Honey- it’s in your cupboard, it’s in your tea, its in your- medicine cabinet? Yup, that’s right!
Honey, besides its sweet, sticky, golden deliciousness, has a lot of hair and skin benefits. This is because the so called Nectar of the Gods is full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that your skin and hair just LOVE.
It’s also a natural humectant which means it attracts AND retains moisture. Next time you’re dealing with a little breakout, sunburn, or just need an at home hair conditioning treatment, reach into your cupboard for a quick, natural, maybe organic, and inexpensive fix!
Honey for Skincare and Acne
Honey contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal as a spot treatment and mask. Apply to a blemish or a sunburnt face for at least thirty minutes rinse off with warm water and you’ll see a decrease in redness and inflammation. Use it longterm, and honey will also help with fading facial scars and dark spots!
Besides containing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey’s enzymes are also great for hydrating dry skin. Use as a face wash, or combine with sugar for an at home facial/lip scrub. Wash off with warm water, and pat your face dry.
Bonus! Honey also contains a ton of antioxidants, so you’ll be warding off wrinkles and fine lines as well. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love that?
Honey for Hydrated, Shiny Locks
The enzymes in honey also make it great for adding shine and strength to dry, dull hair. Mix equal parts honey with olive oil and/or coconut oil for a deep conditioning hair mask that will leave you with shiny hair. You an also use it alone, be warned it is sticky!