Honey, one of the best gifts of nature, has extensive benefits. The best, however, covering all is its ability to care and cure, when both, consumed internally or applied externally.
As a sweet substance produced by bees, honey has innumerable applications and uses. It can not only cure cough, both chronic and acute, but can also heal wounds and burns.
Now, think just how incredible its impact would be when applied on your skin and/or hair.
To give you a glimpse of just what to expect out of honey, that is when applied on your skin and/or hair, consider this – honey is a natural humectant. While that might mean nothing to plenty, but this would.
Honey can draw moisture from the air. Let’s take a minute here and ponder where exactly it is that honey would put the said moisture when resting over your skin or your hair? You guessed it right.
Honey, like the magical potion that it is, ensures the moisture which is retained in layers ultimately penetrates deeper for lasting hydration, in areas where it is needed the most. How thoughtful, isn’t it?
It’s time now to discuss where to apply honey, how to do so, in what proportions and then, what to expect out of it.
1. Honey Mask
The best and the most efficient way to hydrate your skin, and get that unmissable glow through honey, is by creating a honey mask. Raw honey, when applied directly to the skin, can unclog pores and moisture your parched skin.
To attain incredible results in the form of supremely hydrated skin and a brilliant glow that lasts longer, create the face mask with manuka honey.
2. Honey Pore Cleanser
Passing exceptionally, with a ten on ten, for a pore cleanser, honey clarifies and purifies the skin, thus keeping the pores clean and clear of impurities – thanks to the enzymes present in this remarkably active manuka honey.
Now, when the outstanding antibacterial properties of honey come to play with coconut oil, or jojoba oil, the bacterial backup is minimized. So, you can serenely bid adieu to skin imbalances and breakouts.
Although honey can be used as a cleanser for all parts of the body, it is advisable to avoid it for removing eye makeup.
3. Honey Bath
Did we excite you at the sheer thought of honey drooling down your body, filling the air of your bathroom with its fresh aroma? Well then, we call it a mission well accomplished.
Coming back to the benefits of that experience; first, must we mention that harsh and rough winter skin will no longer be the enemy which makes you cringe.
In order to prep for a honey bath, bring and add two cups of honey to a running bath. Then, after soaking for fifteen full minutes, add a cup of baking soda. Do the latter for a total of fifteen minutes and say ciao to the dead skin cells.
There before you know it, your skin would be smiling of the softness and hydration, and the entire no-irritation process.
4. No More Scars
Who likes those scars on our bodies? Not the one having it certainly. For all we know, each one of us loves to appear our best, most beautiful selves.
Now, when removing scars is so easy and simple, who would run down the clinic and have those excruciating procedures. Again, not the one bearing those scars, at least.
So, the best way to rid yourself of those nasty, brutal scars, mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of its best friend, aka coconut oil, or olive oil in absence of the former. Then, apply the mixture on the affected area.
Use the tip of your fingers to rub the mixture in circular motions. Do so for two minutes. Once the time lapses, cover the area with a hot washcloth. Let it stay until it comes back to room temperature.
Honey will help lighten your skin, and propel healing and tissue regeneration, thanks to its wonderful properties; and coconut oil will help revive your skin cells. The massage that follows will enhance circulation, thus resulting in cell turnover and your skin’s recovery.
Soon, all those scars, unworthy of their acquired space on your body, will lighten after daily repetition of the process, and disappear soon.
5. Honey Against Acne
Honey is your knight in a shining armor fighting those annoying acnes off, and reviving your glowing gorgeous face.
Courtesy honey’s anti-bacterial and antifungal properties – two of the prime reasons behind proliferation of bacteria and existence of acne due to breakouts – the redness will be soothed, and irritation will become the case from the forgotten past.
To get rid of those acne, simply dab raw honey over the affected area and let it sit and settle for about ten to fifteen minutes. When the time lapses, rinse with lukewarm water.
6. Conditioning Hair
Long, luscious, silky smooth and healthy hair is every girls dream. And if you ever had a chance to hear the most benevolent fairy, you would know that dreams do come true.
Honey is the storehouse of enzymes and nutrients, at least those needed to revitalize dull and lifeless hair.
For this one as well, let’s call back our dear honey’s most favorite and compatible companion, aka the coconut oil. Why, you ask? Is it? Well, for a genius reason – the coconut oil has what it takes to blend with honey well.
It is due to coconut oil’s incredible properties to penetrate the hair shaft for conditioning the cuticle, thereby softening it, is how it gives your strands that luscious luster you heart.
Now, for supremely conditioned hair, mix one tablespoon of honey manuka with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Cover two-thirds of your damp hair with the mixture. Remember to begin at the ends and slowly tread your fingers up.
Twenty minutes followed by a rinse is all you’ll need thereafter to marvel at that lovely luster covering your hair.
There it is! There’s all that you need to gain the gorgeous skin and lustrous hair. Befriend honey, and embrace its incredible friend, the infamous coconut oil, to become the talk of the town.
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