9 Honey Facts that are Buzz Worthy
Make sure to choose a high-quality brand such as Ceylon Bee Honey available at Park Street Gourmet Colombo and Negombo, because some lower-quality ones may be mixed with syrup. Keep in mind that honey should only be consumed in moderation, as it is still high in calories and sugar. The benefits of honey are most pronounced when it is replacing another, unhealthier sweetener. Honey is not only good for you but it can be used in your day to day life; in food and beauty treatments that just might make your daily life a little more exciting.
1. Moisturizing face mask
With its moisturizing and soothing effects, raw honey can hydrate the skin, leaving it soft, radiant, and glowing. The sugars in honey act as natural humectants and emollients that increase the water content and reduce dryness in the skin even after they have been washed off.
Try it: Apply raw honey directly on the skin and leave it on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse and massage it off thoroughly with water.
2. Gentle exfoliator
The enzymes in the honey work well as a gentle exfoliator, helping your complexion to be healthy and radiant. Your skin will glow!
Try it: Apply it directly on the skin in circular motions. Leave it on for a few minutes before massaging it off.
3. Scar fader
The antioxidants in honey nourish damaged skin, potentially helping the scar healing process. It’s natural antiseptic properties help prevent infections and protects wounds, which can reduce scarring and cut down on healing time.
Try it: Massage raw honey directly to the affected area in a circular motion for one to two minutes, then rinse it off.
4. Acne spot treatment
Honey works as an anti-inflammatory which can help reduce redness and swelling of pimples, and its antibacterial properties can help fight acne-causing bacteria. Honey keeps the skin well-hydrated and balanced, it helps control the production of oil.
Try it: Apply raw honey directly on the breakout and then rinse it off after 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Bath soak
Up your relaxation goals and take a honey-infused soak. Honey’s hydrating powers will leave skin silky soft.
Try it: Mix two big tablespoons of raw honey into one cup of hot water until the honey is dissolved. Pour it into a tub of warm water to soak.
6. Cuticle moisturizer
Since honey is a natural humectant, it draws moisture into the skin keeping your cuticles happy and peel-free.
Try it: Rub raw honey over each cuticle and leave it on for five to 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
7. Hair conditioner
“Honey is naturally a perfect conditioner because it’s a humectant and retains and attracts moisture, keeping your hair feeling smooth and healthy,”
Try it: Mix one-quarter cup of organic raw honey with just enough fresh water to thin it out to the point where you can spread it around your hair, adding it tablespoon by tablespoon. Apply as you would a shampoo to damp hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use twice a week.
8. Lip balm
Everything that makes honey a great skin moisturizer makes it great for chapped lips, too. The hydrating benefits with enzymes, antioxidants, and minerals work well to moisturize lips.
Try it: Apply raw honey directly to lips, leave on for a few minutes, then wash off.
9. Hair hydrating mask
Honey can prevent your hair from drying out because it is very effective in retaining moisture and keeping locks soft and bouncy. It acts as a natural softener.
Try it: Make a banana and honey hair mask by combining two very ripe bananas, half a cup of unprocessed honey, and one-quarter cup of olive oil. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Apply this onto your hair and scalp evenly, then cover with a shower cap. Leave the mixture on for about 20 to 25 minutes, then rinse the mask out with cool or lukewarm water and shampoo. Comb through the hair to get rid of any remaining mask and rinse again. This mask can be used two to three times a month.
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