Not just a sweetener, honey!

Honey as we all know has many benefits when used as a food item. But honey has multiple benefits even when it comes to skin and hair care. Honey, when raw and unpasteurised is extremely beneficial for moisturising the skin, treating acne and open pores, and even slows down ageing.

So, let’s look at some of the things you can do with honey:

honey raspberry jarsHoney for moisturising
Honey is a great moisturiser. Just applying honey directly to your skin and leaving it on for 10-20 minutes before washing off with plain warm water can instantly make your skin soft and supple. You can also mix it with coconut milk for a more nourishing effect.

 Honey for scrubbing
Honey combined with grounded almonds or sugar can create a great scrub. It exfoliates your skin from deep within, and helps remove ingrown hair, rough patches, and stubs. It also gives an amazing glow after you’re done.

Honey for dry skin
Honey is a nice moisturiser in itself but when combined with coconut oil can do deep-rooted nourishment of the skin. After doing this, you can hydrate your skin with some rose water or any toner your choice.

Honey for conditioning

Honey is an amazing conditioner and leaves a lustre. You can either combine honey with water and use it to rinse your hair after shampoo, or you can combine honey, egg, and curd and use it as a hair mask before washing your hair. Both ways will make your hair soft and give it a shine.

 Honey for dark circles
Mixing honey with soaked tea leaves and applying it under your eye will help lighten the area. It is a very useful treatment for dark circles under the eyes.

Honey Bath
This is famous for it was used by none other than Cleopatra herself. While Cleopatra bathed fully in milk and honey, a more judicious way to do it would be to combine milk and honey in a tub and bathe in it.

So, what are you waiting for, honey? Go get the golden glow!

(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)

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