How can anything that tastes so good be of any good? I’m sure anyone running from fat or crawling to it ponders that question, being that many believe anything considered healthy shouldn’t taste delicious. Honey to others that aren’t trying to shed a few lbs by cutting sugar out their diet may regard the delightfully sweet agent as a fancy sugar Placebo. Though, highly recommended and respected in ancient civilizations, is not appreciated enough in today’s modern societies. Especially by those with terrible skin whose salty fat acne prone tears can be found at the bottom of any doctor prescribed skin crème. The liquid is so sweet and comforting that many people do not give its healing abilities a second thought. Honey has been my best agent in addition to other over-the-counter skincare products in fighting horrid breakout, oiliness and maintaining an even tone. Many don’t realize that bees add an extra goodness of their own. Honey possesses unique life-supporting qualities not found in other sugars and delivers much more than a yummy taste. Honey is more than just a sugar and a pleasant texture that coats an irritated throat or combats a cold. There is more than meets the eye or skin for that matter!
Honey the “super-food” naturally has protein, vitamins and minerals also, honey has antioxidant qualities too. Honey can be used in a variety of skincare ways as an addition to your weight loss diet plan.
8 remedies that honey aide with clear smooth skin!
-Detoxify: To remove impurities inside your body that cause a hormone imbalance resulting in undesirable skin try a “Honey & Chamomile or Green Tea Scrub/Drink.” Making a cup of chamomile or green tea with honey and lemon juice is tremendous for cleaning out your system and boosting your metabolism. Also, empty the continents of the tea bags add honey then apply as a mask to fight puffiness cause by an impure system.
-Nourish: To soothe your existing acne and heal your irritated skin try a “Honey Mask.” Apply a thin layer of honey directly to your face. Once done and left on for 30 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water and dab your face dry. Be gentle; don’t rub your face as you might irritate your acne. If trying to shrink a pimple, apply a dab directly to the pimple and leave overnight. This will absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin protecting and replenishing the skin from the causes of acne.
-Cleanse: To keep your face fresh daily try a “Gentle Honey Cleanser.” Mix 1⁄4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon liquid dove soap and 1⁄2 cup glycerin (found in drug stores). Apply gently on to face using a face sponge. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.
-Moisturize: To absorb and retain moisture that will keep your skin well hydrated and promote skin elasticity try a “Honey & Olive Oil Mask.” Combine 1 teaspoon honey (preferably raw honey), 1 teaspoon olive oil and yolk of an egg. Then blend all of them together and apply it to face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. This mask will help fight dryness and give glowing skin.
-Exfoliate: To reduce signs of aging and remove dead skin cells try a “Honey-Oats Face Scrub.” Combine 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon finely-ground almonds, 2 tablespoons dry oatmeal, and some lemon juice or yogurt to a luxurious and exfoliating facial scrub. Massage mixture gently onto face, and then rinse with warm water. This blend gives a deeply emollient cleansing to the pores of your face. Almonds and oats are superb softening exfoliants.
-Hydrate: To get a fresh and supple even glow when daily facial washes may have made your skin dull try a “Honey & Fuller’s Earth Clay Mask.” Combine 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon fuller’s earth (multanimitti) and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply it to skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Use this mask to give your face that extra oomph!
-Protect: To fight scars, pimples and balance skin try a “Honey & Cinnamon Paste.” Combine 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp raw honey, 2 tsp fresh lemon juice. Mix together into thick paste, apply paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash away the next morning.
-Tone: To tighten pores, fade post acne marks and eliminate shine try a “Cucumber-Honey Toner.” Puree 1 cucumber in a blender, drain and collect the juice. Add 2 teaspoons of honey into the juice and mix. Pour the mixture into a bottle. Apply on the face and neck area with a cotton pad in the morning and at night. Air dry it and rinse clean.