If you love all things DIY, then you should better note that bottle of sweet and sticky honey in your kitchen. Aside from making our tea tastier than usual, honey is a multitasking product that’s known for providing beauty benefits. Want better skin, hair, and nails? You just need a bottle of honey.
Honey is packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that work magic on many beauty problems. It’s a natural humectant, drawing moisture from the air into the skin. It fights bacteria and helps heal the skin.
Honey is smoothing, calming, antibacterial, and packed with antioxidants. When added to a face mask, honey is moisturizing and gives you that extra glow we all need. When used in a hair mask, honey helps hair growth and strengthens your hair. It also can help with dandruff.
Here, we share with you the many ways to use honey this weekend – try one and tell us about it in the comments!
How to make pore cleanser
You need: 1 tablespoon honey + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
The enzymes clarify the skin, and help with any bacteria buildup that can cause breakouts.
How to make an exfoliator
You need: 1 tablespoon honey + 1 tablespoon baking soda
Baking soda is a gentle exfoliator that breaks down dead skin cells. Honey moisturizes and soothes.
Use honey for zit control
You need: Spot-apply honey on breakouts.
Honey’s anti-fungal and anti-bacterial powers help kill the bacteria that causes breakouts. It’s an anti-inflammatory, too, so it can help reduce redness and irritation.
Hand soak with honey
You need: 3 tablespoons honey + 1 cup warm water
So moisturizing, and your hands will smell amazing. We like doing this after doing chores, when hands feel very dry and still smell like detergent (yuck).
How to use honey for nail treatment
You need: 1 tablespoon honey + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Honey and coconut oil moisturize, condition and protect the nails, while the apple cider vinegar helps soften any hard skin and restores your skin’s PH levels for healthy growth.
Use honey as a hair conditioner
You need: 1 tablespoon raw honey + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
This penetrates into the hair shaft to condition the cuticle and restores shine. You can also mix 1 teaspoon of honey into your shampoo (lather and rinse like you normally would).
How to use honey as a whitening mask
You need: 2 tablespoons honey + 1 cup mashed ripe papaya
This mask can help with uneven or dull skin tone. Papaya has natural whitening enzymes, and honey will soothe the skin.
Make honey your glow-getter
You need: 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 half banana, mashed
Bananas are another wonder ingredient that can exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. Paired with honey, your skin will feel smoother and look more radiant.