Honey has been used in cosmetics since the beginning of time. Many beautiful women in history have named honey as their secret weapon for youthful, amazing skin. And the same holds true today – honey is a very popular ingredient in numerous skin care and hair products. You will find honey in many of the most luxurious spas around the world. But why is honey such a great product to use on your skin?
Well, for starters, honey is a humectant. This means it attracts and seals in moisture. That’s why it’s so great for your skin. It helps it to become dewy and glowing. Honey also has enzymes and some vitamins and minerals. Imagine taking the essence of a flower and sunshine and putting it in a thick liquid. This, my friend, is what honey is. It will do wonders for all skin types and will help many skin conditions.
Today I’m going to share a couple of recipes with you that will help you get gorgeous skin using honey. The first one is great for sensitive or normal skin. The oatmeal and honey will be very soothing.
Heavenly Honey Oatmeal Face Scrub
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp milk (nut milk such as almond or cows)
1 tbsp of fine grain oatmeal (organic if possible)
1 or 2 drops of essential oil such as lavender
Combine these ingredients and massage into your skin very gently, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water until all the mixture is removed, then follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Honey is also very, very good for mature skin. It is very moisturizing and hydrating, and it will help firm the skin. It is like putting a vitamin/mineral cocktail on your face, and it is very effective. You don’t need to be told that the market is flooded with a myriad of anti-aging products – many with very harmful ingredients. You can get excellent results with honey – done safely, inexpensively and easily.
Green Tea & Honey Face Mask
1 tbsp raw or manuka honey
1 tsp green tea
1 tsp fresh cucumber juice
1/2 small ripe avocado
Combine all ingredients and apply to face for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with water, pat dry and apply favorite moisturizer to seal in precious moisture.
So you see, to get gorgeous skin using honey is very easy and inexpensive. Why not give these recipes a try.
How many of you use honey in your skin care routine?