Soft , Smooth and Glowing skin is every girl’s dream. We try every possible thing to take care of our skin and protect it from the damage. Generally we rescue to the store bought products and treatments to take care of our skin due to our hectic life style and some times due to laziness. You must be aware that mother nature has gifted us lot of things to take care of our overall well being. Let it be our skin or hair. These precious ingredients help to reveal the natural beauty from within. Raw honey is one of such ingredient which is widely used in various hair care and skin care treatment. Raw honey is pure and unprocessed hence its works really well to take care of our skin. Honey is the rich source of various nutrients and enzymes. It is great for all skin types. Today we would be discussing about how we can use raw honey to take care of our skin. Lets have a look.
1. Facial Cleanser:
This is one of the most important step in skin care routine. It prepares the skin to absorb the nutrients very well. When use Honey as a cleaner it helps to remove the impurities, dirt and excess oil from the face without stripping the natural moisture. You can prepare this very simple cleanser by using very few ingredients. You would need half a cup of raw honey, Three to four tablespoons of distilled water or rose water, two tablespoons of any carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil and few drops of essential oil. If you have an oily skin you can use oily skin you can use grapeseed oil. For normal skin you can use olive oil and for dry skin you can use jojoba oil or avocado oil. Mix all the ingredients well and store it in a bottle. Your Honey cleanser is ready to use.
Honey also works as an mild exfoliating agent. If use with other ingredients it helps to exfoliate skin effectively while keep it hydrated. You can prepare this simple exfoliator by using equal quantities of raw honey and sea salt. You can also add few drops of essential oil to it to enhance the results. Your scrub is ready. Just damp the skin and massage your skin with this in circular motion for 2 minutes. If you do not want to use sea salt then you can also use almond powder to prepare the exfoliator. You could also add few drops of carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil to it.
3. Facial Mask:
Most of us are swear by facial masks prepared with honey. Honey helps to balance the oil production in the skin and also keeps the acne in control. Hence it is beneficial for oily skin beauties as well. For dry skin , it helps to provide intense nourishment and moisturization naturally. If you have an oily skin the you can prepare a mask using raw honey, turmeric powder and few drops of lemon juice. For dry skin you can use raw honey, papaya pulp and soaked almond paste. Normal skin beauties can prepare the facial mask by using raw honey and milk powder. You can use this facial masks twice in a week for best results.
4. Honey Bath:
Honey is a natural moisturizer and it provides deep nourishment to the skin on application. You can pamper your whole body and nourish it with the Honey Bath. The recipe is very simple. You would need to take half a cup of raw honey and two cups of milk . Add this to the bath water. You can also add few drops of lavender essential oils to get e relaxing bath.
5. Over Night Treatment:
Honey contains anti bacterial and anti septic properties. Hence it helps to kill the pimple causing bacteria when applied on it. Apart from this it also helps to lighten the blemishes with regular usage. If you have a pimple then you can try the over night spot treatment by using honey. You would need one tablespoon of raw honey and three to four grounded tablets of Aspirin. Mix it well and apply on the affected area . Let it sit over night and wash off in the morning. It helps to reduce the size of the pimple as well as the redness. You can follow this treatment twice in a week for better results.
Hope you have liked this article and you would include honey in your beauty regimen to take care of your skin.