5 Tested Beauty Benefits Of Honey
By: Kratika Mon, 13 Sept 2021 8:03 PM
Honey is a natural sweetener, a sweet food produced by honey bees using the nectar of the flowers. It has more than 600 active compounds that benefit our health and plays an important role in Ayurveda. It can be consumed in different ways, and provide many health and beauty benefits due to the abundance of essential nutrients.
# Keeps Premature Aging At Bay
Honey improves our skin health and helps in keeping premature aging at bay.
Vitamin C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants in honey protect our skin from free radical damage.It reduces the risk of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, skin blemishes, and other signs of premature aging.
Antioxidants in honey protect our skin from the UV rays damage caused by the sun and reduce the risk of wrinkles, leathery skin, and other skin problems. Honey keeps our skin well moisturized and hydrated and makes our skin youthful, smooth, and radiant.
# Moisturizes Skin
Honey is a wonderful skin moisturizer that improves skin smoothness and makes our skin soft and radiant.
For skin moisturization, do as follows.
- Blend one teaspoon of raw honey, one teaspoon of olive oil, and the yolk of an egg together.
- Apply the mixture on the face, and leave it for 20 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
Regular use makes our skin smooth and radiant, reduces suntan, and improves skin glow.
- Mix one teaspoon of raw honey, one teaspoon of fuller’s earth, and one teaspoon of lemon juice to form a paste.
- Apply it on the face, and leave it for 15 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
# Wonderful Skin Exfoliator
Honey is a wonderful skin exfoliator as it helps in removing dead and dry skin cells. To use honey as a skin exfoliator, mix an equal amount of honey, lemon juice, and sugar and rub it gently on the skin.Leave it for 10-15 minutes, and then wash off with warm water.Regular use helps in the removal of dead skin cells, and blackheads.
# Fights Acne
Honey helps in fighting acne, a common skin problem mainly caused by the accumulation of toxins, pollutants, and other impurities within the skin pores.
The detoxifying compounds such as vitamin C and dietary fibers in honey remove toxins, pollutants, and other impurities from our system.When there are fewer toxins, they are less likely to accumulate in our skin pores and reduces the risk of acne and pimples.Dietary fibers in honey regulate the secretion of excess oil from oil glands of the skin and prevent acne from worsening.
# Lighten Up Dark Circles
Honey is very effective for fading off under eyes dark circles.For treating dark circles, mix equal parts of honey and almond oil and apply them on the under eyes dark circles before going to bed. In the morning, rinse off the face with water. Regular use fades off dark circles and reduces under-eye swelling.