Honey, I Love You: Fun Ways to Incorporate Honey into Your Beauty Regime

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Honey:  it’s such an iconic ingredient in so many different aspects.  Whether it’s Winnie the Pooh and his “hunny” pots or the classic honey bear container, honey is a substance that we all recognize and know … or is it?  There are lots of ways to incorporate honey into your beauty routine that you may not know about!

Scar Fader

Did you know that honey has scar-fading properties? If you simply massage it into scarred or stretch-marked skin it can help to heal up the scars!

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Moisturizer

Honey is also a humectant, which means it will keep your hair and skin moisturized if you know how to use it! For a cuticle or lip moisturizer, just put a little bit of honey on the dry area, leave for 10 (or so) minutes, and then wash it off… voila! Smooth, moisturized skin for days!

Here’s a super simple honey mask (via Don’t Mess with Mama) you can make at home. Be sure to do a patch test beforehand to assure that you’re not allergic to any ingredients!

What you’ll need
  1. 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  2. 1 tablespoon of uncooked oatmeal
What you’ll do
  1. Grind up the oats in a blender until they are powder
  2. Mix with the honey
  3. Apply the mask to your face
  4. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  5. Use a washcloth soaked in warm water to wipe it off
  6. Enjoy your newly exfoliated skin!
Acne Spot Treatment

If you have a breakout, try smearing a little raw honey onto it and waiting a few minutes before rinsing it off.  The anti-bacterial properties help to keep your skin’s bacteria in proper balance.  It can even help the redness to go down!

Hair Conditioner/Moisture Mask

Honey is good for your hair as well, in that it can leave it silky smooth and hydrated.  For a simple hair mask (via Women’s Health) that’ll leave your hair soft and luxurious, follow the steps below.

What you’ll need
  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 1/2 cup unprocessed honey
  3. 1/4 cup of olive oil
What you’ll do
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Apply to your hair and scalp
  3. Let sit for 20-25 minutes
  4. Wash out with cool water & shampoo
  5. Comb through your hair
  6. Wash again (if needed)

According to Women’s Health, this mask can be used 2-3 times per month!

Burn Reliever

Honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that make it perfect for helping to heal or soothe a burn.  After you get a sunburn or any other type of burn, clean it and then rub honey into it to help calm the burning sensation.

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