have to do is mix some jojoba oil (or any not-too-sticky oil as per your preference) and the balmy texture you get will be easy to swipe over your eyes and lips. This will not only maintain the moisture levels of your skin, but also clean off the make-up thoroughly.
The best exfoliator if you ask me is the mixture of two parts honey and one part baking soda. It lightly exfoliates the skin while soothing it too. This concoction can be used on your entire body that will result in smooth and moisturised skin. Leave this combination on your skin for about 10 minutes and then scrub it off in a circular motion. Use a damp cloth to get rid of the stickiness. Give it a shot right away!
Winter spells dry, flaky skin for most of us, and that’s such a bummer, right? Honey is your solution here, yet again! In your bathtub filled with warm water, add 2 cups of honey. Let your body soak in it for 15 minutes, and then add one tablespoon of baking soda. Stay in the tub for another 10 minutes, and viola! Your flaky skin will be healed and you will be left with hydrated and plump skin all over. Now wouldn’t you like that?
Honey, you deserve to glow! (See what I did there?)
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