Whether you do or you don’t like the taste of honey, I’m about to share some wonderful ways that you can use honey for your skin.
Here’s Five Ways to Use Honey for Your Skin:
1. Cleanse Your Skin With Honey
You can use honey to cleanse your skin. This might seem counterproductive, but the properties of raw honey can help to cleanse your skin and keep those pores clear. The best choice is to use raw, locally-sourced honey rather than the sugar-laden honey you find in grocery stores. If you don’t have a local provider, at least purchase raw honey from a good provider.
Tip: Since honey is very thick, it can be hard to cleanse with it by itself. Mix the honey with a healthy oil like coconut oil until it’s thin enough to spread it on your face. Simply massage it on your skin, and then rinse it off.
2. Prevent Infections With Honey
One of raw honey’s natural health benefits is that it works as an antibacterial. If you’re either prone to skin infections or you already have an infection starting, you can treat it with a little bit of raw honey.
Tip: An easy way to use honey as an antibacterial is to make honey compresses with some honey on a damp cloth, dabbing it on your skin, letting it sit there, then rinsing it off.
3. Treat Oily Skin With Honey
If you suffer from oily skin, you can use raw honey to help prevent breakouts. It’s best that you make yourself a little mask that uses honey and some other natural ingredients. You want something with salicylic acid that is more natural than what you find in drug stores, so strawberries are a good option.
Tip: You can combine mashed strawberries with honey on their own, or add in a little baking soda to turn it into a scrub.
4. Exfoliate Your Skin With Honey
Honey is an excellent choice for making your own exfoliator. As you know, exfoliating your skin helps to cleanse it while also removing dead skin cells. There are many products you can use, both store-bought and homemade.
Tip: Make your own exfoliator by combining raw honey with some baking soda and a little bit of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Scrub gently on your face and rinse with cool or tepid water.
5. Get Rid of Acne With Honey
Do you have a lot of acne? This may not necessarily be caused by extra oils on your skin, but from bacteria that is clogging your pores.
Tip: Use honey to treat pimples and other acne-prone areas on your face by putting some raw honey directly on the areas. Let it sit about 10 minutes, then rinse off.