Honey and Skin Care
by Janet Cooper
Honey Skin Care
Honey and skin care is a beautiful combination! God has given us lots of natural resources to benefit us. Every resource can be used for many purposes. Honey is one of them.
Honey is not only good for our body if it is consumed as a food but it is very beneficial if you use it as a skin care product. Honey not only works for caring for everyday skin conditions, it is also used as a treatment for various skin problems.
Due to its qualities honey is widely used in different skin care products. It is used as a skin care product since centuries. Cleopatra used honey and milk for her bath to keep her looking youthful.
Honey is used in skin care as a
moisturizer and anti-irritant.
Not only that, honey is known as natural humectant which means it has an ability to attract moisture and hold it.
Another great quality of honey is that it has an amazing shelf life. That means you can preserve it for longer periods of time then any other product.
It's humectant quality makes it good for those people who have oily skin. It keeps your skin moist without oiliness.
Honey is widely used in different facial masks.
You can make your own facial mask at home by using honey as a main ingredient. Honey and skin care
offer a variety of treatment qualities: Honey as moisturizer:
Due to its humectant qualities, it is used in moisturizers, cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners. It does not only attract water but it retains it in skin. If skin loses its ability to retain moisture then it appears wrinkled and dry. In this way if you use honey it will prevent wrinkles and dryness. It maintains skin suppleness and elasticity.
Honey as antioxidant:
Honey is always famous for its natural anti-oxidant properties. Antioxidant properties plays an important role in protecting the skin damage form ultraviolet light of sun. Overexposer of skin to the ultra violet light of sun causes skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. Other sun screen lotion can cause skin irritation. Now researchers are conducting studies to find out to use more honey in sun screen lotions.Home Remedies of Honey:
Take 1 peeled cored apple and 1 tablespoon of honey and blend it in food processor until smooth. Apply mixture on face for 15 minutes and wash it off.
Take 1 table spoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of finely ground almonds, 2 tablespoons of dry oatmeal, some lemon juice or yogurt. Apply this paste to your face and massage it gently then rinse it with warm water. It acts as a facial scrub.
For silky and luscious skin, add 1/4 cup of honey to your hot bath water. Honey as natural remedy for various skin problems:
Honey is very effective to cure much medical disease. It is very effective for burns, pressure sores, surgical incisions, acne, and more. For many centuries it has been used to heal wounds.Honey and skin care
is a great combination!