8 Unexpected Uses of Honey in Your Beauty Routine

Honey has been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times. This is due to the number of properties it contains and the benefits it has on our health. We usually use honey as a food because it is a good natural sweetener, but do you know how beneficial it can be for hair and skin?

Here we will tell you about the benefits of applying honey to our body and how we can add it to our beauty routine.

1. Repair cracked heels

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Honey has moisturizing and regenerative properties, which is why it is a good ally against unsightly cracked heels.

To recover the softness of your heels:

  • Pour half a glass of honey into a basin containing lukewarm water.
  • Soak your feet for twenty minutes and massage them from time to time.
  • After this time, use the pumice stone to smooth out the rough edges.
  • When you have dried your feet, use moisturizing cream to finish the process.
  • You should practice this remedy until your feet recover their hydration.

2. Improves skin imperfections

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The enzymes in honey make it an excellent ingredient for cleaning the pores of the skin, eliminating blackheads and blemishes. It also acts on possible acne scars, improving their appearance by softening them.

Its bactericidal action keeps our skin clean. We can mix it with other products such as coconut oil to enhance its properties and balance the health of our skin.

Honey and coconut oil mask:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Mix these two ingredients well and apply them on your face. Let the mask act for fifteen minutes and then remove it with warm water. Use this mask twice a week and you will notice its effect on your skin.

3. It is a good exfoliator

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The composition of honey makes it a good base to create a perfect exfoliant. Combined with other products, we will be able to get rid of dead skin cells in a natural way.

Facial scrub:

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric

Clean the skin beforehand to make the scrub more effective. Apply the mixture with a gentle massage in circles, and let it act for 10 minutes. After this time, remove with warm water and moisturize.

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You can exfoliate not only your face, but also your body and feet. Here are a few more recipes to try.

Body scrub:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coarse salt
  • you can also add a banana

Heat the honey over low heat and mix with the olive oil and the mashed avocado. When these ingredients are well mixed, add the salt. Apply this mixture by massaging your skin in circles. When done, rinse off with lukewarm water to moisturize the skin.

Foot scrub:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour

Massage this mixture into your feet for a few minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water and moisturize your feet.

4. Heals burns

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Honey contains antibacterial and regenerative properties that are key to treating burns, even those caused by the sun. All we have to do is apply pure honey to the burned area and let it dry. If it is uncomfortable to leave the burn exposed to the air, it can be covered with gauze, remembering to change it once a day until the burn is healed.

5. Acts as a lip balm

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Honey’s nourishing properties make it the perfect ingredient to moisturize your lips. You can dab a little pure honey on your lips before bed and leave it on overnight. Or, if you prefer, you can make your own lip balm to use during the day.

Lip balm recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 drops of some essential oil (not essential)

Melt the beeswax in a saucepan over high heat. When it is liquid, add the honey, essential oil and olive oil, stirring constantly. When all ingredients are well mixed, pour the mixture into a container. Once it cools and solidifies, you are ready to use your lip balm.

6. Strengthens hair and nails

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If what we want is to strengthen our nails and our hair, we can achieve it thanks to the properties of honey together with those of other ingredients.

Strengthening mask for hair and nails:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Mix the ingredients well and apply to both hair and nails with a gentle massage. Leave on for ten minutes and rinse with water, preferably cold. You will notice that your nails will be less brittle and your hair will be healthier and shinier. This mask should be used twice a week.

7. Moisturizes the skin

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Honey has moisturizing properties that make it perfect for moisturizing even the driest skin. You can choose to add two tablespoons of honey to your bath. When you leave, you will notice that your body skin is softer. You can also make a body moisturizer for daily use.

Body lotion recipe:

  • 5 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of rose oil
  • 2 cups of almond oil

Mix all ingredients well in a glass jar and shake vigorously. Apply this lotion to wet skin after showering. Do this every day and you will see improvement in the driest areas of your body.

8. Improve the health of your hair

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If you have problems with your hair such as hair loss, dandruff, or lack of moisture, honey can help. This ingredient revitalizes the scalp, helping to prevent hair loss. It also hydrates and adds shine to your hair.

Hair mask recipe:

  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 10 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water

Mix the ingredients into a homogeneous paste and apply after washing your hair. Leave on for five minutes and then rinse your hair. You can use this mask twice a week for a perfect result.

You have already seen how you can have healthy and beautiful skin and hair with an ingredient as simple and inexpensive as honey. Did you know these tricks?

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