There is no secret of the link between honey and health. People all over the world have acknowledged honey’s curative qualities. Honey is just a concentrated solution of sugars in water, but it also contains amino acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. (Flentwood 33) For nutritional purposes these are unimportant, but they seem to be playing a part in assisting with medical conditions. There is rising support of honey’s usefulness in treating dry skin wounds and burns, and its healing effect in variations of natural treatments.
Honey is recognized for it’s anti-microbial activity. It goes beyond preparing your favorite meal or hot tea. Household items along with this sweet goodness can have your skin feeling refreshed and anew.
Furthermore, honey is an anti-inflammatory, it is also acidic and a source of hydrogen peroxide, which is a well-known antiseptic. Along with having antibacterial and antibiotic properties, honey has a great moisturizing and healing effect on dry skin, restoring growth, and renewing skin cells. Instead of using harsh store-bought skin care products, you can try whipping up a facemask with honey and some other items that are stored right in your kitchen. Honey is gentler and will not damage tissues.
BEE GONE DRY SKIN!
This simple regenerating remedy can be created using simple ingredients from your kitchen cupboard to make an amazing at-home spa treatment. So, now that you know it really starts at home, finish it there too. Enjoy this home remedy facemask and make it a part of your skincare regimen!
30ml/2 tbsp honey
30ml/2 tbsp olive oil
30ml/2 tbsp natural (plain yogurt)
45ml/3 tbsp pinhead oatmeal
- Mix all ingredients together to make a paste and apply gently to the face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave the paste on for 5 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Finish by splashing the face with cool water to refresh the skin and boost the circulation to the face.
Fleetwood, Jenni. The Book of Honey. New York: Fall River Press, 2009. Print.