Honey is effective at treating your skin at any time of the year. There are many skin care solutions you can create using recipes that include honey. For centuries, people have used honey to give themselves facials. Famous figures such as Nero's wife Poppea and Cleopatra cleaned their faces as well as the rest of their bodies with honey because it preserved their youth over the years.

Honey Skin Care

Honey mixes well with other ingredients and leaves your skin fresh, clean and hydrated. These following recipes will leave your skin healthy all year long.

DIY Homemade Recipes

Almond Oil Conditioner

You can easily make Almond Oil Conditioner using honey. All you need is one cup of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of wheatgerm and two tablespoons of honey and almond oil. To make this recipe, simply mix all ingredients in a cup and apply it generously to the skin all over your body. After applying it all over your skin simply use warm water to rinse your skin off.

Honey Mask with Yellow Turmeric

Honey Mask

You can make a homemade honey based mask for your face. All you need is 1 teaspoon pf turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of pure raw honey. Once you have mixed them together, apply the mask to your face and use your fingers to perform a gentle massage for 15 minutes. Warm water is all  you need to rinse the mask off and there will be a visible difference in the skin on your face.

Salt & Honey Body Scrub

A relaxing body scrub can be yours without even having to visit the skin care aisle of your local pharmacy. Using 10 drops of your preferred essential oil, 1/3 cup of honey and sunflower or almond oil, 1 cup of sea salt and two tablespoons of powdered whole or coconut milk, you can create the ultimate healthy body scrub. Simply mix each ingredient above into a bowl, wet your skin and apply your newly created body scrub wherever you need or want it. After you've applied the scrub, wash it off with warm water and admire your healthy, glowing skin. You can even store the leftover body scrub in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

Salt and Honey Body Scrub

Honey Toner with Cucumber

Using two teaspoons of honey and one cucumber you can make your own skin toner. All you need to do is blend and strain the cucumber while extracting its juice and mix the blended cucumber with the honey. You can then store the mixture in any bottle and use it on your neck and face. Let your skin dry in the air and then wash off the residue. It is recommended that you use this toner as part of your morning and evening skin care routine. The toner can be stored in your refrigerator for as long as one week.

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Honey Hand Scrub

This recipe includes one tablespoon of cornstarch, two tablespoons of honey, and three tablespoons of finely ground cornmeal. The first step is to blend the cornmeal and the cornstarch. You can then add in the honey and use it to scrub your hands.

 

Honey Homemade Recipes

Benefits of Honey

  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Cleanses pores
  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Removes scars

 

Honey Beauty Tips

 

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