The Ancient Greeks hold claim to being the first people to use honey as a beauty product ingredient. Today, you will find honey in an array of beauty products from face masks and shampoo, to body creme and more.
The honey that is sitting in your kitchen cabinets is seeping with secret beauty powers to help nourish your body when you eat it, and also beautify you on the outside.
Beauty Secrets #1: Anti-inflammatory
Greek Honey is more than a sweet treat and it has been used since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties.
In ancient times, Greeks applied it to wounds to prevent inflammation and infection, while today, honey is used to combat the occasional breakout, encouraging pimples to go down and heal faster, and prevent infections that may cause facial scaring.
Honey Hack: All you need to do for a quick pimple fix is apply some raw honey directly on your breakout, leave it on for around 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse it off.
Beauty Secrets #2 Honey Face Masks and Body Scrubs
The Ancient Greeks hold claim to being the first people to use honey as a beauty product ingredient.
You can make homemade face packs, creams and lotions using this natural humectant.
Or try honey mixed with olive oil, milk or herbs such as lavender, thyme or eucalyptus for a lathering body scrub that leaves your skin glowing.
Honey Hack: All you have to do for a quick honey moisturizing facial mask is rub some raw honey directly on your face and leave it on for up to 20 minutes, before rinsing and massaging it off thoroughly with water.
The effects of the natural humectants and emollients in raw honey will increase the water content and reduce dryness of your face even after they have been washed off.
Beauty Secrets #3 Anti-aging
Honey’s natural healing properties, particularly for wound healing and promoting collagen building, make it your ideal anti-aging buddy.
The enzymes in honey make it great for a natural gentle facial exfoliation, revealing youthful, glowing skin.
Honey Hack: Have some fine lines and wrinkles you want to see go away? Try applying raw honey directly on the skin that you want the anti-aging properties of this superfood to combat. Massage it in a circular motions for a minute or so, then, leave it on for a few minutes before massaging it off with water.
Beauty Secrets #4 Hair and skin treatments
Honey has also been reported to treat eczema, psoriasis and dandruff.
In fact, Hippocrates prescribed honey as a medicinal remedy, not only for colds and illnesses, but also for beauty remedies such as prevention and treatment of scars, skin aliments, as well as hair treatments for dandruff and baldness.
Honey Hack: For soft and vibrant hair, try mixing one-quarter cup of organic raw honey with just enough water to thin it out to where it resembles the consistency of shampoo. You can then apply this concoction just as you would your shampoo, to damp hair – but let it sit for around 30 minutes. Rinse it out and be prepared to be amazed. Use it as much as twice a week for great results.