4 amazing things that will happen if you wash your face with honey every day

You won't need your face wash anymore, once you start using honey.

Dipannita Saha Dipannita Saha Sep 04, 2017
If you have honey, you won't need anything else for your skin. Photo: Pexels

 

Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, as compared to sugar or artificial products. After all, when you are trying to lose those extra inches from your waist, you can't depend on anything else. Not to mention the antiseptic qualities of honey that makes it everyone's go to medicine for sore throat. But did you know it is an amazing skin cleanser too? Yes, it's true.

Rich in antioxidants, honey delays visible signs of ageing from your skin. This natural product contains valuable vitamins and minerals, like iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, amino acids and enzymes, as well as Vitamins B and C. So, when you apply honey on your face as a cleanser, you introduce all these goodness into your skin, making it healthier.

We are not saying it. Even beauty and skin expert Shahnaz Husain agrees that the best way to wash your face is to wash it with honey. Here are four amazing things that happen when you use honey to cleanse your face.

Your Skin Will Be Clean And Well Hydrated

Ladies, you can't deny the fact that finding the right face wash or moisturizer for your skin type is the most difficult thing ever. Not to mention that most of the face washes strip your skin off all the moisture, making it dry and flaky. However, honey is one product that not only cleanses, but moisturizes your skin too.

Being a natural humectant, it draws moisture to the skin and even improves the skin's natural ability to retain moisture. It nourishes the skin when externally applied, while stimulating, toning, and tightening your pores. It may be very sticky to apply, but it leaves your skin fresh with a radiant glow.

It Will Make Your Skin Pimple-free

Honey's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties makes it the best cure for pimple and acne. In fact, people with acne often suffer from superficial dryness and flaking of the skin. You might not think of the thick, sweet stuff as a salve for breakouts, but its antibacterial powers are so strong that it can help acne.

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So what makes honey so effective on acne prone skin? Well, it has a very low pH, which makes it difficult  for a lot of bacteria to survive. It has about a 3.5 on average on the pH scale, and a lot of bacteria needs to thrive in closer to a 7 on the scale.

You Will Look Younger, As Your Wrinkles Will Start to Fade

As you age, your skin tends to lose its elasticity, making you look old. And no matter how many anti-ageing products you try, you can't deny the fact that they are all chemicals. However, honey is all natural. It not only promotes skin elasticity, but also smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. And you know the best part? It also exfoliates your skin. The alpha-hydroxy acid properties of its sugar base, it works like an exfoliant, lifting away dead, dry cells to even out your skin tone.

Honey Will Make Your Dark Circles Disappear

Stress and sitting on the computer for hours wreak havoc on your skin. It not only makes it dull, but also leads to dark circles, which only mars your otherwise pretty face. However, honey's moisturizing qualities have a plumping effect that can help to minimize the appearance of dark circles and soften fine lines.

All you need to do is apply a dollop of it onto damp, freshly washed skin and let it sit for a few minutes. Now wash it off with water and you'll see the instant difference on your blemishes.

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