If you want to look sweet, how about using something sweet for skin care. If that sounds odd, let me make it plain and simple, and talk about skin care with something as sweet as honey. Honey which is used to dress up some of the most lip smacking desserts is an excellent ingredient for skin care, as well.
Honey has loads of benefits to offer, both for good overall health and for your skin. It has a magical healing touch which makes it a real favorite, as a home remedy, for several skin problems. Natural honey is loaded with essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, chlorine, sulfur, potassium, sodium, phosphate and iron, and with vitamins like vitamin B. and C.
The kind of lovely nutritional composition that honey has, it certainly is a great ingredient for all your skin care recipes. There are several ways in which you can use it as a mask, or a toner, or a cleanser, to treat and pamper your skin. Most of the nutrients found in honey are in a form that can be easily absorbed by the skin.
Apart from nutrition, honey has excellent moisturizing properties to maintain and enhance the elasticity, softness and suppleness of your skin. And before I give you some great beauty recipes made with honey, I would like to mention just one more thing that honey also helps in repairing the damage caused by UV rays.
Honey based skin cleanser
Take 1tbsp. of ground almonds and mix it with equal quantities of lemon juice and honey, and rub it on your face. Later you can rinse it off with warm water. It’s an excellent exfoliating mix, and will leave your skin refreshed.
Honey based face mask
Take one egg white, a little bit of glycerin, 2tbsp. of honey and mix it with a little flour to make a smooth paste, spread it on your face and wash it off after about fifteen minutes.
Honey to cure Acne
First wipe your face with cotton ball dipped in salted warm water and then coat your skin with some honey and leave it on your skin for about fifteen minutes before you wash it off. Follow it for a few days, and both acne and acne marks will completely disappear.