Honey has been used for centuries n recipes, face serums, and other household remedies. It also tastes great. I’m sure we have all had a sore throat at some point and our moms have recommend putting honey in some tea to soothe our sore throats. Honey has antibacterial properties which is why it works well in situations from sore throat to acne. Honey is also antifungal so it prevents any type of infection, from an open wound, to active teenage acne. I have seen great results from using honey in my face masks.
When used on the skin, honey can help moisturize, fight aging, and help fight bacteria. Anyone with teenage acne knows that some products can dry out skin so the fact that honey can help prevent dryness, aging, and acne is definitely a plus. Honey can be used as a moisturizing mask, exfoliator, and even can help lighten acne scars. Anytime I use just straight raw honey on my face, and massage, lots of my tiny little bumps that typically have on my cheeks, they tend to disappear within a day or two.
I use raw honey in a few different concoctions for my teenage acne and I have seen pretty decent results from using honey in just a few recipes. My most favorite uses for raw honey are using it as a moisturizing mask, a pore cleanser, and as a scar fader. Raw honey has so many benefits and you can see incredible results if you use the honey correctly. When using it as a moisturizing mask all you need to do is take a tablespoon or two of honey, rub it all over your face, and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Mixing honey with other products can increase the productivity of the honey. I use a mixture of raw honey and jojoba oil to help pull out the dirt from my pores. And finally, my favorite recipe, honey as a scar fader. Honey is anti-inflammatory so honey works well for the lightening of scars. Mix honey and olive oil, place over desired area, massage the mixture and rinse with water.
These recipes have worked well for my skin and hopefully they work for your skin too.