In an article written by Jessica Padykula she listed these benefits of honey on the skin:
- Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, which makes it great for acne treatment and prevention.
- Aging: Honey is full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down the aging process.
- Complexion boost: Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
- Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.
WAYS TO USE HONEY
Honey as a daily face cleanser.
All you need is a quarter size amount of raw honey* (available at your local grocer). Simply massage it in an upward circular motion and then rinse off with warm or lukewarm water. You will notice immediately that your skin is baby soft and has a natural glow.
I, myself, no longer even need a moisturizer because my honey is now a two in one, which helps to save money!
Honey as a make-up remover.
Honey alone will not remove makeup, but Padykula listed a DIY honey facial wash which I’m excited about. Mixing your favorite natural plant oil (e.g., Coconut or Jojoba Oil) and spice (Cinnamon, Turmeric, or Nutmeg) for an aromatic treat, will loosen up your makeup AND moisturize the skin at the same time. Yayyy!
Honey as a mask
Apply a thin layer to your face for 30min and then rinse.
Honey as an exfoliate.
Add baking soda to honey and gently massage on your face. Honey can also be added to bath water (2 cups) to soften your body, and/or to your favorite hair conditioner as a deep conditioner.
**Here’s the bottom line: I am encouraging you to surrender your normal facial cleansers and moisturizers because of all the synthetic chemicals (found in most), for honey which is much more beneficial for our delicate skin cells.
We may not be able to dodge every synthetic chemical we encounter, but we can most certainly lower the amount of manufactured substances we expose our skin to.
Here’s to your health!
*Be sure to use Raw Honey as it’s purest in its natural state. To dilute, simply place jar into a bowl of hot (not boiling) water.
**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.
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