It is known that ancient beauties regularly applied a mixture of honey and milk to the face and body to keep the skin young looking, radiant and smooth. It can be made into several different ways to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and mask the skin. It is rich in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. Honey is a natural organic product which doesn't contain any type of chemicals or preservatives, thus providing only natural ingredients for skin care and health.
Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays, supports the skin's ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple.
Honey is natural anti-bacterial and a moisturizer making it very attactive for skincare use. Honey is high in potassium, which clarifies the skin by killing bacteria that causes blemishes and blackheads. Honey contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radicals and reverse aging.
The main benefits provided by honey are:
- nutrition for the skin due to high contents of nutrients
- hydration for the skin due to it's humectant state
- anti-bacterial effect due to high content of sugar
- anti-aging effect due to antioxidants.
Honey You Are So Good To me!
Here are some very simple and all natural facial recipes you can make at home.
Honey Moisture Mask:
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of milk. Smooth over face and decolletage . Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Skin Softening Bath:
Add 1/4 cup honey to bath for a fragrant, silky bath.
Honey and Sugar Facial/Body Scrub:
For the face mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of sugar into a paste. Add a few drops of water or cream to give it good consistency to smooth onto skin. Gently scrub all over face and decolletage . Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
For the body mix 2-4 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add a few drops of water, coconut oil or cream to give it a nice smoothing texture. Scrub from head to toe gently, making sure to get back of arms, knees and legs. Rinse off with warm water.
Honey Facial Mask:
Mix a teaspoon of honey with an egg white, a teaspoon of glycerin (you can buy it from drug stores or Bio stores) and a little flour to make a paste. Spread the paste on your face and keep it on for 10 minutes. Wash your face with plenty of clean, lukewarm water.
Banana and honey facial mask for sensitive skin:
This honey mask for face requires the following ingredients: a crushed banana, 1/4 mug of oatmeal flour, milk, an egg and a teaspoon of honey. First you have to mix the all the ingredients very well. The honey paste you obtain has to be applied on your face with circular movements. Wait for 15 minutes than clean your face with cold water. The oatmeal is an ingredient extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, having the capacity to clean and heal the skin. The banana contains A vitamin, while the egg contains lecithin, which has an emollient-like action. The honey balances the skin ph.