6 homemade skin products made with honey

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There are three reasons why we love honey: It"s a humectant, meaning it keeps things moist, it"s antibacterial so it stops the growth of bad-for-you bacteria, and it"s hygroscopic, meaning it has some serious healing powers. Got a jar lying around? Put it lớn good use in your beauty routine:

1. Moisturize skin.

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In the dry winter months, your skin is screaming for some extra hydration. Make a one ingredient moisturizing mask by spreading one teaspoon of pure honey on your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes và rinse with warm water.

If that"s too sticky for your taste, try Lather Honey Moisture Mask ($22, lather.com), which has the same moisturizing benefits.


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2. Clean pores.Mixed with oil such as coconut or olive, honey can become a killer makeup remover and cleanser. Rub a few drops of both oil & honey into your skin khổng lồ unclog pores. Rinse the mixture with warm water và a clean cloth.

3. Exfoliate dead skin.Add sugar or coffee grounds to lớn honey for a sweet body or face scrub. Combine two tablespoons of either to lớn two tablespoons of honey to create a paste. Rub this onto your skin in a circular motion và rinse with warm water.

For a store-bought version, consider Kiehl"s Crème De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Polish ($11, kiehls.com). Lượt thích pure honey, it promises to leave your skin soft and smooth.

4. Fade scars.

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Manuka honey is starting to make waves in both the medical & beauty world as a natural way to speed up the healing process. Apply a small drop of honey daily to an old scar & watch it fade faster.

You can also apply honey lớn a small burn to lớn help it heal faster. Just be sure not khổng lồ apply it lớn an mở cửa wound — honey might have bacteria in it and could aggravate an existing cut.

5. Condition hair.Add honey to coconut or olive oil & apply it to damp hair. Let it sit for trăng tròn minutes & rinse with warm water. We"re fans of the Herbal Essences Honey, I"m Strong Strengthening Conditioner ($2.50, amazon.com), which uses the nguồn of honey và apricot extracts.

6. Kick your bath up a notch.Dissolve two tablespoons of honey into one cup of hot water for about 10 minutes. địa chỉ cửa hàng a few drops of essential oils (we love lavender), & drop this mixture into a warm bath for a relaxing & soothing soak.

7. Remove unwanted hair.Hate the hair on your upper lip and chin? Instead of going khổng lồ an expensive salon tóc or buying a store-bought version, make your own wax. Phối one tablespoon of raw honey with three tablespoons of brown sugar và one teaspoon of lemon juice. Boil the mixture until it turns brown. After it cools slightly, add it khổng lồ your skin with a popsicle stick. Apply a cotton strip & rub in one direction. Gently, but quickly pull the cốt tông against your hair lớn remove it.

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