10 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Honey
One of the oldest and most used beauty tricks in history is honey. The powerful Cleopatra took long baths in honey and milk to make her skin soft and the wife of the Roman emperor Nero, Poppaea, used honey every day to rejuvenate her skin.
Today, honey is used for everything, from food to beauty and as a medicine. The best thing about honey is that is not expensive so everyone can afford it. One thing you need to remember when buying honey is to choose an organic honey that doesn’t contain additives.
Here are the amazing beauty benefits you can get from using honey:
1. Hydrating Cream
Honey is perfect for dry skin because it’s a natural moisturizer. To prepare a natural honey mask mix 2 tsp. honey with 2 tsp. yogurt. Mix until the ingredients are combined and then apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
2. Acne Gel
Honey is rich in antioxidants and antioxidants can help you restore your skin cells. Honey can also help you clean your clogged pores and cure your acne.
Honey can also do wonders for your hair. Mix 3tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp. olive oil in a small bowl. Apply this mixture on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, shampoo your hair and air dry it.
4. Wound healer
Honey has been used for ages as a remedy for healing wounds. Honey has antimicrobial properties and can help your skin recover faster.
5. Breath Freshener
In a glass of water, add 1Tbsp. honey and some lemon juice. Gargle anytime you need a natural breath freshener.
6. Scars healer
Applying honey directly on your scars can help you make them less visible and make your skin gentle and smooth.
Honey can help you remove the unwanted hair from your face and body. Just mix 1 Tsp. honey, 1Tsp. brown sugar and 1tbsp. lemon juice. Put the ingredients in a pot and boil them until the mixture turns brown. Let the mixture cool down a bit and then apply it on your skin using a small, wooden stick. Apply a cotton strip over the waxing mixture and pull the strip to remove the hairs.
Reduce the aging process by starting your day with 1 tbsp. of honey.
9. Lip Scrub
Mix 1tbsp. honey, 1tbsp. brown sugar and a few drops lemon juice to make your own, natural lip scrub. Apply the scrub directly on your lips, gently massage it in and then rinse with warm water.
10. Nail strengthener
Honey can also help you soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails. Mix 1 tsp. honey with 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar. Apply the mixture directly on your nails and leave it on for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, wash your hand with soap and apply some hand cream.