HONEY FOR SKIN CARE: 6 HACKS YOU NEED TO TRY
Honey doesn't only fix your sweet cravings, these hacks are absolute game-changer - and they will save you some trips to the drugstore when 'emergency' skin problem comes up.
1. Heal Wounds With A Dab Of Honey
According to the National Institute of Health, the antibacterial properties that honey contains can speed up healing process by helping the skin grow new tissues. Honey has been widely used for surgical wounds, sores, burns and infections. Next time when you have a minor wound - try putting some honey on top!
2. Say Goodbye To Chapped Lips
Chapped lips are not cute, and sometimes they are pretty painful - we’ve all been there during those dry Winter days. The best solution is a natural remedy that will save you money from overspending on fancy lip balms. Same as our pointer above, honey is a natural healer with no artificial ingredients that might weaken its effects. Worry about attracting bees to your lips? Pop some honey on your lips overnight to let it sink in, and wake up with a beautiful luscious pout.
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3. Scars Be Gone!
We all have one of those stubborn scars, the one you tried every remedy to get rid of it - from ointments to expensive scar removal creams. As mentioned in #1, honey aids skin tissue regeneration, so this glorious natural ingredient can be of rescue to help your scars fade. Try rubbing some raw honey in a circular motion on the scarred area for 2-5 minutes. Do it daily until you see results, thank us later.
4. All Natural Hair Mask
Got damaged, dry and unhappy hair? Put some raw honey on your hair as conditioner to moisturise. One of our favourite hair mask recipes is mixing honey and coconut oil on a 1:1 ratio - Apply the mixture on fresh damp hair and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off, dry and Voilà! Say hello to your soft and silky locks.
5. Soothe Burnt Skin & Decrease Peeling
Sunburnt skin is painful, and when it peels it’s even more painful to look at. The worst part? When you see the tan being gone after skin’s peeled off. Next time try rubbing honey on the delicate parts of the skin, which will soothe the condition and speed up the recovery process tremendously.
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6. Effective Body Moisturiser
Fully moisturise your skin with honey by soaking in this natural sweetener. When drawing your soothing warm baths, add 1-2 cups of honey to the bath, let it soak for 15 minutes and pour in a cup of baking soda to assist the elimination of dead skin cells. Now relax and enjoy.
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