The more I read the more find I find honey skin care recipes for every part of the body. From Hair rinses to foot scrubs. This is one ingredient that you already have in the kitchen and may want to get a bigger bottle the next time you go to the store.
This article by Kay gives us great Info for honey skin care and why we should use it more!
By: Kay Zetkin, Thu Dec 8th, 2005 11:31:57 AM
Did you know that even many centuries ago, honey was a noted facial skin care product that’s an important part of the skin care treatment and even hair care of legendary beauties? Cleopatra was known to bathe herself in milk and honey. Poppea, the wife of Nero, used honey and milk as facial lotion. It helped to keep her looking youthful.
During the 1800s, when mass production of skin care products, hair treatment products and other cosmetics were already being done, honey was a noted ingredient. It is a natural formulation which answers to consumer’s demand for more natural skin care product agents.
Aside from being a natural beauty formulation, this nature’s offering turned out to be an antimicrobial agent! All-natural honey turned out to be an effective treatment for minor abrasions and burns.
Also, honey is a natural fit as a moisturizer. No wonder, it is a major ingredient in a variety of moisturizing products nowadays, like cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Honey is a humectant which attracts and retains water - a major factor to assist the body and facial skin’s ability to stay hydrated.
Those with sensitive skin and are worrying over the right skin care products for their babies, honey can help because of it’s anti-irritant properties. Preliminary studies also revealed that honey has significant natural antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants play a role in protecting the skin from the damage of UV rays and in aiding in skin rejuvenation. Honey is a very ideal ingredient in skin care products that ward off the UV ray’s damaging effect. If you are afraid that using of sun block creams and sunscreens dries your skin, you must look for honey as an ingredient in these products.
That’s not all. . Presently, a research is underway which will develop a process to use honey in creating alpha hydroxy acids. AHAs or Alpha hydroxyl acids are an important ingredient since it helps in exfoliating the skin or renewal of skin cells. Skin gives off a younger and vibrant glow whenever there is an increased exfoliation of the skin
You can use all-natural honey in lots of ways! For a fragrant and silky bathing experience, add ¼ cup of honey to your bath water. To achieve shiny hair, you should stir 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. if you are a blonde, adding a squeeze of lemon is a good move, too. Your mixture should be poured through your hair after shampooing. Do not rinse it out and dry out your hair through normal means.
You can also have a moisture mask by mixing 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of milk. Smooth the mixture over your face and throat and leave it on for about 10 mins. Then rinse off with warm water. By mixing 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and ¼ teaspoon lemon, you already have a smoothing skin lotion to apply on dry parts of your skin.
There’s many more! You can also have a honey cleansing scrub by mixing 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoons of finely ground almonds and ½ teaspoon lemon juice. Always remember to rinse off with warm water. -30-
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About the author: Kay Zetkin is the author name used by Lala C. Ballatan. She discovered the pleasure of writing through her daily journals as a teen-ager.
For her, writing is an effective tool to express your viewpoints... To write is already to choose, thus, writing should be done along with a critical mind and a caring soul. She hopes to become more professional, skilled and mature in her craft.
Honey Skin Care Recipes
Almond Oil Conditioner with Honey
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Almond Oil
1 tabnlespoon Wheat Germ
This is one conditioner that you can use after shampooing or before showering. Not only is this good for your hair, don't stop there go for your whole body.
Mix all of the ingredients in a cup. Spread from head to toe and rinse off with warm water.
Honey and Avocado Nail Cream I like both if these ingredients so putting them together in a honey skin care recipe is a natural.
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
1 egg yolk
Just a few drops of apple cider vinegar
1 pinch of Himalania salt.
I like Himalania salt because of the natural richness derived from iron and other minerals. It is also unrefined and uses no additives and no pollutants.
Mix all of the ingredients and rub the mixture into your nails. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off. This is one restoring honey skin care recipe.
Do you have a Honey Skin Care Recipe that you would like to share? Or stop back I'm always looking and I'm sure I will find more good honey skin care recipes and post them!!!!