Honey-a treat for your skin

honey-skinHoney is the golden drop that contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, like riboflavin, niacin, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese and zinc. Honey has antioxidants, which get rid of free radicals.

Honey is a useful beauty product. It works great for the skin as well as hair. Here are a few ways that you can get the best out of honey.

Honey bath

Add a quarter cup of honey to your bath and get smooth and silky skin.

Honey cleansing scrub

A tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of finely ground almonds, along with half a teaspoon of lemon juice will make a great cleansing scrub. Rub it on your face for cleansing and exfoliating. Rinse it off with warm water.

Skin toner

You might not have known that honey is also an efficient skin toner. Blend in a tablespoon of honey and an apple. Apply this mask to your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.

Firming face mask

Mix a tablespoon of honey, an egg white, a tablespoon of glycerine and enough flour to make a paste, about a quarter cup should be enough. Apply the mask to your face and throat. Allow it to dry for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with cool water.

Smoothing skin lotion

Mix a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon vegetable oil and a quarter teaspoon of lemon juice and you have your natural smoothing skin lotion. Apply it to whatever part of the skin that feels dry, be it hands, feet or elbows. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off.

If you have particularly dry skin, mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of milk. This will make a moisturising mask. Apply it to your face and rinse it off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.

Hair shine

Mix a teaspoon of honey with 4 cups of warm water and you have the perfect mixture to make your hair shine. Apply after shampooing. Do not rinse it off.

Something more

Honey has many other good properties also.

It is safe for sensitive skin and helps to rejuvenate your skin.

It makes your skin smoother by nourishing it.

It will never irritate your skin as long as it is pure.

It is a natural antioxidant, which can make your skin lighter.

It can not only heal any existing pimples, but also prevent any more pimples and even freckles.