Seems, nowadays people have forgotten about the enormous beauty benefits of honey. It has been replaced by expensive commercial products which are less effective and – in most of cases – could spoil your beauty in the long run. Honey is even included in many beauty products as a super ingredient. There is no need to water down its benefits with all the unnecessary harsh chemicals, when honey is easily available and affordable.
- Mineral substances
- Salts of organic acids (malic, lactic, of sorrel, citric and tartaric)
- Enzymes (invertase, diastase, amylase, phosphatase, etc.)
- Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, H, K, C, E, PP, provitamin A)
- Antibacterial, antifungal and anti-diabetic substances
Тhе hоnеу соllесtеd frоm different рlаntѕ dіffеr bоth іn аrоmа аnd tаѕtе, аnd іn соmроѕіtіоn оf іngrеdіеntѕ too. Тhе соntеnt оf vitamins іn hоnеу іnсrеаѕеs with thе аmоunt оf роllеn іn іt. Іt іѕ knоwn thаt vіtаmіnѕ іn vеgеtаblеѕ, fruits аnd оthеr products іnеvіtаblу аnd рrоgrеѕѕіvеlу dесrеаѕе durіng ѕtоrаgе. Тhіѕ dоеѕ nоt аррlу tо hоnеу. Vіtаmіnѕ аnd аnу оthеr еlеmеntѕ іt соntаіnѕ аrе ѕtоrеd реrfесtlу.
Due to its medical properties honey is used not only for its unique taste, but mostly for the sake of their health and restorative effects on the body. Never compromise raw honey with impure honey, as the latter has added sugars, preservatives, starch or anything other than floral nectar.
Raw honey when rubbed between fingers will have a smooth texture like water. Impure honey on the other hand, is sticky and there are threads when trying to unstick them.
What you can do with your balance untouched honey at home:
#1- Honey Exfoliator
By adding sugar or coffee grounds to honey you can make a great body or face scrub. It is very easy to make, just combine 2 tablespoons of sugar/coffee to 2 tablespoons of honey. Rub the mix onto your skin with circular movements and rinse it with warm water. These simple steps will help you to get rid of the dead skin cells on your body. Honey acts as a nourishing lubricant. It also has moisturising properties.
#2- Honey Face Pack
You can easily make a DIY mask for your face with honey. After washing your face, spread 1 teaspoon of raw honey on your dry skin and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse it with warm water. This also gets rid of blackheads over time due to active ingredients. Repeat this at least twice a week and you will see amazing results.
#3- Honey Sugaring Strip (hair removal)
The new alternative to waxing is sugaring which is safer and less abrasive. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one teaspoon of lemon juice and three tablespoons of brown sugar. Boil the mixture until it turns brown, then wait until it cools a bit. Apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth and let the paste cool to a solid strip. Now, hold the skin taut with one hand, and with the other, pull the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Make sure that you pull across, close to the skin and not away from it.