Do you wish you had flawless skin? It is so hard to achieve diva like skin because of many reasons like environment, pollution and unhealthy foods among others. And this forces us to adapt desperate measures! Women are seen investing in so many random pricey products hoping to have a skin free of acne, discoloration and fine wrinkles.
It is very important for you to know that cosmetic products might damage your skin more than doing any good because of its chemical content. Instead, rather use natural ingredients to heal your damaged skin and give it an ever- lasting glow and youthful look.
If you are looking for short remedies to treat your skin, then homemade honey face packs are the answer. It is very effective, has no side effects and has wide number of benefits. Given that it is one of the most widely used ingredients in various beauty treatments and products.
Beauty Benefits of Honey
Honey is a natural antioxidant; protects the skin from the damage of the sun’s rays and rejuvenates it. Honey has humectation qualities that help in both attracting water and retain it, also making it an ideal moisturizing and cleansing agent. In medical form of honey helps in formation of collagen thereby treating scar marks. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It aids in treating cuts, wounds and abrasions to promote healing and prevents degenerative process of the skin.
Honey as a face cleanser
People with severe acne and dry skin can use honey as a cleanser. Splash warm water and use honey like any other face wash. Massage your skin for extra minutes or leave it on for a while, then wash away and moisturize. Honey has no side effects and heals the skin faster. You should know that honey could be left on the skin for any duration Remember, exfoliate your skin before applying any pack and wash it preferably with warm water.
Honey as a face scrub
Using honey as a scrub is not’t a very complicated procedure either. Here are two methods you can try.
Honey and Lemon
Mix one tbs. honey with two tbs. of finely ground almond and ½-teaspoon lemon juice. Use this scrub gently and wash with lukewarm water.
Honey with sea salt or sugar
Take three tbs. of honey and mix with ½ tsp. sea salt or sugar. Massage your face and wash it with lukewarm water.
Honey as a face wash
Honey with milk/rose water, a little bit of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder proves to be an effective face wash.
Honey face mask or packs as we call them can be used in combination with many ingredients to achieve different results. Below mentioned are some recipes you can try at home.
Honey as a face pack for acne prone skin
Honey with lemon
This is an excellent face pack that helps in drying existing acne, and fades blemishes without being too harsh on the skin. Honey moisturizes and stops new acne from forming. First, clean your face, then apply the pack and let it sit for 20 minutes before you wash and moisturize.
Prepare a face pack with honey, lemon juice and add sandalwood powder. Apply on the face for at least 30 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Honey and Oats
Apply a mixture of ground oats and honey and let it dry. Before washing, damp the skin and exfoliate well without being harsh on your acne prone skin. You can use this face pack as a scrub too.
Face Pack for oily skin
Honey with Fuller’s earth
Mix Fuller’s Earth (Multan Mitti) and honey and apply on your face. It sucks extra oil and dries the pimples. Be sure not to let it be on for more than 20 minutes and always moisturize after washing it off.
Honey with chilled milk and grated cucumber
Mix honey with chilled milk and grated cucumber. Apply on face for ten minutes before rinsing it with warm water.
Honey face pack for glowing skin
Make your own honey with glycerin and turmeric Add a tbs. of honey, a pinch of turmeric and some glycerin. Apply on your face and wash it off after it dries (say 20 minutes). Thishomemade pack gives a warm glow. Turmeric acts as an antiseptic, Avoid any ingredient that can cause allergic reactions.
Honey and tomato
Blend honey and tomato to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your skin for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water to achieve a glow. Tomato also helps the pack offer bleaching properties, thus giving you achieve clean skin.
Honey and Banana
To get a lovely glow and reduce the blemishes on the face, use a ripe banana. Mash it, add some honey, massage your skin with it, and wash it with lukewarm water.
Honey and Besan for bright skin
Chickpea flour homemade face pack with honey and a pinch of turmeric lessens spots, aids hair growth and brighten the skin. It can be used as a body scrub too.
Honey and Papaya
Mash papaya into smooth pulp and add a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mask on your face daily to achieve fair skin.
Honey and raw milk for dry skin
This pack also helps in fading spots and moisturizing the skin. Mix honey and raw milk, massage face and wash it away with lukewarm water.
Honey and Avocado for dry skin
Make a face pack by mashing ripe avocado with two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of single cream. Apply on face for ten – 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Honey, oatmeal, yogurt and fennel for mature and aging skin
Mix three tablespoons each of honey, oatmeal, yogurt and fennel seeds infusion. Apply on face and let it try. Wash off with tepid water.
For moisturized skin and controlling acne
- Mix one tbs. honey with one tbs. milk, one tbs. turmeric powder and half of a tbs. of lemon.
- Apply it to your face, let it dry for 25- 30 minutes, and wash it with cold water.
Honey and milk moisturize the skin while lemon and turmeric help in controlling acne and preventing them from coming back.
For skin rejuvenation
- Mix one tbs. honey with one tbs. egg white and half of a tsp. lemon juice.
- Leave this pack for ten minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water.
Hope these face packs with honey get you the results you seek. It is very important to remember to take care of your skin every day.