Honey for Natural Skin Care

Before you run out to the stores and buy all of those expensive products that claim to be anti-aging, read this!

 

Honey has the natural ability to absorb and retain moisture which keeps skin hydrated and fresh. This is why it’s used as a key ingredient in SO many cosmetic products, along with all of that other potentially harmful ingredients. It’s a long standing beauty secret that a mixture of milk and honey applied to the face and neck will keep your skin looking younger, smoother, and leave you with a beautiful glow. How does it work? Well, honey is naturally abundant in antioxidants and anti-microbials, these help protect your skin from things like sun damage. A more common benefit from honey is in relation to the treatment of simple acne, specifically that cause by hormonal changes. The honey acts like a sponge and absorbs these impurities from your pores, which is what makes it such a great cleanser.

 

Here are some neat homemade skin care recipes I found, give them a try!

 

1.Cucumber-Honey Toner:

 

Puree 1 cucumber in a blender, drain and collect the juice. Add 2 teaspoons of honey into the juice and mix. Pour the mixture into a bottle. Apply on the face and neck area with a cotton pad in the morning and at night. Air dry it and rinse clean. Store the bottle covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.



2.Honey-Apple Toner:

 

In a blender or food processor, combine 1 peeled, cored apple with a tablespoon of honey and pulse until smooth. Apply mixture to face and allow it to stay for 15 minutes, then rinse.



3.Honey-Oats Face Scrub:

 

Combine 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon finely-ground almonds, 2 tablespoons dry oatmeal, and some lemon juice or yogurt to a luxurious and exfoliating facial scrub. Massage mixture gently onto face, then rinse with warm water. This blend gives a deeply emollient cleansing to the pores of your face. Almonds and oats are superb softening exfoliants.



4.Gentle Honey Cleanser:

 

Mix 1⁄4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon liquid soap and 1⁄2 cup glycerin (found in drug stores). Apply gently on to face using a face sponge. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.



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