Natural Beauty Benefits of Honey

by Somreeta Mukherjee on May 14, 2011 · 26 comments

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Honey: Rediscover Your Beauty With Its Natural Goodness

Honey is an indispensible ingredient when it comes to beauty treatments. Its anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and hydrating properties make it integral to regular beauty routines. Sugars, waxes and traces of minerals are found in honey. It is an anti-irritant that is suitable for every skin types, including sensitive skin. It is excellent to keep your skin soft, supple and smooth. Honey in its purest form, can be used as a natural moisturizer and cleanser. It is a vital constituent while making natural body scrubs, face packs and beauty masks. It is wonderful for keeping your hair shiny and functions as a natural hair conditioner.

Are you wondering how you can pamper your skin with honey? Here are a few easy recipes for you:
• Mix half a cup of honey in your bath; this will keep your skin soft and healthy.
• Take a bit of milk powder on your palm and mix it with one spoon of honey. Apply it on your face and rinse off with warm water. This can be used as a facial cleanser on a daily basis to get rid of make up and dirt.
• Apply a concoction of honey and lemon juice in equal quantities on your face and neck. Let it stay for twenty minutes and then, rinse it off with warm water. It rejuvenates your skin.
• To get smooth complexion and flawless skin, mix a cup of honey with three spoons of rose water. Massage your skin with this mixture.
• Mix one cup of honey with one cup of coarse sea salt. Add olive oil or almond oil (1/4 of a cup). Use this mixture to scrub your face and body to reveal glowing skin. Use circular motions at the time of scrubbing and rinse thoroughly.
• Mixing chopped almonds with a spoon of honey and using it as a scrub can work wonders to your skin. Be gentle to your skin while rubbing and then, rinse off, preferably with warm water.
• If you want to treat acnes and fine lines with simple home made remedies, take a spoon of almond oil and mix it with two spoons of honey. Massage your skin gently with this combination for three to five minutes. Leave it on your skin for twenty minutes. Rinse it off with warm water first and then, with cold water.
• Prepare a rich and soothing skin lotion by mixing a spoon of honey with a spoon of cooking oil and a bit of lemon juice (1/4 part of a spoon). Apply on your hands, elbows and heels with a cotton swab. Leave for fifteen minutes and rinse with warm water.
• Whip egg white with a spoon of honey. Add flour to make a paste. Mix thoroughly and apply it on your face. This firming mask should be left on your skin for around ten minutes and then rinsed off with lukewarm water.
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Not only is honey wonderful for your skin, but it is also amazing for taking care of your long tresses. Rediscover beautiful hair with the following tips:
• Add one spoon of honey to four cups of lukewarm water. Mix thoroughly and use it as a hair rinse after you shampoo your hair to keep your hair soft and shiny.
• Honey is laden with moisture and thus, it can be used as a conditioner to deep condition your hair. Add a quarter cup of honey to two spoons of olive oil or almond oil and two spoons of pure aloe vera gel. Apply it on damp hair, keep for half and hour and rinse.
• Honey is very effective when applied on dry hair. Try massaging your scalp and ends of hair with honey mixed with warm olive oil. Wrap your hair with foil paper and leave for about twenty minutes. Rinse.

Thus, honey is an exquisite gift of nature and it can be a perfect treat to your hair and skin. The ultimate all round beauty potion that it is, the incorporation of honey in regular skin care and hair care regimen is not at all a new concept as you might think it to be; it can be traced back to ancient history. Did you know that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a “woman of surpassing beauty” and “irresistible charm” bathed in milk and honey to sustain her magnificence? Louis XV’s last mistress, Madame du Barry, was known to apply honey on her face to preserve her youthful look. Queen Anne of England used a blend of honey and oil to care for her thick long hair, gorgeous and lustrous. You too can indulge in the goodness of honey to rediscover your beauty in the natural way.

