Honey is popularly known as a natural cleanser and it has numerous benefits, both when consumed internally or applied externally. Applying honey to the face has a number of advantages. For starters, honey helps cleanse the skin, it makes the skin soft and supple and a honey peel mask is a good way to keep fine lines at bay.
Here are a few ways you can use honey to make your skin softer and smoother:
Wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Apply honey to your skin and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Gently wash this off with lukewarm water, until your skin is no longer sticky.
The simple honey mask is a good way to cleanse your skin, plus the exfoliating properties of honey will make your skin smooth and fresh.
Unpeel a tomato, mash it and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. You can also add a teaspoon of milk or yogurt to this mixture. Apply this evenly on your face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes.
The acidity of the Tomato combined with the cleansing effect of honey will rejuvenate your skin. The yogurt/milk act as natural moisturisers and when you wash off this mask you will see that your skin is smoother, softer and refreshed.
Take a teaspoon of sea salt (as it will be coarse) and mix that with a tablespoon of honey. Gently scrub this mixture on your face in a circular motion. The salt and honey combination will exfoliate your skin. Leave the scrub for around 10 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water. This scrub will help you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads and it will leave your skin soft and supple
Mash a ripe banana with a tablespoon of honey and apply this mask to your face. This is a home-made mask to help tighten your skin. Use this regularly not only to soften your skin, but to keep it young and free from wrinkles.
Turmeric honey paste
Mix a teaspoon of turmeric with teaspoon of honey. You can add chickpea flour or oatmeal to this mixture. Add water, or better yet rose water to mix well. Apply this paste to your face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
While washing, gently rub your skin in a circular motion. The turmeric is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, the chickpea flour or oatmeal will provide moisture while the honey will soothe and cleanse. This is a fabulous combination for smooth glowing skin.
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