8 Amazing Benefits of Honey For Skin

8 Amazing Benefits of Honey For Skin

Learn about the amazing and helpful benefits of honey for skin and get rid of many skin problems.

We all know honey to be a naturally sweet ingredient and also beneficial for the health from old times. But, did you know that honey is also a great ingredient for your skin? Honey is known to us for a long period for use in the kitchen for cooking as well as for health benefits. You will also find honey as an ingredient in many beauty products these days due to the benefits it provides. 

Honey is been used in many products like face masks, lip balms, body lotions, etc because of its healing properties. Honey is loaded with calming, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that are valuable for the skin. Using honey for skin will give you unbelievable results that you may not have thought about giving you young and glowing skin.   

Please test by applying a small amount first before trying any of the methods, as some may be allergic to honey.

Benefits of Using Honey for Skin:

1. Moisturizes the Skin

Moisturizes the Skin

Honey is very helpful to moisturize and hydrate the skin leaving it soft, glowing, and radiant. Honey deeply moisturizes the skin from within due to the enzymes present in it which helps it to easily seep in the skin which hydrates and makes the skin glow naturally. The sugars in the honey help in increasing the water content and reduce dryness in the skin.

How To Use:

Take one spoon of honey and apply it on clean and dry skin. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. This will leave your skin moisturized and soft.

2. Fights Acne

Fights Acne

Honey contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which help in getting rid of excess oil and unclog pores. It absorbs the dirt and impurities from the skin leaving it clear and clean. These properties help in getting rid of pimples and acne. Pimples are caused due to many reasons and honey is beneficial if acne is caused mainly due to bacterial infection. 

How To Use:

Apply a thin layer of honey on the areas with acne or pimples leaving it on for about 15- 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water.

3. Gentle Exfoliator for Skin

Gentle Exfoliator Honey for Skin

Sometimes the artificial exfoliators you use can cause skin redness and irritation. Using honey for skin is the best alternative as an exfoliator. It helps to gently exfoliate the skin by getting rid of the dead skin cells and also leaves the skin brighter. It is always great to use natural face scrubs which you can make at home easily and are also great for the skin.

How To Use:

Take two spoons of honey and one spoon of baking soda. Mix these two ingredients together until it combines and apply it on a clean face and gently massage in a circular motion for a few minutes. Rinse it well with water and it will leave your skin squeaky clean and softer. 

4. Fades Scars

Honey helps Fade Scars

Since honey contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it helps in nourishing the damaged skin and healing scars too. It reduces any inflammation and helps the skin to repair and heal quicker. Honey also contains small proportions of peroxide which is activated when used with water and acts as a bleaching agent, which will help the scar to fade and reduce skin discoloration.

How To Use:

Take one spoon of honey and coconut oil. Mix them together and apply on the affected area. Massage with fingers in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Place a warm/hot cloth over it and leave it on till it cools. Wash it off and repeat this regularly and you will see amazing results. 

5. Helps with Sunburn

Honey helps with Sunburn

Honey is said to be one the best remedy to treat sunburns due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and moisture restoring properties. It helps to soothe the irritated and burning skin. It reduces the inflammation, heals the skin, and also provides nutrition to the tissues which are damaged. Also, due to its thickness, it acts as a barrier from any infections which might try making way into the skin. 

How To Use:

Mix one part honey with two parts of aloe vera gel and apply this mixture to the affected areas. Leave it on for as long as you like and then wash it off. You can reapply as needed.

6. Reduces Wrinkles

Reduces Wrinkles

Honey is a natural humectant that helps provide extra moisture to help improve wrinkles. The antioxidants in honey help in controlling the wrinkles and fine lines on the face and delay skin aging. It also helps in increasing the skin’s elasticity making your skin look glowing and youthful…..Fascinating right??

How To Use:

You can take one tablespoon of honey with an equal amount of papaya or milk or yogurt. Mix it together and form a paste. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it for about 15-30 minutes. You can also massage the mixture on the face which will help in improving blood circulation and tighten the skin. Wash the mask with warm water and pat dry.

7. Lip balm for Chapped Lips

Lip balm for Chapped Lips

Honey is a great moisturizer as you know by now, it helps build extra moisture in the skin. It is also useful for dry and chapped lips. The antioxidants, enzymes, and the minerals all together in the honey work amazingly in moisturizing the lips. The honey absorbs into the skin making your lips soft and smooth.

How To Use:

Take a tiny amount of honey and apply a thin layer on the lips with your fingers and leave it on for a few minutes and then wipe it off after. You can also use honey and sugar as a lip scrub and massage it on the lips. Then wash it off, you will have amazingly soft and supple lips.

8. Brightens the Skin

Brightens the Skin

Honey is very helpful in brightening the skin. The small amounts of peroxide act as bleaching agents helping the skin brighten and also get rid of skin discoloration. Honey for skin is also helpful as it works on the outside as well as from within, resulting in radiant and glowing skin.

How To Use:

Take 1 tablespoon of honey on a half lemon and rub it all over the face. Leave it on for 5 minutes and wash it with warm water.  You can also take 1 tablespoon honey with the juice of one tomato and apply it. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it off. You can repeat this twice a week to get the required results. This helps in reducing tan marks, brighten the skin, and get rid of dark spots.

These are the benefits of using honey for skin and helps in solving many skin problems and is easily available at your home. Let me know what you think and share your thoughts or suggestions in the comments below… I would love to hear from you all…

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