5 Easy Ways to Use Honey for Your Skin

You might love the taste of honey, but don’t forget about all the benefits it has for the skin!

Here are five different ways you can use it on your face.

1. Use it as a Cleanser

The first way you can use honey for your skin is to clean with it. This might seem counter productive, but the properties of raw honey can actually really help to cleanse your skin and keep those pores clear. Just make sure you are using raw, locally-sourced honey, and not the sugar-laden honey you find in grocery stores. Since honey is very thick, it is hard to cleanse with it by itself. Mix the honey with a healthy oil like coconut oil until you can spread it on your face, then massage it and rinse off.

2. Prevent Infections

One of raw honey’s natural health benefits is that it works as an antibacterial. If you are either prone to skin infections or you already have an infection starting, you can treat it with a little bit of raw honey. An easy way to use honey as an antibacterial is to make honey compresses with some honey on a damp cloth, dabbing it on your skin, letting it sit there, then rinsing it off.

3. Treat Oily Skin

If you suffer from oily skin, you can use raw honey to help prevent breakouts. It is best that you make yourself a little mask that uses honey and some other natural ingredients. 

You want something with salicylic acid that is more natural than what you find in drug stores, so strawberries are a good option. You can combine mashed strawberries with honey on their own, or add in a little baking soda to turn it into a scrub.

4. Exfoliate Your Skin

As you know, exfoliating your skin helps to cleanse it while also removing dead skin cells. There are many products you can use, both store-bought and homemade. Honey is an excellent choice for making your own exfoliator, by combining raw honey with some baking soda and a little bit of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Scrub gently on your face and rinse with cool or tepid water.

5. Get Rid of Acne

Do you have a lot of acne? This might not only be caused by extra oils on your skin, but from bacteria that is clogging your pores. Use honey to treat pimples and other acne on your face by putting some raw honey directly on the areas. Let it sit about 10 minutes, then rinse off.

 

 

Natural Skin Care – Ways to Use Aloe Vera

Natural Skin Care - Ways to Use Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a wonderful herb with a long list of health benefits.

It is not only the perfect herb to help soothe a sunburn or other sores on your skin, but it can be used for other natural skin care purposes as well.

Try out some of these natural skin care methods using aloe vera. Continue reading “Natural Skin Care – Ways to Use Aloe Vera”

The Benefits Of Elderberry – Promotes Healthy Skin,Helps With Allergies

elderberries beauty benefits

Who doesn’t want to have healthier skin? Elderberry works similar to many other fruits and herbs, where it can really improve your skin rejuvenation and give you a more youthful, glowing complexion. Some people will use the actual berries from the elderberry plant, while others use tinctures or various masks made from the berries, flowers, and leaves of the elder plant. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Elderberry – Promotes Healthy Skin,Helps With Allergies”

Clear Skin Unlocked – The Complete Guide to Acne Freedom and Flawless Skin

Clear Skin Unlocked - The Complete Guide to Acne Freedom and Flawless SkinBeauty InfoClear Skin Unlocked: The Complete Guide to Acne Freedom and Flawless Skin is a revolutionary acne program that can banish your frustration for good.

Most acne treatment programs ignore important science about what is causing your acne, leaving you feeling lost, desperate, and frustrated.
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Apricot kernel oil beauty benefits – helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness

 

 Beauty benefits of apricot kernel oil
Beauty benefits of apricot kernel oil

The apricot tree is a member of the rose family originating from Central and East Asia. The fruit, rich in vitamins is used to produce the pleasant smelling apricot kernel oil which is a very mild natural oil, often used in baby products because of its fine gentle texture.

Apricot kernel oil is cold pressed and refined from the dried kernels of the apricot fruit. It is light in colour with pleasant nutty odor and used in manufacturer of creams, balms, lotions and cosmetics.

Sought out for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties, the oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel.It is also popular as a massage oil and as a carrier oil when used with essential oils for aromatherapy.

Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamin A. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent softening and moisturizing properties are great for face, hands and hair. Vitamins A and C are reknown for being good for mature dry or sensitive skin.

Apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness.

In addition, it is used as an antitussive, anti-asthmatic and to treat tumors in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps to calm the inflammation / irritation of eczema and dermatitis. When combined with an equal amount of St. John’s Wort Oil, it is acts as anti-inflammatory and has a cooling effect.

Nourishing face mask recipe – A soft paste made of 2 drops each of frankincense, rose and neroli oils, 6 tsp of apricot oil, 1 tsp clear melted honey and finely ground almond makes a great nourishing face mask.

For nourished, soft and supple skin, rub apricot kernel oil on your face and body daily.

Natural acne treatment blend – Pour 1 ounce of apricot kernel oil, 12 drops of lavender essential oil, 7 drops of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of geranium essential oil in amber coloured clean bottle. Close it tightly and roll the bottle to mix the blend. Apply a small amount of this blend to the acne affected area.

 

Beauty tip: The aspirin mask – good for oily and combination skin

 

aspirin face mask What is the aspirin mask? The aspirin mask is a homemade BHA mask available to each and everyone of us, totally inexpensive and highly efficient, made of salicylic acid or tablets of aspirin.
BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free. BHAs are efficient on existing blemishes as well, by helping them heal faster and keeping pores clean afterwards.

Good for: all skin types, especially normal to oily and combination skin, acne-prone and clogged skin.

Basic preparation: 1/4 tsp. salicylic acid (ask for it at pharmacy,but if you cannot find it, then crush 3-5 tablets of plain aspirin instead),then add distilled water. Mix the powder with the water until it becomes of a creamy consistence, apply on clean dry skin (focus on T-zone and sides of the nose). Keep it on until completely dry. Take a small cotton pad, wet it lightly and begin scrubbing the areas covered with the mask, making small circles. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.

It would be a great idea to apply a calming mask or a hydrating mask first, followed by your regular moisturizer.Your skin will be left completely smooth and even. Continue reading “Beauty tip: The aspirin mask – good for oily and combination skin”

Beauty tips – Acne home remedy ideas

 

The acne remedies given below are based on herbs and natural ingredients that treat your acne effectively and help improve the skin disorders.

An old traditional formula for acne: Grind nutmeg with unboiled milk and apply on affected area. Pimples should disappear without leaving a mark. Continue reading “Beauty tips – Acne home remedy ideas”