Honey is sweet but its benefits are sweeter than you can think of. It is the safest, highly effective and inexpensive treatment for all your skin needs. It can give you soft and radiant skin if you use it on daily basis. If you are thinking that how can you use it in your favor then here are some simple but effective tips which will treat your skin problems and helps in maintaining a healthy skin.
Read the Following Benefits of Honey for Your Skin:
- Skin lightener
Honey has skin lightening feature just like some popular natural ingredients such as lemon, cucumber and Aloe Vera. Regular use of it can brighten your skin and if you will add rose water o it then its effectiveness will increase double fold. So, prepare a mixture of honey and rose water and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This treatment will give a fair glow with regular use.
- Natural sunscreen
You must protect your skin from harmful sun rays in order to prevent sun burns, tan and pigmentation but if you don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive chemical based sunscreen then honey can be your ultimate solution.
You can use a face mask made up of honey, fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) and lemon juice to protect your skin from sun. Honey is a hydrant and rich in antioxidants which not just prevent your skin from becoming dry but also prevent the UV rays induced early aging.
- Prevent infection
Honey is antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal in nature and therefore it has been used to treat superficial wounds since ancient times as an antiseptic. It has healing properties means it speeds up the repairing process of tissues by increasing autolytic debridement, stimulating wounded tissue, dormant wounds and also in moist wound healing. Regular use of honey on your skin will keep you safe from any bacterial or other microbial infection.
Flavonoids present in honey can fight off vaginal infection. You can make a homemade remedy for vaginal infection by mixing 2 tablespoon raw honey with 1 tablespoon plain yogurt and applying it around vagina once or twice a day. If you don’t want to use the mixture then you can also use plain raw honey to prevent the yeast infection.
- Anti aging effect
Since it is rich in oxidants therefore its regular consumption and topical application reduces the sign of early aging like fine lines, wrinkles and Crow’s feet by maintaining the flexibility of the skin. It also promotes the collagen production in the body to give you a youthful look.
- Skin moisturizer
It can be used as a body moisturizer means you can use it on your face, legs, hands, feet and entire body. To make a homemade moisturizer, you need 5 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon rose oil and 2 cup almond oil. Put all the ingredients into a small bottle and mix it well by shaking it. Use it in place of your regular moisturizer.
Cleansing your skin is very important to clean skin pores. It also makes your skin soft and supple while reducing the blemishes. To use honey as a regular cleanser, mix it with tomato juice and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Since both tomato and honey are natural astringents therefore this mixture is very effective against pigmentation.
- Lighten acne marks and scars
As we have seen that honey can cleanse and heal the skin very effectively therefore it is the best treatment for Acne and scars. You can simply apply raw honey on your acne marks and scars to fade them away. You can also apply it to the acne prone areas of the body such as face, chest and back.
Apply raw honey on the affected area and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water. You can add cinnamon powder with honey for best results. You can drink cinnamon powder boiled in water and flavored with honey. This treatment also helps in fighting acne.
- Remove dark circles
The skin near eyes is very thin and delicate that’s why dark circles appear immediately if you are stressed out, malnourished or sleep deprived. Honey can nourish this area and lighten dark circles if you apply it on the affected are for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
You can also prepare a mixture of honey and almond oil to use it over dark circles. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
- Body wash
Honey is not just beneficial only for your skin but you can use it for your whole body. You can pamper your body by preparing a body wash made up of honey. This body wash will relax your body, nourishes the skin, lock the moisture and make it extra soft.
This treatment is best for winters when the body tends to become dry and flaky. To make this body wash, you need 2 cup honey and 1 cup baking soda. Add these ingredients to your bath water and indulge yourself in a rich nourishing bath.
- Safe Hair remover
Yes it is true. Honey helps in getting rid of unwanted hair growth. To make a homemade natural hair remover, you will need 1 tablespoon raw honey, 3 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Put all ingredients into a small bowl and boil it on a stove or in a microwave until it turns brown.
Let it cool and when it is cool enough, apply it over the body hair with the help of a spatula. Put a cotton cloth where the mixture has been applied and rub it against the skin until it becomes warm with friction. The mixture will stuck to the hair and when you will pull the cotton, the body hair will be removed gently.