Hydrating, soothing, anti-bacterial, cleansing and yummy on toast -- is there anything Honey can't do? Learn about this all time hero skincare ingredient and how to make it work for your skin, sing hooray for honey!!
Your honey doesn't need to be manuka or organic or anything fancy at all! Your normal, supermarket honey will do the job. When mixing honey with other ingredients always warm it up slightly first, the consistency changes dramatically to a much runnier texture. It's much less sticky than you think and easily dissolves in water to rinse away with no troubles at all!
Probably the easiest facemask in the world is a spoonful of honey spread all over your face and rinsed off 10 minutes later. If you've never done this you're missing out on what is probably the most instant and dramatic brightening treatment in your cupboard or on the shop shelf alike. Apply at the beginning of an important day - graduation, wedding - any kind of event - and you'll have radiant photos to gaze back on.
We already love the oil cleansing method for night-time but did you hear about the popularity of the honey-cleansing method? If you've run out of your normal morning cleanser, nip downstairs and grab your bottle of honey! Squeeze out a blob, smooth over your face and as it warms on your skin just massage in the same way you would any other cleanser. If it's slightly crystallised in the cold weather, don't worry, you've got yourself an exfoliator too! N.B. Honey isn't great at removing make-up so keep it as a morning cleanser.
Redness? Big angry spots? Irritation?
1. Mix your honey with natural youghurt or whizz up some oats in the blender and mix mix mix, smooth over your face for 10 minutes. . .
2. Mix your honey with green tea and soak a compressed sheet mask in it then apply to your face for up to an hour
. . .rinse off and in the morning you'll be looking much calmer.
Honey is nature's natural anti-bacterial. So if you have any spots that you just couldn't stop yourself from picking and squeezing, ensure they don't get infected by smoothing over a dab of honey - perfect for if you don't like the smell of tea tree oil! You can also add it to this wonderful acne-fighting toner too!
Keep a bottle in your bathroom and whip it out whenever your skin needs a lift. Relax with a thick layer when you're in the bath and the steam will help it get down into your pores.
One last note, as I found out when doing a quick honey cleanse yesterday - never get honey in your eyes!! Ouch!
Skincare is all about having the right ingredients, here is a wonderful place to start; skincare hero ingredient - HONEY!
Ciao for now