We’re constantly hearing about the many health benefits of raw, unprocessed honey. But as it turns out, it’s also really good for your skin!
Raw unprocesed honey has antibacteria, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
HERE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN USE RAW HONEY TO TREAT YOUR SKIN ISSUES
1- USE RAW HONEY AS ANTIBACTERIAL
Raw honey contains hydrogen peroxide which has antimicrobial properties. Applying it to an injured skin helps the healing process and promotes scaring.
Thoroughly cleanse the spot on your skin that needs antibacterial treatment, then apply a teaspoon of raw, unprocessed honey to the area and gently massage it into the skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Repeat until the infection is gone.
2 - USE AS A FACE MASK
Honey has an antiinflammatoire effect which makes it perfect for acne prone skin. It can also help exfoliate and brighten the skin.
After removing all of your makeup, take a teaspoon of honey and gently work it into your face. And don’t worry about it stripping your skin. Honey is very calming, so it won’t hurt your face at all. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water, just like a regular face mask.
Raw honey is also very soothing. Sometimes our skin needs some cooling down, and when you’re looking to adopt a more natural skincare routine you want to shy away from chemicals.
3- USE AS A BODY OINTMENT
If an area on your body is irritated or inflamed, simply take a teaspoon of honey and let it sit for 10 minutes or more, and then rinse off with warm water. It's a natural remedy you should always have in your cupboard.
If you’re really feeling luxurious, then consider using raw honey as a mask on other parts of your body, too. Such as your legs, arms, and even your neck. It’s not just our face that needs some love!
Whenever possible, try to purchase locally-sourced honey. Just make sure that it’s raw and unprocessed, too.
These are just a few ways to use all-natural, raw honey as part of your skincare routine.