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Can You Wash Your Face With Honey?

Angela Norman, Sponsored Post

Honey is as tasty and versatile as we all know of it. When it comes to self-care we have heard about the use of honey for ages and all the natural benefits from health to skincare. The answer is simple: its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, which make it an effective ingredient for treating a variety of skin conditions.

Honey is also a natural humectant, which means it helps to hydrate and retain moisture in the skin, making it great for dry or sensitive skin types. In this article, we dive into the benefits of including honey in your teenage skincare routine. Versatility Honey can be used in a variety of ways in skincare, such as in face masks, moisturizers, cleansers, and scrubs, providing a range of benefits to the skin. From using raw honey moisturizing masks before going to bed to including honey-infused leave-in conditioner in your hair wash routine, honey can be used in many different ways. It's also non-irritating, making it suitable for all skin types. It can be used as a:

  • CLEANSER: Honey can be mixed with water or other natural ingredients—coconut oil or yogurt—to create a gentle and effective cleanser that removes impurities and hydrates the skin.

  • MASK: Honey can be applied as a face mask to the skin to help reduce inflammation, hydrate the skin, and improve overall complexion. Use it in your DIY anti-aging face masks once a week to see the long-term effect on your skin.

  • MOISTURIZER: Honey can be mixed with other natural ingredients, such as aloe vera or avocado, to create a hydrating and nourishing moisturizer.

  • SPOT TREATMENT: Honey can be applied to specific problem areas, such as acne or eczema, to help reduce inflammation and promote healing.

  • SCRUB: Mix it with sugar or salt to create a gentle exfoliating scrub that removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores.

  • LIP BALM: Honey can be mixed with coconut oil or Shea butter to create a hydrating lip balm.

  • HAIR MASK: Coconut or olive oil when added to honey can be used to create a hair mask that can add shine and help with hair growth.


Highly Moisturizing Properties

We all know honey is packed with numerous healing properties but did you know that honey is also a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin, keeping it hydrated? Honey also has a high sugar content, which helps to keep the skin moisturized by slowing down the evaporation of water from the surface of the skin.


It's important to note that using honey alone may not provide enough hydration for those with extremely dry skin, especially if the humidity is low. In those cases, it's best to use it in combination with other moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin.


Including honey-infused oil or moisturizer in your daily skincare will result in supple and well-hydrated skin.


Antioxidant Properties for Preventing Early Ageing

The antioxidant properties of honey can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants neutralize these molecules, helping to prevent cell damage.


Honey also contains flavonoids and phenolic acids, which are antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from sun damage. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging.


It has also been found to increase collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin.


It's important to remember that honey is not a magic ingredient that will reverse all signs of aging, for a comprehensive anti-aging routine it's better to use it along with other anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids, vitamin C, and sunscreen.


To conclude, honey can be incorporated into your regular skincare routine in a variety of ways to take advantage of its beneficial properties. Here are a few examples:

  • AS A FACE MASK: Apply raw honey directly to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

  • AS A SPOT TREATMENT: Apply raw honey to individual pimples or blemishes to help reduce inflammation and bacteria.

  • AS A MOISTURIZER: Mix honey with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to create a moisturizing face cream.

It's important to note that honey is not suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin, it's best to patch test first, and if you experience any irritation discontinue use.

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