For so many years, many of us didn’t know about these natural food remedies we can use for our skin. Yes we may have had a grandmother who had a household remedy to cure everything known the man. Something like soak your body in epson salt, or rub Vicks vapor rub on your chest for congestion, or balance an egg on your head to get rid of hiccups, but it wasn’t nothing like we know today with food ingredients. Today we can ensure that there are at least 10 beauty benefits using raw honey.
Raw honey is a humectant. What does humectant mean? It’s a hygroscopic substance used to keep things moist. Humectants are used in hair and skin care products to promote moisture retention. They have the ability to attract water from the atmosphere.
Raw honey has many benefits trapped in it’s stickiness. As listed on the ingredients page, honey has many effects for skin and hair.
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Raw unprocessed honey is best to receive all of it’s nutrients. If you do use a bottle of processed honey, make sure it’s 100% pure honey and not mixed with any type of syrup such as corn syrup. Typically, you’ll find the syrup honey’s in the food aisle of drug stores and some supermarkets. Always read labels to know what you’re really getting. Here are 10 beauty benefits using raw honey.
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The antibacterial properties in raw honey makes an excellent cleanser for acne. Apply honey to the affected area and rinse off after 10-15 mins.
Raw honey has a bleaching effect so regular use on old and new scars can increase the fading of marks.
Raw honey is very hydrating and soothing. Add a little honey into your moisturizers or any DIY facial mask to reap its benefits.
Raw honey’s moisturizing and softening properties make for a great hair conditioner. It also adds shine to dull hair. Mix 1 Tbsp of raw honey with 2 Tbsp of coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. Use your hands to evenly disperse through your hair and rinse after 20-30 minutes.
Raw honey is rich in antioxidants and keeps wrinkles and others signs of aging in check. Apply a small amount of raw honey to the aging areas daily to prevent free radical damage.
Raw honey makes a wonderful lip scrub. To see how to make a lip scrub to keep your lips soft and smooth, check out my Sugar Lip Scrub recipe.
Raw honey strengthens your nails and softens your cuticles. Get rid of those chippy nails by mixing 1 tsp of raw honey with 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar to apply on your nails. Rinse off after 10 mins.
Raw honey can prevent bumps and boils after shaving. Apply raw honey immediately after shaving and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
Raw honey is good for fading dark circles around the eyes. Apply a small amount of raw honey on the affected area twice a week until the dark circles fade.
Raw honey’s anti-inflammatory properties help calm skin prone to eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis, especially with Manuka honey. Apply raw honey to the affected area for 20 minutes and rinse off.
Next time you come across a jar of raw honey, think about the 10 ways you can embrace the sticky!
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