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20 Miraculous Benefits Of Honey For Your Skin

“Once you taste the honey, you want more of that’’ – Garbage Muguruza

And that is so true! How can one say no to honey?

Honey, being organic and nutritious is hearty for your life. It’s sweet in taste and liquid (sticky) in form. With all its countless blooming qualities, it has been in the use of medicines for the past 5000 years. Honey is one of the substances, which is not only rich in taste but miraculous for skin, hair, and body. Honey with lots of medicinal, healing, and beauty properties, all the time, adds-on extra to our vigor, no matter where we have to use it.

Skin, the outer layer of your body is considered the most sensitive, delicate, and soft. Not all beauty products suit our skin the way we expect and don’t forget besides being unaffordable sometimes, they are also rich in chemicals, which is not good for our skin. Therefore, we look for something organic, natural, and easily available ingredient that is free from any skin reaction or has any side effects and honey is one of them. 

There are eight kinds of raw honey available in the market, which is easy to use. They are eucalyptus honey, lychee honey, sunflower, rapeseed, karanja, multi-floral himalayan, acacia, and forest honey. You can easily avail these types of organic honey from the market or online stores. Also, if you may have noticed that all supermarkets, departmental stores are full of honey-based lotions, face wash, body wash. lip balms, shampoos, creams, etc. Honey has also been there in our lives, but it’s finding its way into our skincare and beauty routine. If you get your hands on raw honey, then nothing like it, but even the honey packed in jars and bottles also works well.

Honey, alone or when applied with mixing other ingredients never fails to give effective results. However, never hesitate to try it with anything on your face for the best results. Sharing below are some tried and tested advantages that will not disappoint you. 

Best Benefits of Honey for your Skin

The bonafide ingredient ‘Honey’ works incredibly on any kind of skin type. It is packed with all the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities that are a natural gem for your skin, especially if you have any skin issues. We have figured out some of the best benefits of honey for your skincare regime and listed them below for you.  

1. Moisturizer for skin

Moisturizing is revitalizing your skin or you can say making it less dry and cracky. The humectant ingredient, sugar in the honey, does this for your skin. In this pandemic time, you can take care of your skin and start using honey as your face wash. 

What to do?

  • Take one spoon of honey ( you can add one spoon of aloe vera gel if you want)
  • Give it a nice mix and apply it as a mask.
  • Massage gently for fifteen minutes, and rinse off with normal water.
  • Do this regularly, and notice the texture of your skin after two weeks. It will be very SMOOTH! 

2. Exfoliates the skin

In the rush-rush life, we forget the fact that the dust and the pollution make another layer on our face above the real skin, and that skin is called dead skin. To exfoliate, honey can do the magic. 

What to do?

  • Take one spoon of honey on your palm, rub it within your finger and massage your face smoothly.
  • The heat generated by massaging can help the honey to remove the dust and dead skin.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and dry it with a towel. 

3. Honey helps to reduce dark spots

The scars are the footprints of any healed injury on your face. The marks are sometimes left long, so to remove that, honey can help you out, even on your dark spots too! The antibacterial properties of honey help to reduce that.

What to do?

  • Apply a drop of honey at the place of the scar directly.
  • Leave it for some time, and wash your face with water.
  • For dark spots, grate a small or half portion of the potato and mix it in one tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply the paste on your entire face or at the dark spots only.
  • Leave it for some time and rinse off with normal water. 

4. Diminishes the fine lines and wrinkles

For wrinkles and fine lines, raw and unpasteurized honey acts like magic. They can be seen on the face with aging, but sometimes it’s due to lack of a healthy diet, yoga, exercise, or not taking necessary nutrients. To overcome this issue, follow these simple steps.

What to do?

There are two kinds of paste you can try:

  • Mix one tablespoon of honey with one spoon of yogurt or milk, or both to make a mask. Apply the same on your face and after a few minutes, wash it off with normal water.
  • Another one is to mix the following: one tablespoon of honey with yogurt, one spoon of lemon juice, and a Vitamin E capsule. Apply the paste evenly on your face and leave it for 15 mins before washing your face with normal water.

5. Nourishes the skin

Honey with its rich qualities nourishes the skin to its fullest, it makes your skin more radiant. To retain the nourishment of the glowing skin, apply honey regularly with any ingredients like turmeric, rose petals, cinnamon, coffee, milk, yogurt, etc.

6. Makes your skin lighter and brighter

The antioxidant properties of honey make the skin lighter and brighter. 

What to do?

  • Add one tablespoon of honey with a small amount of cinnamon powder.
  • Mix it well and apply evenly on your face.
  • Wait for 15 mins and then rinse it off with normal water.
  • For brighter skin apply honey and coffee paste for the same duration as you apply the cinnamon paste.

