When I was a little girl and I had a sore throat, my grandma always used to give me a spoonful of honey to soothe it. Well, honey isn't only good for curing sore throats - it's very beneficial for the skin, as well! Honey has moisturizing and antibacterial properties so it's great for acneic skin. Today I wanted to share with you 3 quick honey beauty recipes I've been enjoying recently!
♥ Honey mask
When I feel like pampering my skin, I'll do a quick mask using honey. All you need to do is literally cover your face in honey, leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it off using lukewarm water! Your skin will feel soft, smooth and hydrated and not at all tight like some masks can often do. This little at-home treatment is great for people with dry skin, but it's perfect for blemish prone-skin too. I have acne myself and I find my face feeling much less irritated and soft after this mask!
PS: don't be scared of putting honey on your skin - unlike olive oil which can also be used in at-home beauty treatments, honey rinses off super quickly. :)
♥ Honey and sugar scrub
I haven't bought a body scrub in months - you want to know why? I've been making my own honey and sugar scrub for the past few months, and it's been working wonders! First of all, it's much more gentle than most scrubs on the market, it exfoliates and nourishes at the same time; and second of all, it's cheap as chips and it lasts for ages! All you need to do to make your own honey and sugar scrub is pour some honey in a jar, then add some sugar and mix them until they reach a 'scrubby' texture. You can make a harsher scrub by adding more sugar (great to use on feet!), or a more gentle one by adding just a bit. Also, you can use it not only on your body, but on your face as well!
♥ Honey bath cream
When I really want to relax, I take a bath mixing a few spoonfuls of honey in the water. When I go out of the bath, not only my skin smells amazing, but it feels silky smooth and hydrated too! I will definitely be sure to do this in the warmer months too :)