As you all know, honey is the most powerful natural remedy and it is extremely beneficial for our overall health. But did you know that honey can help you treat skin conditions as well? If you have dark circles under your eyes, acne or dandruff, just use honey to treat all these skin issues. The best part about honey is that it will not cost you a fortune and it is not filled with numerous chemicals like most of the cosmetic products. Moreover, honey is antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant which is why it can lessen inflammation.
The 7 benefits of honey for beauty are:
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease which impairs skin cells. As a result, it makes redness, blisters, lesions and it can also be very itchy. Even though honey is not the cure, it can still keep damaged skin from further infections. According to one study conducted in 2003, the topical use of honey and beeswax/olive oil is excellent for both dermatitis and psoriasis. In order to prepare the remedy, you will have to mix 1 tsp oil and equal parts of honey and beeswax. Put the mixture in the microwave to warm it. Stir it well and then apply it as lotion on the affected areas several times per day. And do not scratch or pick the skin!
Slower skin aging
Honey keeps the skin healthy from free radical damage since it has antioxidants. The radicals actually speed up the aging process and make saggy skin, which is why we should use honey and prevent wrinkles. All you have to do is to apply raw honey on your face and when dry, rinse with water. Repeat this method 2 times per week. Another great solution is to mix 2 tbsp of honey and avocado pulp. Use your fingers to apply the mixture on your face and after half an hour, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do it once in a week.
Scars are very hard to remove but with honey, you can make them fade and they will be less visible. Moreover, the application of honey will help you heal the skin and it will regenerate skin cells faster. All you have to do is to mix equal parts of honey and coconut oil. After that, massage the skin with this mixture using circular motions for 2 minutes. In the end, put a cloth on this area and allow it to cool. Wipe with cotton and repeat again the same day.
Minor cuts/wounds healing
Honey has the ability to cure cuts and wounds since it removes germs and it takes extra fluid from the wounded area. As a result, it speeds the healing. It also inhibits microorganisms to grow more. The Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews published a study in 2013 which showed that topically applied, honey treats wounds, but not chronic issues like ulcers or after surgery wound. Use Manuka in order to treat the minor ones. All you have to do is to apply thick layer on the cut and secure it with a bandage. After few hours remove it and clean the skin with cloth. Repeat as you like.
If your hands are extremely dry and you experience pain, you should rub honey on them and after 10 minutes rinse it off. After that, apply a hand cream and repeat this on a daily basis. Another solution is to mix equal parts of honey and glycerin, apply it on your hands, wait until it’s dry and rinse it off. Repeat every day.
Honey is antibiotic by nature which means it can lessen inflammation. In order to treat acne, you should apply raw honey on the affected area and leave it for 30 minutes. After that, rinse it off and repeat the procedure several times on a daily basis. Another solution is to mix 1 tbsp honey and ½ tsp cinnamon. After 15 min on the acne, rinse it and do it again the same day.
As we already mentioned, honey has antioxidants and it kills germs and bacteria that reduce hair and promotes new hair growth. Just mix 1 tbsp honey and onion juice in equal doses. Massage the scalp and roots. Leave it for 30 minutes to act and then shampoo your hair and wash it off. Repeat this 2 times per week.