Honey is delicious with toast and a great tea sweetener. But did you know that honey can be made to beauty treats? Did you also know that honey has a nourishing and relaxing effect on the skin? If you want to pamper your skin and give it a youthful appearance, concoct beauty treats with honey in them!
The great thing about making your own beauty treatment at home is that only fresh and raw natural ingredients are used. You can avoid exposing yourself to additives, preservatives and other chemicals that can be toxic not just to the skin but your overall health.
Cleopatra and Poppea Used Honey for Youthful Appearance
For many centuries, honey has been hailed as a potent anti-aging skin care product. Historical beauties such as Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and Poppea, the wife of infamous Roman emperor Nero, used honey in their skin as well as hair care routines. These legendary beauties believed that honey can keep them looking youthful. But is there any truth to the claims of these two legendary beautiful women?
The Science Behind Honey’s Anti-aging Prowess
It turns out that not only were Cleopatra and Poppea very beautiful they were also very smart. Honey is packed with antioxidants and flavanoids. Antioxidants protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and aid in the repair of damaged cells. Antioxidants are also known to trigger cell renewal. Flavanoids also act as antioxidants giving honey a powerful boost in its anti-aging abilities. Honey is also a humectant meaning it has the ability to attract moisture and retaining it as well therefore the skin is kept smooth and soft. Another great thing about using honey on the skin is the fact the moisture level in the skin is rebuilt without leaving it oily.
Ready for Your DIY Honey Beauty Treat?
Here is a very simple beauty treat made with honey. It is so simple that you only need one ingredient! You guessed that right! All you need is raw honey! This facial mask is suited for anyone even those with sensitive skin. Honey cleanses and purifies the skin gently so you don’t have to worry about having a reaction (except of course, if you belong to that very tiny percentage of the population who are allergic to honey itself).
The Honey Beauty Treat
Once you have the raw honey, all you need to do is scoop a spoonful of it and apply it on your face just like a mask. Leave the honey mask for around 20 minutes and then rinse off with water. For best results repeat application for around 3-4 times a week.
Try this lovely honey facial mask and you’ll soon be feeling and looking like a queen!
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