Thursday, 12 June 2014

12 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Honey


Right my lovelies I have another natural beauty post for you today, it is all about honey and the amazing things it can do for you. Now the honey I am referring to is Manuka honey, which is like a super honey, whatever honey can do Manuka honey does better. If you get my drift.

Number One 
Honey has amazing anti-bacterial properties which make it an excellent cleanser for acne prone skin. I recommend that you apply raw honey to an affected area and the rinse off with warm water after 10-15 minutes. 

Number Two 
Honey is a natural dupe to Bio-Oil and other scar fading lotions and potions. This is because honey has a bleaching effect so can dramatically fade both old and new scars. 

Number Three
Honey is very soothing, hydrating and moisturising. Raw honey can be used as a face mask on its own or can be added to DIY masks to get a range of benefits. 

Number Four 
Honey makes a great conditioner due to its moisturising and softening properties. It also adds shine to your hair. I like to mix it with 2 Tbsp of Raw Honey to 4 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and run it through the lengths of my hair to evenly disperse the mixture and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. 

Number Five
Like I mentioned above honey has a bleaching effect and this makes it an effective hair lightener. To do this mix 1 Tbsp of raw honey, 1 Tbsp of Cinnamon to 6 Tbsp Distilled Water and appy it to your hair then rinse it off after one hour.

Number Six
This is one I found on Pinterest (link at the top) and just couldn't get my head around it, using honey for hair removal. Honey when combined with lemon juice and sugar help to remove excess hair. Mix 1 Tsp of raw honey with 3 Tbsp of brown sugar and 1 Tsp of lemon juice. Bring the mixture to boil in either the microwave or on the stove until it bubbles and turns brown. Then allow it to cool. you can use a lolly stick to apply it to your skin, then put a cotton strip on the mix, rub it until it is warm, the pull gently against the direction of hair growth.

Number Seven
Honey can be used to delay the aging processes due to its high levels of anti-oxides. So a tablespoon of honey a day keeps the free radicals at bay. You can either delay the aging process by making honey part of your healthy diet or smear honey on to your face.

Number Eight
This one is my favourite use for honey. Honey makes a wonderful lip scrub. For soft smooth lips mix a teaspoon of raw honey, a teaspoon of brown sugar and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply to your lips and exfoliate.

Number Nine
Honey strengthens your nails and softens your cuticles. Mix a tsp. of raw honey with tsp. apple cider vinegar and apply to your nails and cuticles. Rinse off off after 10 minutes.

Number Ten
Honey prevents boils and bumps caused by shaving. Apply some raw honey straight after shaving and rinse off 10-15 minutes later.

Number Eleven
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.

Number Twelve
Honey's anti-inflammatory properties help calm Eczema, Rosacea and Psoriasis. Apply some raw Manuka honey to the affected areas and rinse off after 20 minutes.

Lots of Love 

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