Honey is an incredible ingredient that does a lot to the skin, hair and nails. Honey has beauty benefits as well as health benefits. It helps the heart, cuts down sugar in the body, maintains blood pressure and a lot more benefits.
It has been in existence for so many years even before the introduction of sugar, it was used as a natural sweetener. It can last for years if stored well. Honey contains antibacterial properties which helps to fight fungal infections, it also contains antioxidants which are beneficial to health.
Honey is used for cooking, treatment of some diseases and also beautifies the skin. It is also mixed with other herbs to enhance their medicinal value. In this article, I’m going to give the beauty benefits of honey you never thought of.
Beauty benefits of honey
Honey moisturizes the skin:
Honey is used as the base of most skin care products we find on the market. It deeply moisturizes the skin and enable necessary enzymes to penetrate. It reduces dryness in the skin and increases water content.
Fights acnes and pimples:
It is the dream of every woman to get an acne free face. If you never knew, honey contains antibacterial properties which aids in removing excess oil from the surface of the skin and clears acne spots.
To clear acnes and pimples, you can use honey as a facemask for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with clean water. You can also use honey with lime juice.
Squeeze ½ of lime into 2 teaspoons of honey and apply on the face, wait for 15 minutes and wash it off with clean, this is what I have been using to clear my acnes and dark spots.
Used as an anti-aging agent:
Honey contains natural antioxidants that controls wrinkles and enhances your skin’s elasticity which makes you look younger and an ever glowing skin. Apply on affected areas on the face to help clear wrinkles.
Do you know honey can also be used as a hair conditioner? Honey is a naturally perfect conditioner for your hair, it retains moisture and soothes itchy scalp due to its antibacterial properties, leaving your hair smooth and healthy always.
Get enough amount of honey into a bowl, then mix with clean water. Apply in the hair and make sure it gets to the scalp. After applying it, get a shower cap and let it stay for 30 minutes before you wash it off with clean water and thank me later.
Honey serves as a scar removal. Due to its antibacterial properties, it protects wounds and even heal them.
To remove scars, apply on affected area for 10- 15 minutes twice a day. Clear results can be seen if you used effectively. Continue usage for a complete removal.
It enlightens skin complexion:
honey boost the skin’s complexion and elasticity. It reduces swollen and dark circles around the eyes and gives your skin the glow it deserves.
Put 3-4 spoons of honey into hot water and soak yourself in it for more clear and radiant skin or use honey as face mask and wash it off with warm water.