Honey — the sweet wonder of nature is older than history itself! In fact, Honey has been used for food & medicine by people of diverse cultures all over the world. An 8,000-year-old cave painting in Spain was found to picturise honey harvesting & stone carvings of ancient times depict the use of Honey by the Egyptians. It is believed, Queen Cleopatra took great care of her beauty and used the honey mask as a cosmetic and nutrient for the skin.

What is honey?

Pure Honey in its natural form is a sweet, sticky substance that bees produce and store in hives. It is generated by enzyme activity, plant matter, and live bacteria coming together to create an elixir that has innumerable practical uses.

The best skin cleanser and nutrient, Honey protects you from signs of aging. Being a rich source of antioxidants, honey also contains a wide array of Vitamins, Minerals & Amino acids apart from Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids. As a natural source of carbohydrates, Honey is the best thing for your muscles as it provides 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. Honey also helps to maintain muscle glycogen or stored carbohydrates, which gives athletes the boost they need for sports activities.

Honey has been found especially valuable for cosmetic uses like clearing acne, healing scars, and even out skin tone. Raw, unpasteurized honey has been effective for topical application on skin ailments.

Check out the benefits of honey when applied to your face and skin.

Benefits of using honey for the Skin

Raw honey is crammed with components that create magic for your skin, especially if you have acne or autoimmune skin conditions like Eczema or Psoriasis. It even works for Candida overgrowth!

Fights Eczema

If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, unpasteurized honey can speed up the healing process of the skin cells. It can even reduce inflammation.

Wound Healing

Honey is very effective at healing wounds quickly that it’s now used by doctors in clinical settings. Not just healing, Honey even regenerates cells of the skin.

Benefits of Honey on the face

Natural Exfoliator

Raw honey is also a natural exfoliator! By applying it to your face removes dry, dull skin and reveals new skin cells underneath.

Honey for face Acne

Having Acne on your face? Raw honey is just the right thing for you! Raw Honey helps to balance the bacteria on your skin and it has been found to be significantly more effective than other popular Acne products. The most important thing to note is that to treat these conditions use only unpasteurized Honey.

Honey for scar fading

Try spot treatment of scars on the face with Honey! Scar treatment can be done by applying Honey. As it helps your body’s healing process, applying it as a paste at the site of your scar may help fade Acne scars, slight burn scars, etc.

If you use honey face masks as a part of your daily beauty routine, you can get stupendous results! Just be aware that the healing abilities of Honey are limited but research is still going on. Scars caused by severe burning or deep cuts may not get healed completely.

for a clear complexion

Honey is the wonder potion to use for a clear complexion! As Honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, it helps to get rid of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. Afterward, it hydrates and tightens skin pores for a clear complexion. You can mix honey with other ingredients like Lemon juice or essential oils and apply the paste as a pore cleanser:

Honey for lightening and brightening skin

Research is still going on to find a direct connection between using honey on your face and lightening dark spots. It has been found that as honey has exfoliating properties, using it on your face can banish dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and reveal brighter skin.

Allergy warning

Do not use honey on your skin if you have allergic reactions to pollen or other bee-related products.
How to apply Honey?
Honey for Chronic skin conditions like Psoriasis and Eczema can be treated by direct application on the spot, with a paste, or with a face mask that you leave on for several minutes.

You can mix honey with other ingredients to create a soothing face mask treatment. If you do not like the stickiness of honey, you can dilute it with water which makes it easy to remove. Before applying Honey or any other ingredients, do a patch test to ensure you won’t have an allergic reaction.

Honey Cinnamon Paste

A mixture of raw honey and cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial combination. Three parts honey is to be mixed with one part freshly ground or pure cinnamon. Warm the mixture slightly in the microwave. Apply to your skin and leave the mixture on for 8 to 10 minutes. Rinse off completely using warm water and pat your skin dry. Don’t use it if you’re allergic to cinnamon.

Honey was used for centuries in folk medicine. Today Honey has the backing of solid research and is considered an elixir of good health!

Author's Bio: 

Thottam Farm Fresh an online store for farm fresh spices from the high ranges of Kerala. We provide the best wild honey and forest honey unprocessed.