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Honey is one of the best products for face and body skin care, as well as for hair care.
It is full of nutrients, micro elements and vitamins that are completely absorbed by our body.
Honey has natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it helps to get rid of irritation, dryness and even prevent acne.
However, this does not mean that all types of honey that we see at the grocery store will magically eliminate all problems with skin and hair. It is better to use liquid honey of acacia, Manuka, mint, jasmine or wildflowers, in which there are many antioxidants.
If you wonder what honey face masks can be used in your skin care? And also, what will honey give to your hair care? Then read on.
Moisturizing Face Mask
Due to its moisturizing and soothing properties, honey moisturizes the skin, making it soft, radiant and glowing. Sugars in honey act as natural moisturizers with emollient properties that increase the water content in cells and reduce skin dryness even after you wash off the mask.
Try this honey face mask: apply honey directly on cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and thoroughly wipe your face with toner to remove all excess honey. Make such a mask at least 2 times a week, and you will notice how the complexion and skin condition improve.
Apply honey on the lips as well, because it softens the skin perfectly and helps to heal small cracks.
Honey is one of the best natural remedies for exfoliation. Enzymes in honey act as a gentle exfoliating peeling, helping to improve complexion, make skin healthier and more radiant.
Your skin will be clean. Pores will be cleaned of impurities and dead skin cells.
Try this scrub: apply honey directly on cleansed skin in a circular motion. Leave it on your face for 5 minutes so that it opens the pores. Then with your fingertips do massage with patting movements. Concentrate on places where your pores are most noticeable. Massage until the honey on the face turns white. Then rinse with warm water and rub your face with tonic to restore the ph-balance of the skin.
Since honey is a natural antiseptic and contains a number of vitamins, it acts as a cleanser for acne scars.
We said that you can’t apply honey on acne in the active stage, that is, when the pus is already very close to the surface of the skin, and you feel that it is about to burst out. But, if you only have a few pimples and they are in the ripening stage (you feel them, they have turned red and spoil the face a little), then you can safely use a honey face mask.
Honey is an anti-inflammatory remedy that can help reduce the redness and swelling of acne, and its antibacterial properties help fight bacteria that cause acne. In addition, since honey moisturizes the skin well, it helps control the production of skin oil, preventing the appearance of new acne.
Moisturizing Body Baths
Honey can be used as an anti-cellulite remedy: apply it to problem areas, and then do massage according to the same principle as with a facial scrub, only use your hands instead of the fingertips. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin, helping to increase blood flow to it, “pulls” toxins from the skin, making it smoother.
Another way to care for your skin with honey is to use moisturizing baths. All you need is to add 2 tbsp. honey in a cup of hot water, mix, drip 2-3 drops of lavender oil and pour the mixture into a bath of warm water.
Regular honey baths will help get rid of stress, make your skin clean and silky.
Honey is, of course, the perfect conditioner, because it moisturizes, protects and attracts moisture in the scalp, while keeping hair shiny and healthy. Your locks will be softer, firmer and more elastic. Honey is recommended for girls with bleached and dry curls, as it helps to restore the moisture balance of the hair.
Try a conditioning mask with honey for hair: mix 2 tbsp. honey with water. You must dilute the honey so that you can easily distribute it along the entire length of the hair and scalp. The amount of water depends on the consistency of honey.
Ideally, you should have a solution that resembles a hair conditioner. Apply every time after shampooing on wet hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use at least 2 times a week.
Remember, honey and water can drain through your hair, so it’s better to make a mask while taking a bath, or wrap curls in polyethylene.