Honey has been known and used for ages in many culinary recipes, but did you know that there are many natural skin care tips using honey? Here are several recipes for your skin that use honey as one of the ingredients. Not many people know that honey can also be used on cuts and scrapes as it helps to heal wounds. Sure beats antibiotics and with no side effects!
Honey has been used for years when it comes to skin care. There are a few ways of using honey as a natural skin care remedy like honey bath, honey facial mask or scrub and honey lip balm.
A honey bath can do wonders for the skin and leave it feeling soft and supple. Fill your bathtub with hot water and add 1/3 to 2/3 cup of honey and a cup of milk. Soak in this luxurious bath for at least 20 minutes. Feel the tensions leave your body but this is also a great way for a natural skin care solution compared to expensive treatments using all sorts of chemicals.
Honey Facial Mask
Like any facial routine, first wash your face with warm water (not hot water) and then add a thin layer of honey. (Organic, if possible). Leave the honey mask on for a few minutes. (At least 30 minutes) and then rinse with warm water. The secret to getting it right is the final step which is rinsing with cold water so that you can tighten the pores. Try this on a weekly basis for a month and see the difference.
Honey Facial Scrub
Mix 1 cup of honey, 1 cup of coarse salt and ½ a cup of olive oil. Apply this mixture in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly. There you have it, another natural skin care remedy using honey.
Honey Lip Balm
If you have ever wanted to make your very own honey lip balm, now you can. All you have to do is mix ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply to your lips before going to bed. This is a great help for the winter months where there are the highest chances of cracked and sore lips.
Besides using honey as your natural skin care, also try adding a little bit of honey to your herbal tea on a cold winter day. You can also take a teaspoon when you have a persistant cough. It works!