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khushi May 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Nice Review ….
I myself use honey everyday with lemon as a face wash …. n its effect, I can see myself.
My skin hates chemical products n hence I tend to use home remedies mostly. N this honey wala concept just makes skin sooooo good …. I love it :yahoo: :yahoo:

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aaliya kashmiri May 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

heyy somreeta, this is sooooo helpful and all natural and home remedies…..!!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: i ‘ll try todayy itself…always heard abt the benefits but was tooo lazy to try..!! :yelo: but i ll try it tonite itself…a veryyy nice revieww.. :happydance:

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shanaiia May 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Nice article :) Honey works well on my skin :)

but i tried for my hair…olive oil and honey mixed..didnt really help :(( :((

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Tapaswini Swain May 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I use it twice a week, honey erases wrinkles, fine lines effectively too !! :waytogo:

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komal May 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm

:D i use honey as a cream :P in winters i just apply it one my face and let it sit for an hour or some minuets , it makes skin so shiny and nice :) . even just putting it on your face and washing it off within a minuet does the trick

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tarry May 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Khushi :) thanks a lot !! even I use lemon and honey on my skin everyday and I am really happy wth it :toothygrin:
Aaliya, I am sure u would love it..just try it once.. :)
Rita :) Thanx a lot :woot:

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Rati May 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Welcome to iMBB Somreeta. :))

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aaliya kashmiri May 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

@rati…. i have mailed u …checkk..ccheeckkk.. :toothygrin:
@ somreeta…guess what i have honey on my face right noww… :woot:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

dats great Aaliya :yes: :toothygrin:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Shanaiia..though I am not sure about ur hair type…why dont you try mixing honey with curd and a bit of lemon juice??? I use it for my hair and its good :) helps to keep hair soft and keep dandruff at bay!! :jiggy1:

Hi Komal :) I too do that when I dont have lemon at home :P

Tapaswini..I agree :) honey has a lot of benefits really!!

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shanaiia May 15, 2011 at 12:39 am

I got oily roots and dry frizzzy ends …

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Ohhh Shanaiia….my hair type too is somewhat like dat!..on top of dat, last 2 yrs have been horrible :cry: dandruff and hair fall! oh God! :headbang: this particular pack was helpful! i think the curd honey lemon thing gonna help..shampoo and then rinse with tea liquor :bravo:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Thanx a lot Rati :) im indeed so happy to be a part of it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Aruna May 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

i will try the honey with rose water tonight :)..also, is it good for all skin types?

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Aruna May 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

and i see that honey needs to be mixed with something in order for it to be effective. i suppose direct use of honey might not be as effective..

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Hey Aruna, honey with rosewater mixture is known to be good for all skin types :toothygrin: in fact, mixing one teaspoon of honey with three to five drops of rosewater is good for treating acnes too!! u can apply honey directly on your skin and it works wonders :woot: just make sure that you wipe your face with a cloth dipped in warm water before application (this will open the pores). keep for 20..25 mins and wash off first with warm water and then with cold water :)

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khushi May 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm

wow …. Comments here have revealed so many more secrets …. Loads of Luv 2 all d members of IMBB n IMBB toooo :) :) :dance:

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 9:41 am

Great Review Somreeta :)) .. & a Warm Welcome to IMBB.. :drunk: :drunk:

hey Guys, Which Honey is most effective as im using Dabur Honey & someone says that they are Fake.. :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: is it correct.. :suspense: :suspense:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 16, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hi Swati..Thanx a ton :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
By the way..the best way to check if a reputed brand of honey is pure or not is to check the label and see if there is a list of ADDITIVES..If no mention…it is said to be pure :lashes: so, check the DABUR honey bottle:) crystallized or granulated honey can also be bought and they say…its a mark of purity
**I was lucky dat we had a beehive in our house (tree in our garden) and we got a big jar of honey from it with the help of the beekeeper :yahoo: :yahoo: i use that honey!

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 10:25 am

Lucky you Somreeta :)) & i will surely check out if there is any Additives in Dabur’s List. :suspense: :suspense: .
i also need a beehive with beekeeper.. :evilgrin: :P

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

hahaha :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Radha September 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

Can I use honey in my henna,that is when applying my hair.

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Nidhi Pandey January 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

:thanks: 4 the useful info Somreeta! Today I am searching home remedies and uses of such natural ingredients..n this is the 2nd article I found written by you :) M curious from whr do u collect such info..?

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