There are a number of reasons for dull skin. Some of these include an unhealthy diet, over exposure to the sun, pollution, and increased use of chemicals on your skin. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic wand that can fix a dull skin and return your glowing skin to you. Natural remedies are, however, good means to getting a glowing skin, which is where honey face packs come into the picture.
Honey bears some incredible features, which makes it an effective DIY ingredient for numerous skin problems including dry skin. Some of the key characteristics are:
- Honey is an emollient, which means that it can lock the moisture in your skin and make it smooth and deeply hydrated
- It showcases antibacterial properties that help get rid of issues such an acne or infection
- It is packed with antioxidants that fight free radical damage, therefore, slowing the early signs of aging
- It exhibits bleaching properties that help fade acne marks, pigments and scars
- It is a clarifying agent by which honey helps unclog pores that helps keep acne breakouts at bay
DIY honey face packs: using honey for a glowing skin
Honey can be used on its own but also in combination with other ingredients. Honey shows optimum results when it is paired together with other common ingredients for skincare. To begin with, you can try honey on its own.
Wash your face with a facial cleaner and apply a small amount of pure honey on your skin. Leave the honey on your face for some time, say 5-10 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. You’d be able to feel an instant fix of softness. You will also feel refreshed. Honey is mild so you don’t have to worry about applying it directly to your face.
Unlike lemon juice that has an acidic composition, this one is suitable for even sensitive skin, as it works gently and does not sting. Direct application of honey to your face allows you to provide a rich dose of antioxidants to your skin.
Moreover, the bleaching properties of honey work to lighten acne blemishes. At the same time, you will be able to unclog your pores and feel fresh.
Honey with rose water
Rose water is an excellent toner as it unclogs pores in a gentle manner. It can help curtail inflammation and redness on your skin. You can pair this with honey to get great results. To try this method, you will need 1 tbsp. of honey and 2 tsp. of rose water.
Begin with mixing the two ingredients together until they form a smooth mixture. Wash your face with a cleaner and pat dry. Next, apply the mix and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water, and let it dry with a towel. You can use this remedy 1-2 times every week.
Honey with Gram flour (chickpea powder) with turmeric and lemon juice
This is a universal mask that suits all skin types. All you have to do is mix 1 tbsp. of gram flour with a tsp of lemon juice. You can also use oatmeal as an alternate to gram flour if you do not have it. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to the mix. Prepare a smooth paste of these ingredients by mixing with water or rose water.
Apply this concoction to your face and let it sit for some time until it dries. Wash it off with cold water. Regular use of this mask corresponds with a glowing skin that is free from dark spots and acne scars. Turmeric bears antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that help to get rid of infections or bacterial invasion in your skin’s pores too.
Honey with tomato
For this combination, you will need half of a ripe tomato and 1 tbsp. of raw honey. Prepare a puree of the tomato in a blender until it is smooth and free from any lumps. Next, add honey to the puree and apply the mix on your washed/cleansed face. Let the mix sit on your face with 15 minutes and wash it with cool water afterward.
You can try this method twice in a week. It works wonders because both honey and tomato have skin lightening properties that leave you with a bright skin. Both of these ingredients boast bleaching properties to help you get rid of pigmentation, suntan, and dark spots. Tomato also contains lycopene that is a potent antioxidant. It delays aging and protects the skin against damage due to UV rays.
Honey with banana
You can prepare a homemade cream for a massage with honey and banana. You will need a small chunk of banana for this. Mash the chunk with a spoon to get a smooth pulp paste. Then, add 1 tsp of honey to it. Mix these both to get a creamy texture.
Massage this concocted cream into skin for 5 minutes and then leave it on your face for the next 20 minutes. Wash your face next. You can try this natural home remedy twice in a week. It will help eliminate dryness and provide you a glowing skin.
Honey with lemon juice
You can also combine the bleaching and skin brightening properties of lemon juice and honey. For this, you will need 1 tbsp. of raw honey and half of a lemon. Mix the lemon juice with honey to get a smooth paste. Apply it on your face after washing your face with a mild cleanser.
Do not apply this remedial paste onto your eyes, as the skin around your eyes is fragile. Wash your face with warm water after 20 minutes of application. Then, wash your face with cool water and pat your skin dry. Try this mix once in every week. Lemon also contains vitamin C, which is a good nutrient for your skin. Lemon also helps exfoliate your skin that helps you get rid of dead skin cells, which uncovers your natural glow.
Honey with curd
You will need 1 tbsp. of raw honey along with 2 tbsp. of curd for this natural remedy. Curd contains lactic acid that helps exfoliate skin. It is also enriched with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats that nourish your skin. In particular, the fat content seals your skin’s moisture that helps keep it hydrated. On top of that, the antibacterial properties in curd keep acne and other skin concerns at bay.
Just mix these two ingredients together until they form a smooth paste. Next, wash your face with a mild cleanser, pat dry with a towel, and apply the mix on your skin. Let the curd and honey duo sit on your face for 15 minutes. Then, wash off the mix lukewarm water. You can repeat this method twice in a week.
Honey with avocados
Avocados are incredible source of nutrients for your skin. These also protect the skin from the sun. Just cut an avocado and discard the pit. Scoop the flash and mash it with your hands or a spoon. Then, add 15 ml honey to it and mash till you get a smooth consistency.
Apply the mix on your cleaned skin in slow, upward moving, circular strokes. Leave the concoction on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.