Honey has been a traditional household item since ancient times. It is not only great for our body internally but can also be used for topical treatment on skin.
If you have dry skin and you love doing DIY skincare, HONEY might just be your best friend. I have been using honey on my skin for the longest time. In my face masks in my face scrubs or even products that have honey in it. The biggest reason being the fact that honey makes your skin super plum and nourished.
Honey is a prime ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines for both external and internal use.
Honey is a humectant which helps your skin absorb and retain moisture which keeps it from drying out. Honey is rich in fructose that helps in skin replenishment. It speeds up your skin cells' healing processes. It is packed with anti bacterial properties which help in repairing, and providing protection against skin damage.
Honey can be used as it is, or as an ingredient in DIY skincare. Here are top 5 ways to use honey:
Using raw honey like a cleanser is a great option to go for, especially if you want to take a break from chemical products. It will not dry out the skin. It will be super gentle and the anti microbial and anti bacterial properties will clean the skin efficiently. Simply rub honey on skin like a cleanser and then wash off with warm water after 2 minutes.
If you don’t like the sticky feeling of honey all over your face, you can use honey as spot treatment instead. Simply apply honey on the scar for as long as you like. It shows visible results and will also help in healing the skin.
Honey is extremely moisturizing and balances all skin types. You can use it as a face mask by itself or add rose water or aloevera gel to make a soothing and hydrating face mask.
If you burn your skin you should pour tap water immediately on burns, as this reduces the temperature. Afterwards honey can be applied directly onto the burn wound. It helps the skin in healing and will also avoid bacterial infections.
Honey is a great lip medicine. It soothes dry, chapped lips by drawing moisture from the air and into the skin. It will also help heal small cracks on lips.
For certain people it is best to avoid honey. People allergic to honey or pollen can have adverse results. It can cause inflammation and irritation to the skin. It is very important to do a patch test before using anything on your skin. Apply honey on a small area of your skin and wash off after 5-10 minutes. Observe your skin for the next 24 hours. If you don’t notice any redness, itching or any type of marks then honey ids safe for you.
Overall honey is a boon skin and gives positive results after every use. It is very calming and gentle to the skin. You will find honey (Madhu) in a lot of traditional medicines as well. Choosing skincare products with honey in it will be even more beneficial for people with dry skin type.