Almost everyone who wants a healthier
option for sweetening uses honey. It’s natural and extremely valuable,
but this amazing ingredient can also offer many benefits for your hair
and skin. It’s made by bees who collect pollen, nectar as well as resins
from flowers. Honey can fight bacteria, aging and is an excellent
moisturizer. Make sure you always buy raw honey which wasn’t pasteurized
or heat-treated. It is full of enzymes and active phytonutrient
1. Moisturizing Mask
Honey draws moisture from the air in our skin which makes it a natural humectant.
Try it:Take 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Spread it on dry and clean skin. Let it stay from 15 to 20 minutes. Use tepid water to rinse it away.
2. Pore Cleanser
Raw honey contains enzymes that will make your skin clean and clear. If you combine it with coconut or jojoba oil, it will prevent bacteria to build up, so you won’t have breakouts or skin imbalances.
Try it:Take 2 tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil and combine them with 1 tablespoon of raw honey. This should be applied on clean and dry skin. Use circular movements to massage it gently, but avoid the area around your eyes. Use tepid water to rinse it away.
3. Gentle Exfoliator
Honey contains a lot ofnutrients, enzymes and antioxidants which hydrate, cleanse and nourish our skin. We can use baking soda as a natural exfoliator to eliminate dead skin cells and let new cells take place. Our complexion will be radiant.
Try it:Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of honey. Use plenty of water to splash your skin with. Rub the mixture on your body or face using circular movements. Let it stay for a while and then rinse it away with plenty of water.
4. Scar Fader
Try it:Combine 1 teaspoon of olive or coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Put it on the affected area. Use the tips of your fingers to massage it for 2 minutes. Take a hot washcloth and put it on your skin. Let it stay there until it becomes cool. This should be repeated every day.
5. Acne Treatment
Honey is full ofantifungal and antibacterial properties which repel bacteria and calm irritation as well as redness.
Try it:Put some raw honey on the areas with acne and let it stay for 15 minutes. Use plenty of tepid water to eliminate it.
6. Bath Soak
The antioxidants in honey will protect and repair our skin from environmental and oxidative damage.
Try it:Combine 1 cup of hot water with 2 tablespoons of raw honey. It should dissolve well. Put this into your tub filled with warm waterand soak in it.
7. Cuticle Moisturizer
The enzymes and nutrients in honey heal and nourish our skin. As we have already said, it’s also a natural humectant. Coconut oil protects and conditions our skin. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which helps us have balanced pH and makes our hard skin softer.
Try it:Combine 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. This mixture should be rubbed on every cuticle. It should stay like that for 10 minutes the most. Then, you can rinse it away.
8. Hair Conditioner
Raw honey is full of nutrients and enzymes which offer shine to our hair, but they don’t weigh it down. Using coconut oil will help us have smooth and conditioned hair.
Try it: Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of raw honey. This should be applied to 2/3 of our damp hair. Start with the ends and go up. Let it stay for 20 minutes. Use plenty of water to rinse it well.
9. Shampoo Booster
Honey is full of humectant properties that will help our hair become more moisture with stronger and healthier hair follicles.
Try it:Combine only a little bit of your favorite shampoo with 1 teaspoon of honey. Wash your hair as you usually do. Use plenty of water to rinse it away.
10. Hair Highlighter
Honey contains the enzyme glucose oxidase which releases hydrogen peroxide slowly. This is something that helps us acquire lighter hair color.
Try it:Combine 2 tablespoons of water with 3 tablespoons of honey. This should be applied on your clean and damp hair. It should stay on for 1 hour. Use plenty of water to rinse it away. Use it every week and you’ll have amazing results!