I learned some new things, when I was browsing the beauty and health effects of honey. Honey can be used in skincare and it can even treat wounds. I recently have been really interested in all natural products, which can take care of your skin. Previously I wrote about salt in skincare.
In beauty care honey is gold, as it protects, treats, brightens, moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Honey can be used as a mask or even as an exfoliator together with sugar or salt.
You can add other ingredients to your mask, but here is my fool proof recipe for a honey mask:
2 tbs (organic)honey
Apply the honey to clean skin. You can apply it to your lips too. Let it do it’s magic for 10-60 minutes. Wash with cool water.
I actually left the mask on for about 20 minutes. There is no real time to keep it on, you can even leave honey overnight on the skin, but it may be a little impractical. Rinse the mask with cool / cold water. The honey was easily dissolved in water and the skin was not sticky. After the treatment, my skin felt clean, nutritious and above all moisturized! I barely needed any moisturizer.
After the mask ↓ I wasn’t in need of makeup after this!
Lip honey scrub My favourite!)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sugar
Carefully rub the scrub on your lips and let it sit for five minutes (try not to eat it haha).
Honey has long been used in wound care as it contains bacterial killing and prophylactic ingredients. Studies suggest that bees produce the protein called defensin-1, which they add to honey, and specifically this would be a bactericidal ingredient. In addition, honey contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and zinc.
This also explains why honey can be used for inflamed pimples. That I have to try!