Even if you’re not a fan of honey, it is simply a must-have food in your kitchen. This ancient and extremely useful fare is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, and biologically active substances. Honey has bactericidal, moisturizing, soothing, and invigorating effects.
Bright Side has chosen the best and easiest beauty recipes for your skin and hair that feature honey.
1. For clear and spotless skin
Recipe 1. Apply a 1:1 mixture of cinnamon and honey to the inflammation area. Wash it off after 10 minutes. This mixture normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, possesses an antibacterial effect, and improves your complexion.
Recipe 2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon, and add 1 tsp of honey. Apply to clean and dry skin; wash off after 20 minutes. Do this 1-2 times a week. Apart from its effect on pimples, this mask will help narrow the pores and whiten and moisturize the skin.
Recipe 3. Crush 2 aspirins into powder, then add 4-5 drops of lemon juice and some honey. Mix them together, and apply to the troubled zone for a night. It’s best to cover the mask with a bandage. The morning after, the reddening will diminish quite a bit, and the inflammation will come up to the surface and heal faster.
Result: After using night honey masks, the girl in this photo saw results in just 2 weeksand was able to ditch artificial anti-pimple agents.
2. For skin whitening and removing dark circles
You’re going to need 1/2 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and 1 tsp of natural yogurt. Apply the mixture to your skin 1-2 times a week for 20 minutes. It’ll help you lighten an unwanted tan and pigment spots.
Moreover, you can remove dark circles under your eyes using the following recipe: 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of fresh cucumber juice, and 1 tsp of potato juice.
Result: The lady in the photo was able to lighten her skin using a mask of honey, yogurt, lemon juice, potatoes, and baking soda.
3. For glowing skin
Recipe 1. Mix 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of milk. Apply the mixture to your face with a cotton pad; wash it off after 10 minutes. This mask is an excellent moisturizer: it fills the skin with crucial vitamins and amino acids, increases skin elasticity, and aids with fighting wrinkles.
Recipe 2. Mix 1 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of aloe sap. This is a universal recipe for nourishing and moisturizing any type of skin. If you are prone to peeling, you can add a few drops of olive oil to the mask.
Result: The girl in the photos did a face massage with honey for 5 weeks, and significant changes are already evident: lightened skin, even tone, reduced inflammation, and a moisturizing effect.
4. For perfect non-peeling skin
A simple recipe for a facial scrub: mix 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of oat flakes, massage into the skin, then wash it off.
Result: The girl in the photo recommends using a scrub made of honey, oats, green tea, and water for people with any skin type for its exfoliation, tone evening, and regeneration.
5. For soft and seductive lips
Mix honey, sugar, and olive oil, and give your lips a good massage. Then wash it off, and apply some caring balm. Alternatively, you can use brown sugar, honey, and Vaseline.
Result: Rub your lips with a moist toothbrush dipped into a mixture of sugar and honey for 2 minutes. Then wash the remedy off, rinse the brush, and scrub your lips again. After a single application, you’ll get the same result as the girl in the photo: your lips will get softer and stop peeling, and the cracks will heal.
6. For thick and shiny hair
Recipe 1: To nourish and moisturize your hair. Mix honey and 1 egg yolk in equal proportions, apply to clean moist hair, and keep on for at least 30 minutes.
Recipe 2: To nourish hair and make it shiny. Mix 2 parts honey and 1 part olive oil, spread on your hair, and rinse after 30 minutes.
Recipe 3: To make hair strong, shiny, and speed up growth. Reduce 2 bananas into a gruel, then add 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Spread the mask evenly on your hair, keep it on for half an hour, then wash off with a shampoo.
Result: This photo presents the result of applying a hair mask with honey, banana, curd, and coconut oil, which makes the hair softer and thicker, nourishes it, and gives it a glow.
7. For scar whitening
Daily masks of honey, lemon juice, yogurt, and oat flakes applied for 5-10 minutes can speed up the healing process, lighten the skin, and prevent the formation of welts. The scars can also be treated with pure honey applied to the skin for the whole night; proceed with this treatment until the scars lighten.
As a result, the scar tissue will get smooth, and red scars will lighten like those the girl in the photo had.
8. For delicate hair removal
Mix 1/4 cup of honey, 1.5 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of water. Boil on low heat until the sugar completely dissolves and bubbles start popping to the surface. Cool the mixture, and apply to the skin where you want your hair removed. Then cover the area with a cotton cloth, smooth it out, and take off with a jerk.
Result: This sugaring performs a delicate hair removal, preventing ingrowing while also nourishing and softening the skin. Over time, the hairs become thinner, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new smooth legs for up to 3 weeks!