Besides uneven, dull and patchy skin, another bee in a woman’s bonnet is the dry skin. Changing weather conditions, harsh chemicals in soaps, consuming less water, etc. dehydrates our skin, giving us a rough and coarse appearance. Fortunately, it is easier to cure than it looks. We can look for a cure in our own kitchen. A rule of thumb is, if it is good enough to eat, then it is good enough to apply on the skin. With its humectants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is a good bet to apply honey on dry skin.
You can use honey as a moisturizer to moisturize your dry skin, as a hydrating face mask or even to keep your wrinkles at bay. Here’s looking at some of the easy and useful ways of using honey to treat your skin.
Did you know that in order to make about one pound of honey, honey bees need to gather nectar from more than two million flowers? And in order to make that much of honey, bees need to fly about 90,000 miles! An average bee makes only one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. Interesting, isn’t it?
WHY SHOULD YOU USE HONEY FOR DRY SKIN?
Honey with its smooth texture and humectants properties, is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. It keeps the skin supple and baby-like soft.
Dry skin and clogged pores go hand in hand. Honey is a natural cleansing agent which helps to unclog the pores giving a radiant and glowy skin.
Dry skin starts showing signs of aging earlier than other types of skin. Are you bogged with wrinkle and fine lines? Keep a bottle of honey with you, for younger looking youthful skin.
Here’s How To Use Honey On Dry Skin
Make Moisturizing Face Packs With Honey To Soothe And Cleanse Your Skin
Dry skin tends to get dry and flaky very easily. Honey, with its varied properties can be a great moisturizer for the skin. It hydrates the skin and makes it soft and supple. Use raw honey to cure dryness of your skin. Apply a mask made up of raw honey and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse it with water.
Use It As A Cleanser
Like we said, dry skin and clogged pores go hand in hand. The enzymes present in raw honey helps keep the pores clean and clear. Add coconut oil to it and it is a perfect remedy for cleaning pores. Add two tbsp of coconut oil to raw honey. Gently massage it on your skin and let it stay for 10-20 minutes. Rinse it with water.
Keep Wrinkles At Bay
Honey being rich in antioxidants, helps fight free radicals which are responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to keep the skin hydrated. Mix milk with honey and you are sure to get a concoction that is antibacterial and will also give you a younger looking skin.
Honey As An Exfoliator
Honey sure packs a punch with enzymes, antioxidants and nutrients with nourishing and hydrating properties. Mix it with baking soda and you have found a scrub which will effectively remove dead skin cells while still providing nourishment to your dry skin. Mix one part soda and two part honey (preferably raw honey) to gently exfoliate your skin. Use once or twice a week to see positive results.
Did you know that honey has been used as a soothing and moisturizing agent for over 10,000 years now! Loaded with moisturizing and detox properties, it is a good bet to use honey for dry skin. Add honey into your bath and soak your body to detox it completely.
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