Before Buying Another All-Natural Moisturizing Cream … Try Honey
Honey and Skin Care Favorite Tips! ~ Ruth Tan
I would like to share with you some honey and skin care knowledge, before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on all those anti-wrinkle and moisturizing creams. Try some easy, homemade tonic and remedy with honey first. And remember, the main ingredient in all those costly skin care products in the store could be honey!
Really, there is no simpler way to bring a smooth glow to your skin than with honey beauty recipes. Honey’s ability to absorb and retain moisture makes it an ideal ingredient in a lot of cosmetics as it helps keep skin hydrated and fresh and prevents drying. It is known that ancient beauties regularly applied a mixture of honey and milk to the face to keep the skin young-looking, radiant, and smooth.
Honey’s natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun’s rays, supports the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple. One of the most common skin benefits of honey is related to minor acne treatment. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent. With the wide-range of honey and skin care recipes, it is no wonder that there exists a huge number of honey products in the market for hair care, baby care, skin care for sunscreen, hand lotions, facial scrubs and moisturizers. And for instance, the Manuka Honey Lip Balm is an effective and natural moisturizer. It contains sun protection properties to soothe and protect the lips from becoming dry and chapped in cold and dry weather.
6 Pampering Homemade Honey Recipes for Skin Care:
Here are some do-it-yourself, self-help, extremely easy to follow recipes to enjoy the benefits of honey in skin care. I recommend them also because all the ingredients that go along with them are so easily accessible.
1. Cucumber-Honey Toner:
Puree 1 cucumber in a blender and drain away the liquid. Add 2 teaspoons of honey and mix. Apply on the face and neck area with a cotton pad. Air dry it and rinse clean.
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 the face and allow it to stay for 15 minutes, then rinse.
3. Honey-Oats Face Scrub:
Combine 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of finely-ground almonds, 2 tablespoons of dry oatmeal, and some lemon juice or yogurt to a luxurious and exfoliating facial scrub. Massage mixture gently onto the face, then rinse with warm water.
4. Gentle Honey Cleanser:
Mix 1⁄4 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of liquid soap and 1⁄2 cup of glycerin (found in drug stores). Apply gently to the face, using a face sponge. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.
5. Hot Honey Bath:
Perhaps the easiest beauty recipe related to honey and skin care — Add 1/4 cup of honey to your hot bath water for silky and luscious skin.
6. Honey Hair Conditioning Treatment:
For lustrous, silky, healthy hair and scalp, simply combine 1/2 cup of honey and 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of olive oil. Massage scalp with this conditioner, then put on a shower cap for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse as usual.
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