Honey, a 100% natural ingredient, is the result of hard labor of many hundreds of bees. Nectar extracted from flowers is transported to the beehive, where it undergoes various processes resulting in the delicious liquid we call honey.
The benefits of honey
When we think of honey, probably its hydrating property comes first in mind. In addition, honey has antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties as well. This is the reason why honey can be used to treat burns, scratches and skin irritations, as it supports the regeneration of tissues. Besides its curative properties, honey also fights aging.
What types of skin is honey good for?
Honey can benefit all types of skin. Whether your skin is prone to acne or it is dry, the antibacterial properties of honey will help maintaining equilibrium, and it will keep your skin hydrated.
How to use honey in skin treatment?
The simplest method to use honey in skin care is in the form of a facial mask. Clean your skin thoroughly before applying it. You may add a teaspoon of corn meal to obtain a scrub. Leave the mask on for five minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water, and enjoy the results!
During the cold season, your hands need special care. For a homemade treatment, apply honey on your hands, and put on a pair of cotton gloves. Leave honey on for five minutes.
It is said that the queen Cleopatra bathed in honey and milk to keep the firmness and glow of her skin. If this seems too extravagant, try a handier recipe. You will need 3 teaspoons of honey, 20 ml milk, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix these ingredients and apply the mixture on your skin before bath time. The result will be silky smooth skin.