We are always on the quest for skincare that’ll give us soft, bright skin, but what if it is the ingredient you use daily in your food! Yes, the same honey that you drizzle on your cereal and used to sweeten your tea can convert your skin, too. Honey is a natural sweetener is being used to heal skin for centuries. It is known in Ayurveda for its healing and revitalizing advantages.
Here are some impressive benefits of incorporating honey into your skincare routine, along with some raw facts which make you feel beautiful and look beautiful.
Applying honey simply on the face differs from knowing the difference of mixing with other good sources.
Honey for acne and eczema:
The anti-bacterial qualities of honey work against acne-causing bacteria and prevent its outbreak.
The most important thing about using honey to treat these situations is to use unpasteurized honey, such as manuka honey.
The honey you use still must contain healthy bacteria, which is useful. That will activate your immune system and help with soreness and redness, as well as heal scars.
A mixture of raw honey and cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial blend. A lesser-known fact is that cinnamon helps in toning and leaves the skin fresh.
Mix three parts of honey, with one part freshly ground or pure cinnamon, and warm the mixture slightly. Apply to your skin and leave the mixture on for 8 to 10 minutes. Rinse off using warm water and pat your skin dry. Don’t use it if you’re allergic to cinnamon.
Before doing this, do a patch test of the honey and cinnamon to ensure you won’t have an allergic reaction.
Honey for Cracked Heels:
Enriched with antioxidants, honey displays the antiseptic and antimicrobial traits which work miracles in healing bruised tissues and stimulating wound reduction in the damaged feet. This viscous sweetener also possesses features to moisturize dry skin in the feet, thus serving as a fantastic natural solution for cracked heels.
First, clean and dry both feet completely. Then gently scrub off dead skin cells using a rough stone. Now prepare a blend of 1 cup honey with 2 tbsp milk and 3 tsp orange juice. Apply this paste onto exfoliated feet and keep it on overnight. Wash off with warm water. Doing this basic beauty hack once/twice a month significantly repairs cracked heels for smooth, soft feet.
Honey for scar fading:
Honey helps your body’s healing process, which may help fade acne scars. You can use honey as a spot therapy on scars, applying it every day or every other day as a paste at the site of your scars or acne marks.
You may also see results if you use honey face masks as a part of your beauty routine, as described above.
(Honey may not be good for scarring caused by burns and deep cuts.)
Honey is strange to cause an allergic reaction in most people. You should use any of these remedies with caution if you have any known allergies to pollen and celery.
Rinse off any honey from your face before you go to bed. Honey left on your face can draw dust and other debris, which could worsen an active breakout.