Honey has so many benefits for our body, hair, and skin. People have been consuming honey in its raw form for centuries. It's a great addition to your skincare routine. It aids in weight loss, it is used in medicine and even in hair care routines. Honey has always been a hero ingredient and today, we're focusing on its beauty benefits for our skin and hair.
Apart from being an absolute treat to our tastebuds, honey has excellent anti-bacterial properties that help keep our skin glowing and acne-free. It also boosts collagen that helps with skin tightening and prevents ageing.
Here's why you should incorporate honey into your skincare regimen.
Honey has amazing anti-bacterial properties and since it is naturally non-inflammatory, it also helps to clear out the skin and prevents the appearance of acne and acne scars.
Apply a dollop of honey on your bare skin and you'll see how smooth and hydrated your skin feels. Even though it is sticky, honey is amazing for our skin. Just apply it for 15 minutes only your face and wash it off and you'll fall in love!
As previously mentioned, honey is jampacked with antioxidants that help clear out our pores. If your skin feels congested and clogged, try adding honey into a DIY face mask and you won't regret it!
Honey is pretty sticky, and that's what makes it a gentle cleanser and exfoliator. It acts as a great base to get rid of any dirt on your skin. Just mix a spoonful of honey with 1/2 tbsp of oats and use it as a DIY face scrub!
Honey has amazing benefits for our hair too. For thousands of years, people have been using honey in their hair masks 'coz of its hydrating properties. Here's how honey is beneficial to your hair.
Because of its moisturizing properties, honey has been a boon to people with dry and dull hair. Just mix 2 tbsps. of honey in your hair mask or hair conditioner, keep it on your hair for 30 minutes and wash off. You'll notice your hair coming back to life and feeling super hydrated. Make sure you apply more on your scalp rather than your ends.
We all know that having dull or dry hair ultimately results in hair breakage. It also helps repair damaged cuticles by proving a dose of hydration and makes your hair stronger with every use.
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Honey also helps get rid of unwanted hair from our body and since we're in lockdown currently, you can use honey to make a DIY hair wax.
All you need to do is mix half a cup of honey with 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Heat everything in a pan till it mixes well with each other. Once cooled down a little, apply the mixture (as you would apply your regular wax) on the area, put your waxing strip and pull in the opposite direction of hair growth.
This easy method is known as sugaring and is great for people with sensitive skin.
Ready to add this golden elixir to your beauty routine? We bet you are!
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