We often think of honey as the healthiest sweeteners, but honey also has many beneficial effects on skin and hair. Made with the expertise of bees to collect nectar and pollen, honey has moisturizing effects, combats aging and fights against bacteria. Moreover, it is rich in nutrients, antioxidants and curative components, provided you use a pure honey, which has not been heat treated and pasteurized. It will thus contain more antioxidants, phytonutrients and active enzymes enhancing its beneficial effects.
Here are some recipes you may use in your beauty treatments where main ingredient is honey.
What is the procedure? Wash and dry your face, then spread a teaspoon of honey and let it stay 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey is a natural moisturizer, meaning it attracts moisture from the air at the skin surface and holds it in the layers where it is most needed and then helps it penetrate a thus providing long term moisturization.
What is the procedure? Mix one teaspoon of natural honey with two tablespoons of jojoba oil or coconut. Apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage in circular motions, avoiding the eyes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey enzymes clarify the skin and keep the pores clean. In addition, the natural properties of honey and jojoba or coconut oil prevent bacteria development that can lead to imbalances of the skin and rashes.
What is the procedure? Mix two tablespoons of honey with a tablespoon of baking soda. Apply on the skin and gently rub your face or your body with this mixture in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.
Honey is full of antioxidants, enzymes and other nutrients that nourish, cleanse and moisturize the skin. When combined with baking soda, you get natural exfoliant that removes dead skin, allowing new cells to emerge, for a luminous complexion.
What is the procedure? Mix one tablespoon of pure honey with a spoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Apply on the affected area and rub with your fingers in circular motions for one to two minutes. Place a warm cloth on your skin and let it cool. Repeat every day.
Honey contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial components that help reduce the scares and speed the healing process and promote tissue regeneration.
What is the procedure? Apply pure honey on the affected areas and let stay for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that counteract the bacteria that cause pimples. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties soothe redness and irritation.
What is the procedure? Mix two tablespoons of pure honey with 250 ml of water and let it dissolve it. Pour into a tub of warm water and take a bath with this honey bath.
Honey has not only moisturizing properties, but it also contains antioxidants that repair the skin from damage caused by the external factors.
What is the procedure? Mix a teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of cider vinegar and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply this mask on each cuticle, let it stay for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Honey contains a large amount of nutrients and enzymes that nourish and heal the skin and, as a natural product; it attracts moisture and in that way moisturizes the skin. On the other hand, coconut oil acts as a conditioner and protects the skin, while cider vinegar softens hardened skin and balance pH.
What is the procedure? Mix one tablespoon of pure honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Carefully apply the mixture on wet hair. Let stand 20 minutes, then rinse carefully.
Enzymes and nutrients of pure honey will make you hair to shine. Coconut oil, on the other hand, penetrates the hair and that way nourishes the cuticles and the final effect is shinny hair of your dreams.
What is the procedure? Mix a teaspoon of honey and your favorite shampoo. Wash your hair with this mixture, then rinse thoroughly.
The moisturizing properties of this shampoo help regulate and retain moisture in the hair. Moreover, it is known that helps to strengthen hair follicles, encouraging healthy growth.
What is the procedure? Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of water. Apply to clean, wet hair and let stand for one hour. Rinse carefully. Repeat weekly for best results.
The glucose oxidase, an enzyme present in honey, releases hydrogen peroxide, an ingredient known to lighten hair.
What is the procedure? Mix a third of honey and two thirds of pure Aloe Vera gel. Apply on the skin sunburns.
Honey restores the skin by moisturizing the deepest sun-exposed skin layers. Aloe Vera has powerful anti-inflammatory effect helps soothe burnt skin and helps in its healing.