What else can be as sweet as honey from the bees? Being the man’s oldest known sweetener, honey is the best and yummiest substitute for sugar in your drinks and food. But did you know that aside from its glucose and fructose components, honey also contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Have minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulfur, iron and phosphate. It even has copper, iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. What’s great is that if you happen to have allergies, honey can be helpful. It is believed to prevent your seasonal allergies by eating honey that is locally in your area. This is because bees use the pollen from local plants and eventually it ends up in your honey. Honey may also be good for your skin as it has the ability to attract water. The good news is that honey is also safe for sensitive skin.
You can use honey as a hair moisturizer. All you need to do is mix the honey with olive oil. Just be sure to wash your hair thoroughly before going outside. For sore throat, simply take some honey. Honey’s natural anti-inflammatory effect aids in healing wounds more quickly. There is even proof that honey diluted in water will help alleviate stomachaches and dehydration.
We know that honey has antibacterial and moisturizing properties, while sugar can be used for exfoliation. Do you know that by mixing the two together you can have an instant and safest facial scrub that also serves as a moisturizer?
Try this honey-sugar facial scrub. It is so easy to make and you can apply it in less than a half hour.
- Mild soap
- Step 1: Wash your face first using mild soap and water and dry your face with a soft towel.
- Step 2: Mix honey and sugar. Take 1 tablespoon of sugar and put it in the bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of honey.
- Step 3: Just like your usual facial scrubs apply the honey and sugar mix to your face. Be very gentle though so as not to over exfoliate your skin.
- Step 4: Sit down and relax. Set your timer and leave it on to your face for about 25 minutes. You may prefer to lie down because sometimes the honey can get runny. Put a towel across your chest to catch any honey that drips.
- Step 5: After 25 minutes you may have to get your hands a little bit wet and gently start rubbing the mask into your skin. Do this for approximately 45 seconds. If you have sensitive skin, do it for 20 seconds. Thoroughly rinse your face making sure that you get all traces of the honey off. Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.