12 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Honey
Honey’s anti- bacterial properties make it an excellent Cleaner for Acne. Apply some raw honey to the affected areas and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
Honey has a bleaching effect so regular use of honey on the affected area can dramatically fade old or new scars.
Honey is very soothing, hydrating and moisturizing. Use honey as a facial mask or use it in any DIY facial mask recipes to reap its’ benefits.
4. Hair Conditioner
Honey’s moisturizing and softening properties make it a wonderful conditioner. It also gives shine to dull hair. Mix 1 Tsp. raw honey with 2 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil and use your hands to evenly disperse the mixture throughout your hair. Rinse off after 20-30 minutes.
5. Hair Lightener
Honey has a natural bleaching effect and this makes it an effective hair lightener. Mix 1 Tsp. raw honey with 6 Tsp. distilled water and apply it to your hair. Rinse off after 1 hour. Do this weekly for better results. You can add 1 Tsp cinnamon powder if you are looking for a dramatic result.
6. Hair removal
Honey when combined with lemon juice and sugar helps remove excess body hair. Mix 1 Tsp. raw honey with 3 Tsp. brown sugar and 1 Tsp. Lemon juice. Boil the mixture in the microwave (or on stove) until it bubbles and turns brown. Let it cool. With the help of a Popsicle stick apply to your skin. Put cotton on the strip over the area where the mixture was applied and rub it until you feel it warm as the mixture sticks to the hair. Gently pull the cotton against the direction of the hair growth.
Honey is rich in Antioxidant so a tbsp. of Honey a day keeps free radicals at bay. Delay the aging process by making Honey a part of your healthy diet. You can smear some honey on your face to get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
8. Lip Scrub
Honey makes a wonderful lip scrub. So if you want soft and smooth lips mix 1 Tsp.raw honey with 1 Tsp. Brown sugar and a few drops of lemon juice and apply to your lips. Gently exfoliate after 5 mintues.
9. Nail Conditioner
Honey strengthens your Nails and softens your Cuticles. Mix a tsp. of raw honey with a tsp. of apple cider vinegar and apply to your Nails and Cuticles. Rinse off after 10 mintues.
10. Razor Bumps
Honey prevents bumps and boils caused by Shaving. Apply some raw honey immediately after shaving and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
11. Dark Circles
Honey fades dark circles when applied topically. Take a tsp. of raw honey and apply it to the affected area and rinse off after 20 minutes. Do this twice a week until your Dark Circles fade. You can also mix equal parts honey sweet almond oil, apply to the affected area and rinse off after 10-15 minutes for better results.
Honey ‘s anti-inflammatory properties helps calm Eczema, Rosacea and Psoriasis prone skin. Apply some raw honey to the affected area and rinse after 20 minutes.