Honey is a sweet substance produced by bees. It is mostly used as a sweetener and consuming it has a lot of benefits for the human body. Aside its consumption, it is also used in certain products like pomades, shower gels, face masks and soaps.
Have you ever wondered why honey is mostly used in these products? Honey is a natural healing agent and so its importance to the body cannot be overlooked. It is an antioxidant. An antibacterial that fights against enzymes and bacteria to make the skin look fresh and beautiful.
In this article, we are going to talk about the benefits of honey to the skin.
Benefits of honey to the skin
1. Moisturizes the skin
Honey hydrates dry skin. It moisturizes the skin, that is why its used in the making of pomades. If your face easily gets dried up, you can apply one teaspoon of honey on your face for a couple of seconds and clean it with a well-treated tap water. You can subsequently apply your pomade after washing the honey off for better results.
2. Heals burns and wounds
When you have wounds and burns, the early application of honey prevents or reduce any deformity. With any burns or wound you can use clean water to wash the surface and then apply honey at any affected area.
3. Acne spot treatment
Honey fights against all acnes and dark spots on the skin. Acne is mostly caused by dirt and some bacteria. But the proper application of honey can easily remove all acne and dark spots from the skin.
Apply a small amount of honey on the acne or dark spots on your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then wash and moisturize your face afterwards. Doing this regularly will treat acne and lighten dark spots.
4. As a cleanser
Clean all the dirt on the skin with raw honey. You can also use cleanser that is made with honey. Honey removes all dirt and bacterial on the surface of the skin. This clears up your pores and leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth.
Just apply the honey on your face and wait for about 15 minutes, then use warm water to wash up your face. If you are a makeup lover and wear makeup everyday, using the honey on your face daily will help remove all the makeup residue from your face.
5. Treat wrinkles
Due to its antioxidant properties, honey is a very good anti ageing product. Honey moisturizes the top layer of the skin and prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
In order to see the benefits of honey on your skin, it is advisable to apply honey on your face at least once a day for some few minutes.
You can also try making some homemade face masks with honey. You can as well use these face masks two to three times a week to exfoliate and nourish your face.
You can also try DIY organic body scrub.