Honey for Health and Beauty
Health Benefits of Honey
Before jumping onto health benefits of honey, let us take some time to know a bit about honey. Although if you are impatient and don’t want to get bored knowing the history of this, you can straight away head to bottom of the page which discusses honey health benefits and how honey can be used in enhancing your beauty.
Something about Honey
Anything that is sweet and dear to us is associated with honey. Indeed, from time memorial, honey has been everybody’s favourite because of its invaluable properties.
Curiously, its utility extends from the domain of culinary art to beauty aids and parlours.
Honey is a sweet, thick, liquid produced by bees from nectar collected from flowers. Distinctive characteristics as well as flagrance of flowers can be traced in various honeys.
The finest honey is that which is allowed to drain from the comb and obtained from hives which have never been swarmed; it is called ‘virgin honey‘.
The most important is entry of honey into beauty parlours, where it has undoubtedly proved its mettle. The use of face creams to protect and nourish and the skin has been well known since the early ages. Before the advent of modern cosmetics, herbal creams with honey were generally used.
Even now, honey is compounded in some of the face creams like the “honey cream“. The most important ingredients of this cream are egg white, honey and almond oil.
Honey for Skin
Alright, I won’t bore you more and come straight to important things you have been looking for like honey for skin as well as beauty
Given below are two honey face packs that can be easily be made at home :
Honey face mask for oily skin
Mix well 1 tsp each of honey and oatmeal, 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 2-3 tsps of orange juice into a paste and apply on the skin.
Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.
Honey face mask for dry skin
Mix well 1 tsp each of honey and egg white, 2 tsp each of curds and rice powder and 4 tsp almond oil.
Apply this on face and wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. This pack is also excellent for treating ageing skin as it smoothens wrinkles.
The above honey face packs, obviously very simple, are safe and very effective for your skin and won’t harm your skin of any type.