Note: Test the paste on your arm first, in case your skin is allergic to any ingredient like cinnamon or coffee, or any other, we recommend you avoid using it.

7. Balances your skin tone

Yes! Honey can do this for your skin tone. It can equalize the variations on the skin. You just need to apply the paste mentioned below:

What to do?

  • Mix one tablespoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon powder.
  • Apply on your face and leave it for fifteen minutes before washing it off with normal water. 
  • Apply this every day, or once in two days for best results.

8. Reduces blemishes

Blemishes are the brown color spots on your forehead or cheeks. It’s a common problem that occurs when the body lacks appropriate calcium and iron, blemishes could be natural. Females, after pregnancy, often face the issue of blemishes. To lighten the blemishes, the paste mentioned below could be effective.

What to do?

  • Take one spoon of honey with half spoon of lemon juice.
  • Mix thoroughly and apply on your skin for 10 minutes before taking it off with normal water.
  • Try this for 15 days for effective results.

9. Minimize the redness

If you have redness on your face or your skin because of any symptoms like pus-filled bumps, facial redness, or dry skin, don’t forget to try this natural ingredient.

What to do?

  • Apply honey directly on your face and leave it for at least 25-30 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water.

NOTE: Avoid using honey after sunburns, especially on sensitive skin, as it may cause itching. 

10. Diminishes the inflammation

Any kind of burning sensation or swollen part or reaction of any beauty product or creams can inflame the skin. Don’t panic as honey is there to your rescue. 

What to do?

  • Apply a thin layer of honey mixed in water. Leave it for some time before washing it off with normal water.

11. Heals the wound

Honey is antiseptic in nature and works great on your wounds. It also protects the skin from any infection and bacteria. Please note, only Manuka honey is recommended for healing wounds.

What to do?

  • Apply directly to your wound after washing it with water.
  • Soak it with a towel and apply honey before the dressing.

NOTE: Diabetic patients kindly avoid using honey on any kind of wound. Also, if you have any other kind of health issues, make sure you confirm with your doctor before using!

12. It has anti-aging properties

You believe it or not, but it does have anti-aging properties! Honey is one of the seven wonders of food and acts remarkably on your skin and for your body. Consuming honey with water or wearing honey with aloe vera can treat your skin like a newborn baby’s skin.

13. Treatment of skin cancer

Many doctors suggest honey for curing skin cancer. Keeping in mind all the beneficiary qualities, it can work for this cause too.

Note: It should only be used as per the prescription of your doctor. 

14. Pore cleanser

Pores are the small opening on our skin and inviters to dust particles and pimples, converting them into acne. If you do not want that to happen, follow the simple steps listed below to get rid of pores.

What to do?

  • Mix one tablespoon of honey with one spoon of coconut oil.
  • Massage gently for fifteen mins and rinse off.
  • Don’t forget to use it daily for effective results.

15. Hydrates your skin

Just like ten glasses of water keep our body hydrated, the same way, regular use of honey makes our skin hydrated. Many day-to-day problems can also be solved with honey.

16. Helps in skin Conditioning

Like hair conditioners make your hair soft and silky, honey also acts the same when it comes to skin conditioning. It can make your skin soft and shiny too!

17. Treats sunburns

In summers, sunburns are natural because of heavy sun rays or sensitive skin, or an unhealthy diet. Apply raw honey on your skin for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with normal water. 

18. Skin cleanser

A gentle massage with honey can cleanse your skin. It can remove dead skin, and scrub the skin naturally. We assure you, there’s no need to use beauty products anymore.

19. No side effects, harm, or reactions

Honey is an ingredient that rarely has any side effects or causes any harm to your skin. But if you have any kind of health problems or you had major surgeries, then it’s suggested to consult your doctors first before using it.

20. Get glowing skin without facials

Being the natural sweetener, honey is sweetest for the skin as well. It makes the skin extraordinary with its rich properties. We bet you will always glow if you make your skin habitual to honey. and use it religiously. 

What to do?

  • Mix honey with lemon juice and leave it on your skin for 10 minutes before washing it off with normal water. 

Conclusion

What’s not to love about honey! From treating our dark spots to getting rid of aging, cleansing our skin, and many more properties that are only beneficial for our skin, honey definitely is a winner, and not to forget, it’s affordable too. It’s one of the ingredients that can be preserved for years as the longer it is preserved, the more fruitful it will be. 

So, what are you waiting for HONEY?

By Radhika Sharma

Professor by profession. Blogger, painter, and spiritual by choice!
Loves nature, colors, and instrumental music.
A passionate learner and a bit stubborn by birth!

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