Using Honey As Skincare – Here’s What You Need To Know

Using Honey As Skincare

The quest for ‘Fountain of youth’, consuming arsenic for a glowing complexion, radioactive face cream; beauty rituals have been with for thousands of years. We truly have upgraded ourselves from the unconventional and odd methods of body toning crocodile dung baths or white lead facials to modern methods of snail slimes and quick cosmetic fixes.

One thing that remains common through the decades of beauty regimes, right from the Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese to Ayurveda, nature’s best gift to mankind, Natural Honey!  Right from building Collagen and elasticity which is an important element for skin and hair to its anti-inflammatory properties, Honey has been the answer to wide derma maladies. 

Lo and Behold, the Secret to Staying Forever Beautiful is Revealed!

The legend of the secret beauty ingredient of using Honey had been right all along. With 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes, health experts swear the medicinal properties of honey and at the same time, beauty experts vouch for the benefits this golden liquid can have on the skin. Combine it with other natural elements and say goodbye to common woes. With good quality honey, you can make your own:

  • Moisturizer
  • Hair shine booster
  • Facial cleanser
  • Scar fader
  • Acne and pimple treatment
  • Useful in sunburn
  • Gentle Exfoliant

It is however important to do a patch test before using honey. Apply a small amount of honey on a small patch of skin and wait for 30 minutes. If you do not experience irritation, it’s time for you to rejoice. For you have found your magic potion that will solve all your skin problems. 

So there you have it. All you need to do is get your hands on the little squeezy bear-shaped bottle of honey you saw in the local shop down the road. You know it’s the right one because after all, it had “100 % real honey” printed on it. Or is it not?

Not all that is Golden is Real Honey!

Erin and her husband, founders of real Manuka honey, who have been beekeepers for the past 30 years in Northern New Zealand, busted three myths while choosing good honey. Firstly, they confirm that good honey doesn’t necessarily cost a lot. Secondly, the taste of honey can be varied right from medicinal to sweet and the texture from creamier to sticky. Finally, all types of honey have healing properties. Different grading systems give different properties to honey thereby making it responsible for its qualities and anti-bacterial level.

Using Honey As Skincare 

Honey isn’t only used for its healing properties for the skin and body but can also let you enjoy your sweet tooth by replacing sugar. Children, as well as elderly people, can enjoy their sweet treats with this luscious golden nectar. Bears too? Yes, we are talking about Winnie the Pooh and his love for honey! We can’t help thinking of all the wonderful bees for making our world sweeter and healthier!