Honey has a number of health benefits, which have been recorded since ancient times. Apart from being a natural sweetener, it also possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which make it an ideal beauty ingredient. Here are some beauty benefits you can reap from honey.
Honey causes a bleaching effect and so can be used on scars to help them fade away.
Since honey has anti-bacterial properties; it makes for a good acne cleanser too.
Honey also has moisturising and softening properties, which makes it a good conditioner when applied to the hair. You can make a natural honey conditioner by mixing raw honey with extra virgin olive oil.
You can make your own wax to remove body hair by using honey. Combine honey with lemon juice and sugar and bring it to a boil. This mixture can then be used as a wax to remove unwanted body hair.
Honey is also rich in antioxidants that can help keep free radicals away. Using honey on your face will help get rid of wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Honey also has soothing, hydrating and moisturising effects that makes it a perfect skin moisturiser. You can use it as a face mask or as part of any facial recipe.
Honey also makes for an excellent lip scrub. Mix honey with lemon juice and brown sugar to gently exfoliate your lips.
Honey can also be used as an aftershave to soothe your skin after shaving off unwanted hair. Apply some honey after shaving and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing it out. This will help prevent bumps and boils caused by shaving.