Winnie, the Pooh had us all fooled. All our lives we thought that the jar of honey accompanying him at all his adventures was because he had a liking for honey. But the truth can’t be kept under wraps for long and so it is revealed that Pooh really just carried the honeypot as part of his beauty regime.
Don’t believe? Look again, the dude travels far and wide with his friends but still has no suntan, he’s ages old yet there are zero signs of senior years on his face, and dead cells making the skin dry are simply out of the question! Wondering how? The answer lies within five alphabets that read, H.O.N.E.Y and its numerous antiaging, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial like features. Here is a list of five benefits of honey:
- Moisturizes the Skin
Honey locks the moisture from the air into the layers of skin. The result is a soft and smooth skin that gives you a tough time trying to keep your hands to yourself. The amazing part is that the results are instant and best obtained if you can get your hands on raw honey that is rich in active phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes that double the hydrating potential of honey.
- Helps Recover from the Sunburns
Two qualities of honey make it an effective solution for windburned and sun-exposed skin. These are its anti-inflammatory properties and hydrating potential that soothe the skin and help it to recover from its raptured self. Just a teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of Aloe Vera make for a perfect solution for burned skin.
- Vacuum Cleans your Pores
Honey is packed with enzymes and antibacterial agents, specifically the natural one. These elements in the gold nectar prevent the bacterial buildup in the tiny pores in the skin simultaneously assisting in cleaning them. All that you need to do is mix one tablespoon of raw honey with two tablespoons of jojoba oil. Next, massage the mixture gently in circular motion on your face and viola, no more microscopic germs residing on your face.
- Allows Exfoliation too
The antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients in honey help to nourish, hydrate, and cleanse the skin. So when some random product in the market screams that it can do all, just turn deaf ears to it and head to preparing your own exfoliator that works wonders.
Mix two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of baking soda, mix them up and apply the paste on your face. Gently rub the skin in a circular motion and then wash it off. The honey in the formula will soothe the skin and baking soda will slough off the dead cells.
- Treats Acne
There is nothing more magical than an agent that can treat acne. While mostly the chemicals do all the talking, the work is actually done by natural agents like pure honey. A leading reason behind acne breakouts is bacteria. Honey, on the other hand, has abundant antifungal and antibacterial traits that can give a good fight to the bacteria and help one win the acne attack. Additionally, honey boasts anti-inflammatory properties too so that will help to soothe the irritation and redness on the skin. It all just goes to an 18-minutes massage of honey followed by a clean water face wash.
Bonus point, the acne victims can also be saved from acne scars. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial features of honey help to remove any scars remnant of an acne breakout. At the same, honey helps to regenerate the skin cells and heal the scars. On your part, you just have to mix honey and coconut or olive oil together in equal parts and massage the skin with the formula and you are good to see your dream of a flawless skin come true.