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Pamper Your Skin With Honey

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Yes! Honey is naturally antibacterial, soothing and healing to the skin.  Honey has been used for hundreds (probably thousands) of years as a skin healer and beauty product.

Honey reacts mildly with water to form small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which is a mild antiseptic. This helps repair damaged skin faster and destroys acne-causing bacteria on the skin. To cleanse with honey, wet the face and massage a small amount of honey onto the skin, focusing on oily and problem areas. Wait a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Exfoliate and renew the skin with a just a teaspoon of honey. Honey contains small amounts of natural gluconic acid and other alpha-hydroxyl acids. These mild acids help to remove dead skin cellsand stimulate circulation for a more radiant and glowing complexion. They also decrease oily skin, tone the pores and reduce wrinkles and blemishes. Simply massage honey into skin let it sit for a few minutes and wash off with warm water. For acne-prone skin, mix a teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and use as a face cleanser and scrub. The cinnamon adds anti-bacterial power to this natural facial treatment.

Using raw honey as a cleanser, will give the skin a stimulating antioxidant treatment.

Honey almond body scrub: This scrub is finger-licking good. The texture from the ground almonds exfoliates the skin, while both the almonds and honey moisturize. Combine 2 tsp. ground almonds and 2 tsp. honey to form a paste. Rub into your face with a circular motion. Rinse with warm water. You could easily increase the quantities to treat your whole body.

Honey hair shine-boosting rinse: There are two options, Firstly Combine a spoonful of honey with a quart of warm water. Rinse through hair after shampooing. Let it condition for an hour, then rinse. Secondly Mix 1-1/2 table spoon honey with 5 cups warm water. Rinse through hair and leave on. Dry and style as usual.honey

Honey facial cleanser: Honey is good at dissolving makeup residue, especially when mixed with gentle oil. Combine honey and jojoba or coconut oil to create an easily spreadable texture. Rub it into your skin, avoiding eye area, to loosen makeup and unclog pores. Rinse with warm water.

Honey skin lotion: If you are feeling that dry skin coming on, mix a spoonful of honey with a teaspoon of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice (a natural skin brightener). Apply this lotion to dry areas and let sit for 20 minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth.

Lemon-honey facial treatment: This is a fun one that is a bit different. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants so they also contain alpha hydroxyl acids that exfoliate. Cut a lemon in half and remove the seeds. Add 1 table spoon honey to one of the lemon halves. Rub the cut side all over your face. Let it sit 5 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.

honeeyHoney exfoliates: Use honey scrub once a week to soften and clarify your skin. Mix 2 parts honey with 1 part baking soda and rub into your face. This is also good for a full body scrub.

Moisturizing honey masks: Make sure your hair is pulled back from your face before you spread all over your face by combining 1 table spoon buttermilk, 1 table spoon honey and 1 egg yolk then apply and rinse with warm water  to get that glowing and pampering skin you ever wished for.

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