Following on from my post about the all amazing coconut oil facial cleanser, another natural beauty aid I’ve been using is honey. Raw, sweet, glorious honey brought to human kind from the fluffy, humble honey bee.
So, honey, I’ve found is a fantastic exfoliator and moisture mask. And, not to mention a fraction of the price of some of those designer, chemical-laden products.
Honey facts for your face:
It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-microbial and anti-inflammitory properties making it brilliant anti-aging product. These properties also help to protect your skin against harmful UV rays (although, obvs not to be used instead of sunscreen).
Honey helps to keep your skin soft and supple since it a remarkable ability to retain moisture.
In India, honey is known as a natural cleanser and exfoliator where it’s used to make the face glow and keep it blemish free.
It’s healing properties are beneficial for all skin types, including those with acne, rosacea, eczema or sensitive skin.
Keeping with my simple beauty regime all I do is simply squeeze the honey from the pot, rub it in circular motions around my face (once the honey has crystalised, it acts as a gentle but effective exfoliator), and leave on for around 10-15mins. I wash off with warm water. Boom, done!
I do this once or twice a week.
Since doing this my skin has been noticeably softer, brighter and less prone to breakouts.
I have found other masks that use honey (I’m yet to try these):
Make a paste with honey and milk
Mix honey with olive oil
Mix honey with rose water
Keep watching for more natural beauty tricks. Step by step we WILL combat the chemical-riden beauty world.
Bring on nature, baby!