Honey is a great skin moisturizer. Its versatility makes it an excellent ingredient to treat many skin problems from acne, dark spots and blemishes to dry and oily skin. Raw, Wild honey has many anti bacterial and anti septic properties Which clears your skin for good and gives soft, supple and glow-y skin in minutes. Here are some of the top benefits of using honey on face and a Quick 6 ways on How to use Honey on face to get clear skin naturally at the comfort of your home.
Before you read on, Let me tell you one very important thing. Consider this as a prerequisite step to use Honey on face.
Note: The honey that you see in the market is of no use to be used on your face. So, don’t rush to buy one as all they have is synthetic colors or preservatives. Raw, Organic Wild Honey is full of antioxidant rich. This is the honey that you should hunt for. Not only for your skin but also for your gut.
So, choose the one that is Organic certified and Raw. I prefer to Use Organica Organic Forest Honey. If you want to try, you can buy this from here. Organica Organic Raw Honey
Benefits of Honey for face
- Honey creates an acidic environment where in which the bacteria cannot grow and thus less breakouts.
- Honey contains many anti bacterial and anti microbial properties from a compound called Propolis that bees use to seal their hive.
- A high concentration of sugar, which puts pressure on bacterial cells, making them less likely to multiply.
How to use Honey on face for clear skin
1. Wash your face with Honey
Honey is an excellent skin cleanser. Honey gently removes the skin impurities without striping away the natural oils. Foaming soaps and cleansers which contains detergents and sulphates strip away the natural oil and thus your skin overproduces oil to balance the same.
As I have already mentioned in my 7 alternatives to wash your face without soap, Honey contains proteins, amino acids, minerals and enzymes that can kill the bacteria which contributes to the inflated pores, it acts one of the best and safe natural skin cleanser especially for sensitive skin. So, here’s how to use honey as a cleanser.
> Take a tablespoon of Organic honey in a small cup and dilute it enough with wither Rose water or normal water. Apply the mixture to your face and massage for 5 minutes and wash off with warm water.
2. Skin Lightening Honey Face Pack
Honey and Licorice is a great combination to lighten your skin naturally.
Take a tablespoon of Organic honey in a small cup and add a pinch of Licorice root powder in it. Mix it well and Apply the mixture to your face and massage for 2 minutes before washing off with Cold water.
3. Dead skin removal Honey Scrub
Once in a while, a natural scrub make out of kitchen ingredients is a must. Its the best way to pamper your skin. Isn’t it?
Dead skin is caused by number of factors. Sometimes by the pollution and the other times it may also be because of not taking proper care of your skin. The commercial store bought scrubs are not only loaded with chemicals and stuff but also does not good job in removing your dead skin.
Some of the simple ingredients that are already available in your kitchen can do wonders for your skin at the same time removing dead skin from your face.
How to make Oatmeal scrub
All you need..
Finely milled Oatmeal powder
Coarsely grinded Organic Green Tea leaves
Unrefined Almond Oil
Add one tablespoon of Oatmeal powder and one tablespoon of Coarsely grinded Organic Green Tea leaves into a bowl. Mix these dry ingredients well.
Add one teaspoon of Honey and one one tablespoon of Unrefined Almond oil into it and mix them well to form a scrub.
Add 10 drops of either lavender essential oil or Geranium essential oil for added fragrance and skin benefits. This step is completely optional, as I already have it in my home i am going to add it in my scrub here.
4. Pore Cleansing agent
Honey is a deep pore cleanser. Honey and a clay mask is the best solution to reduce pore size and also oiliness on your face. this face pack is best suitable for oily skin beauties. This is for you.
All you need is a teaspoon of french green clay and honey. Mix them well and add few drops of rose water to keep the consistency of the face mask a little thin. Apply this mask on a well cleansed face and wash off after 20 minutes.
French green clay acts a skin magnet and thus absorbs all the skin impurities, removes dead skin cells and closes the large pores on your face, making it more clear and soft. You can also use Multani Mitti/ Fuller’s Earth instead of French green clay.
5. Acne Spot Treatment
the anti bacterial properties of Honey makes it a good choice for tropical acne treatments. It kills the problem causing bacteria that is living on your skin pores and thus reduces the pimple in no time.
Honey and Cinnamon is a popular acne spot remedy that is been used by many since ages. This Combo is proven to reduce the pimple size drastically and soothe the inflated skin.
Mix a pinch of Organic Cinnamon and a drop of honey into a small plate. Cleanse your skin well and apply this paste directly on to the pimple. Wash off after 20 minutes.
Caution: Cinnamon causes burning sensation on the skin. Be sure do a patch test to avoid any sensitivity later.
6. Fade Acne spots
Turmeric is a wonder spice. It has numerous skin and health benefits. As it has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties it fights with the acne causing bacteria and heals the skin. It is also useful to control the oil secretion by sebaceous glands making it idea ingredient for oily skin too.
- Organic Honey
- Organic Turmeric powder
- Take a table spoon of Honey in a bowl. Add half a teaspoon of organic Turmeric to it. Mix them well. You can also add few drops of rose water to this mixture for a better consistency of the face mask. Apply all over the face and wash off with normal water after 20 minutes
CAUTION: As turmeric may stain your skin yellow, it is advisable to use this mask in the night before going to bed. It is also better to keep a separate wash cloth for swiping your face after you use this mask, as the turmeric may also stain the cloth.
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