Honey is a humectant that helps your skin absorb and retain moisture which keeps it from drying out. Honey is also packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair, and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin. Here are 6 more Benefits and tips for natural skincare with honey:
1. Honey as a Moisturizer
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it has the ability to pull in moisture from the air unto the skin. By doing this, it hydrates and soothes the skin, leaving it with a clear and glowing feel.
2. Honey For Acne
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey calm and reduce swelling and redness of pimples. Honey removes excess oils that clog pores and trigger blackheads formation. These antimicrobial properties as stated above aids in fighting acne forming bacteria. these effects all work in tandem to achieve acne-free skin.
3. Honey For Scars
Another honey benefit for skin is in the treatment of acne scars. Honey is rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants that help to repair damaged skin and speed up acne scar healing. To get more out of honey for scar treatment add a few drops of lemon juice to brighten and treat hyperpigmentation.
4. Honey For Wrinkles
Honey is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals which are the foot soldiers in the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines, we for sure don't want that. Apply honey mask 2-3 times per week then rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
5. Honey As an Exfoliator
Honey has mild exfoliating properties but when combined with other natural exfoliants such as turmeric and yogurt the results are much more enhanced, also exfoliating with honey will prevent redness and irritation experienced with artificial exfoliation. Simply massage honey into the skin in circular motions, let it sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
6. Honey As a Pore Cleanser
Honey has a mild antimicrobial property which acts as a natural pore cleanser. It opens up the pores, cleans them out while fighting the acne forming bacteria. It also tightens the pores which give you clearer and glowing skin.
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