Honey is the sweet, sticky substance that bees produce and store in hives.
In its natural form, honey is produced by enzyme activity, plant matter, and live bacteria coming together to create a powerful ingredient with hundreds of practical uses.
The unique process that creates honey makes it especially valuable for cosmetic uses, such as clearing acne, healing scars, and evening out skin tone.
Raw, unpasteurized honey has the most potential for topical application on skin. Keep reading to find out how honey can be applied to your face and help your skin.
Raw honey is packed with components beneficial for your skin, especially if you have acne or autoimmune skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Even Candida overgrowth may be controlled by applying honey to your skin.
Raw honey helps balance the bacteria on your skin, which makes it a great product to use for acne. Manuka honey has been studied as an anti-acne product and found to be significantly more effective than other popular products.
Honey speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes. If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, honey that’s unpasteurized could speed healing and reduce inflammation. Manuka honey is so effective at healing wounds quickly that it’s now used by doctors in clinical settings.
Raw honey is also a natural exfoliator, which means applying it to your face takes off dry, dull skin and reveals new skin cells underneath.
It is one of the power ingredients for nutritionist, dieticians, and beauty experts use over the years.
Here is a list of five benefits of honey on the skin
1. Useful For Sun Burn & Burns
Honey is an incredible home remedy for treating burns. It helps healing by decreasing any inflammation and provides nutrition to the damaged tissues. Direction for using honey on sunburns:
Mix one part, raw honey, with two parts pure Aloe Vera gel and apply on the affected area.
Honey helps exfoliate your face & skin. It gently removes the dead skin cells, thereby leaving your face and skin brighter.
Direction: Mix two spoons, honey, with one spoon baking soda. Apply the mixture to your wet face or body in a circular motion then Rinse well after 10 minutes.
3. Fights Pimple and acne
This awesome home product has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in the removal of excess oil from the surface of the skin and clear off clogged pores that cause acne and pimples on the skin.
Direction for using honey on acne & pimples:
Just apply raw honey on the affected areas for 15 minutes and rinse well.
4. Brightens Skin Complexion
Honey helps to brighten your skin complexion.
Direction: Mix juice of one tomato with a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture on the face for 5 minutes and leave it for 15 minutes then rinse well. Do this two times a week.
5. Makes Skin Glow
Honey is an essential home ingredient that gives you a natural glow.
Direction: you can apply it directly on the face or mix it with milk or yoghurt.
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