Having a problem with acne, dry patches and dark circles under the eyes? Honey is here to help you, it is a good ingredient for the skin that can treat this problems. This is one of the most effective and cheap solutions to all the skin problems every other person has.
Honey is one powerful natural ingredient that can be solution for many things. Its benefits come from the richness in antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and humectant properties that can improve the health of your skin.
We made a list of the best 7 benefits honey can give you for your skin and hair:
1. Fades scars
We all have some kind of scars on our body. Some of them are no visible, and some are visible. But many people don’t like the unpleasant feeling when they have a visible scar on their body, and they will do anything to hide it. Honey can be your solution for scars too, it will lighten the skin in the area and it will reduce he appearance of the scar. And we think that is a good solution, since treating scars is hard.
Honey will revive your skin cells and accelerate the healing of the scars resulting in smooth and soft skin. In order to try this solution you need to mix honey with extra-virgin coconut oil, apply the mixture on the scar massaging it. Then put a warm cloth over the area and leave it until it cools down. To see the results of this remedy, repeat this process twice a day and the scar will be gone.
2. Treats psoriasis
Redness, itching, blisters and lesions are caused by an autoimmune disease that affects the skin cells. This disease is called psoriasis. To reduce the effects of psoriasis, soothe the inflamed skin and protect it from infections, you should use honey. According to a 2003 study, topical application of honey on the affected area can cure psoriasis vulgaris as well as dermatitis.
Try this remedy by mixing a teaspoon of honey, olive oil and beeswax in a bowl, and warm it until it melts. Continue stirring the mixture until it cools down and then apply it on the affected area every day until the infection is gone.
3. Heals cuts and wounds
Smaller cuts and wounds can be healed by honey, thanks to its antibacterial properties. Honey can prevent the growth of microorganisms and reduce the risk of infection in the wounds and cuts. Also it will draw the fluid away from the affected area and accelerate the healing. According to a study in 2003, it is found that honey has the ability to treat acute wounds, although it’s not as effective against chronic wounds such as skin ulcers.
To treat minor cuts and wounds, spread a thin layer of Manuka honey on the area, then bandage it for a few hours and clean with a wet cloth once done. Repeat the process as needed.
4. Fights acne
As you may know, acne is a skin disease involving your sebaceous glands and hair follicles. It is due to excessive oil secretion and trapped dust with oil in your hair follicles that may become a thriving ground for bacteria. But this condition can be effectively treated by honeys antibacterial properties. Apply some honey on the affected area, then leave it to work for half an hour and rinse with lukewarm water afterwards. Another way is to make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of honey and half a tablespoon of cinnamon, then apply it on the area and wash it after 5 minutes.
5. Delays the aging process
If you start using honey it is a good way to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Also honey will help you keep your body protected from free radicals, thanks to its excellent source of antioxidants.
To use this solution, in equal amounts mix some honey and fresh lemon juice, then apply it like a mask on your face and neck and let it dry. To get your best results repeat this process twice a week, and after every applying rinse your face with warm water.2 tablespoons of honey and avocado pulp can be another mixture you can make. Use this mixture on your face and neck like the previous one, and wash it off after half an hour. Use this mask once a week.
6. Stops hair loss
A lot of people have a really big problem with hair loss. They have tried a lot of solutions but they either don’t work or are quite expensive. Honey is one really effective solution for this problem because of the germicidal and fungicidal properties that can stop the hair loss and stimulate the growth. You should leave this remedy to work only 30 minutes and wash your hair regularly. Mic a tablespoon of honey and onion juice and massage it on your scalp. Repeat this process twice a week.
On the other hand, to stimulate the growth of the hair, mix honey and yogurt and use it as a mask for your hair. Keep the mask on your hair for 30-40 minutes and then wash your hair. You should repeat this process 2-3 times a week in order to see results.
7. Makes your hands soft
Dry and rough hands are a problem for many people, but honey can help you in this case as well. Just rub a small amount on the dry patches and leave it to work for 10-15 minutes, then take a shower and apply a moisturizer afterwards. Another way is to mix honey and glycerin and apply it on your hands and wait for it to get dry. You have to be patient to see results, so apply it every day until you get the results.