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Beauty, Hair care, Skin care How to use honey to get glowing skin

How to use honey to get glowing skin

By Glowpink Staff   

Honey is a versatile ingredient that has been used by Indian beauty enthusiasts to prepare their own face packs, shampoos, hair rinse and what not. If you are wondering how to use honey to enhance your beauty, then you have landed on the right page. I have listed down a few ways in which you can utilize honey for your convenience. Read this article till the end to find more about it and you can thank us later.


1. Intensely  Moisturizing Honey Face Mask

Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it’s retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating long-lasting hydration. This is a natural face mask and suitable for sensitive skin.

Ingredient required:

  • Manuka honey

Procedure:

  • Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse with tepid water.
  • Follow up with your regular toner and moisturizer afterwards to get the best results.

Frequency:

  • To make the most of this face pack, use it once in a fortnight.

2. Honey Pore Cleanser

The enzymes in raw honey clarify skin and keep pores clear and clean. Plus, the antibacterial properties of honey and jojoba or coconut oil also prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.

Ingredients required:

  • Manuka honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Jojoba oil/ extra virgin coconut oil: 2 tablespoons

Procedure:

  1. Stir one tablespoon raw honey with two tablespoons jojoba oil or coconut oil until the mixture is a spreadable consistency.
  2. Apply to clean, dry skin, and massage gently in a circular motion, avoiding your eye area.
  3. Rinse with tepid water.
  4. Follow up with a facial mist and a moisturizer of your choice.
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Frequency:

  • Use this face mask once in a week to cure dry and flaky skin.

3. Gentle Honey Exfoliator

Honey is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients that nourish, cleanse, and hydrate skin. Baking soda, meanwhile, is a gentle natural exfoliator that removes dead skin cells, allowing new cells to emerge for a radiant complexion.

Ingredients required:

  • Manuka honey: 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Mix honey and baking soda.
  2. Splash your skin with water, then gently rub the concoction on your face or body in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse well.
  4. Use a facial toner and a moisturizer afterwards.

Frequency:

  • Try to use this face mask twice a week with an interval of 3 days in between to reap the maximum benefits from this face mask.

4. Scar Fader

Honey is said to lighten skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration. The hydrating properties of honey and coconut oil or olive oil will also help revive skin cells, while regular, gentle massaging will increase circulation to aid skin recovery and cell turnover.

Ingredients required:

  • Raw honey: 1 teaspoon
  • Extra virgin coconut oil/olive oil

Procedure:

  1. Mix one teaspoon raw honey with one teaspoon coconut oil or olive oil.
  2. Apply to the affected area, and massage with the tips of your fingers in a circular motion for one to two minutes.
  3. Place a hot washcloth over your skin, and let sit until cool.
  4. Repeat daily.
  5. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • Use it daily until you notice a visible change on your skin.
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5. Acne Treatment

Honey contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that thwart bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory properties will calm redness and irritation.

Ingredients required:

  • Raw manuka honey: as much as required

Procedure:

  1. Apply a dab of raw honey to affected areas, and sit for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Rinse with tepid water.
  3. Follow up with a toner and a moisturizer to complete this skincare regime.

Frequency:

  • Apply this face pack twice a week to get the best results.

6. Honey Bath Soak

Honey’s not just hydrating; its antioxidants will repair skin and protect it against oxidative and environmental damage.

Ingredients required:

  • Hot water: 1 cup
  • Manuka honey: 2 tablespoons

Procedure:

  1. Mix honey with one cup of hot water until dissolved.
  2. Add everything to a tub of warm water, and soak.

Frequency:

  • Try this treatment once a week at the comfort of your home to get the best results.

7. DIY Cuticle Moisturizer Recipe

Raw honey is loaded with nutrients and enzymes to nourish and heal skin, and it’s a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin. Coconut oil conditions and protects, while the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar softens hard skin and balances pH for healthy growth.

Ingredients required:

  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 teaspoon
  • Manuka honey: 1 teaspoon
  • Extra virgin coconut oil: 1 teaspoon

Procedure:

  1. Mix one teaspoon honey with one teaspoon apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon coconut oil.
  2. Rub over each cuticle, and let sit five to 10 minutes, then rinse.
  3. Follow up with a moisturizer to get the best results.

Frequency:

  • Use this twice a week to see a visible change.
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9. DIY Chocolate-honey face mask recipe

Ingredients required:

  • Manuka honey: 2 tablespoons
  • Dark chocolate: 1 tablespoon
  • Rice powder: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix it well until you achieve a face pack with a smooth consistency.
  3. Wipe your face with micellar water before applying this face pack.
  4. Take a generous amount of this face pack and apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  5. Keep it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with running tap water.
  7. Follow up with a hydrating facial mist and a moisturizer to complete this skincare regime.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack once in a week to get the best results.

 

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