Honey: a treat for your skin
Pour it on your
food, stir it into your milk, dip your
fruits in it, apply it to your
hair, or simply pour a teaspoon down your throat. Whichever way you have it,
rest assured, it's a treat for your health, skin and body.
Honey contains small amounts of a wide array of
zinc. Along with its multiple
vitamin content, honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains
moisture. Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for
sensitive skin and baby care products–and it contains a variety of flavonoids
and phenolic acids which act as
antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free
Honey has been used in
beauty care for
ages, and if you have ever tried honey
in a formula for your skin or hair, you know why. There is simply no sweeter way
to bring a smooth glow to your skin and hair than with glorious golden honey.
Discover a few ancient secrets, right here
Honey Bath: Add 1/4 cup or so of honey to your bath. Mmmm—sweet,
silky, and luscious skin.
Honey Cleansing Scrub: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2
tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently
onto face. Rinse off with warm water.
Skin Toner: Puree an
apple with one tablespoon honey in a blender. Apply this mixture for face and
leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This makes a great
Firming Face Mask: Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1
egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin and enough flour to form a paste (approximately
1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with
Smoothing Skin Lotion: Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1
teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows,
heels and anywhere that feels
dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.
If you have a dry skin, take one tablespoon honey in a bowl and add one
teaspoon milk. Mix well and smooth it over face. Rinse off with lukewarm water
after ten minutes. Your skin will feel soft instantly.
Hair Shine: Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart)
warm water. Blondes may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour
mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.
:Mix half a cup of honey with two tablespoons olive oil. If your hair
is very dry, add a three tablespoon. Section off your hair and coat it well
with the mixture. Cover your hair with a shower cap so you don't mess up the
entire house. In addition, the shower cap traps heat from your scalp, enabling
oils to penetrate further. Wash off after half an hour.
More Healing Properties
Applying honey on cuts and wounds helps them heal faster, as honey controls
anti-oxidants which absorb the oxygen from the air and help the wound heal
faster, without scarring. The ancient Egyptians used honey to treat
cuts and burns. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, prepared honey-based cures for
and ulcers. During World War I, German doctors used honey mixed
with cod liver oil to surgically dress soldiers' wounds.
To sum up some unique facts about honey:
Honey is really safe for very sensitive skin and
rejuvenates your skin
Honey will nourish your skin and make it smoother
Honey (only the pure one, not adding by another ingredient) won’t irritate
Honey definitely can make your skin skin feel smooth
Honey can lighten your skin
Honey is a natural antioxidant
Honey can heal and prevents
freckles. Really good for