8 amazing benefits of using honey on your face



Honey ranks high on the list as one of the prettiest ingredients to add to your beauty regime. Call it liquid gold and it will live up to the glimmer.

Dive in and you’ll unearth a treasure of beauty benefits that span skin, hair and nail health.

So the next time you feel like pampering yourself with a home remedy reach out to the honey jar here’s every reason why:

1. Hydration

Honey is a humectant, a substance that does both, draws out moisture and helps retain it. To simplify it, applying honey will hydrate your face without making it too oily. As it helps strike the right balance, it’s a good fit for all skin types (yes, even those of you who are busy wiping that sheen of excess sebum off your face).

Tip: Replace your face wash with honey. Simply apply one tablespoon of honey to your face, massage gently in small circular motions, and rinse clean.

2. Exfoliation

Removal of dead skin cells is a must, which makes exfoliation a not-to-skip step in your beauty routine. This is when honey’s mild exfoliating ability comes to the forefront. It will help you achieve fresh, smooth skin by sloughing off the dead skin cells gently and without any discomfort.

 For best results, pair honey with brown sugar, preferably aiming for fine granules. Alternately, you can go for oats and honey face scrub.

3. Skin brightening

Ever heard, chasing that honeyed glow? That pretty much sums it all. The delicate gleam that honey exudes in its appearance also induces in your skin when applied topically. This might be a good time to ponder upon why all de-tan face treatments have honey as its key ingredient. It helps remove the tan, enhancing the complexion with that boost of natural glow.

Tip: Try a honey-yoghurt face pack for that flawless glow! If you are aiming at tan removal, team it with tomato juice.

4. Pore cleansing and tightening

A powerhouse of antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, honey helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads and works as an effective pore-cleansing and tightening agent.

 Opt for skin soothing oils like coconut or jojoba for added benefits.

5. Fight skin concerns

The same components that make honey a great cleanser, play a significant role in purifying the skin. This is a great add-on to your skincare routine if you are fighting adult acne. Many have noticed honey’s healing benefits even in the case of autoimmune skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

 Do a patch test before indulging in at-home honey treatments.

6. Fading spots

Honey not only helps get rid of acne but also plays a significant role in after-care. There’s finally a natural cure for those stubborn spots and blemishes that stay long after the breakouts subside.

 Opt for an organic, raw variant of honey to get the best out of it.

7. Soothing sunburns

Honey acts as a source of nutrition for damaged tissues. Sun damage being one of the major factors behind modern skin concerns, make the healing touch of honey all the more essential. Simply applying a thin layer of honey helps soothe inflammation and reduces redness instantly.

 Make a paste of honey and aloe vera to soothe sunburns.

8. Diminishing wrinkles

Be it stressed and tired eyes, puffiness after a night of heavy drinking, or ageing subtly showing its sign, honey’s mild nature makes it safe to be used on the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes with effective results.

 Dilute honey in filtered water for easy and smooth application. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing your face.

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