Regardless of whether you’re a skincare buff or not, you must have heard the savviest of skincare enthusiasts regard honey as a one-stop-solution for all skin woes. From fighting acne, delivering pumps of moisture to the skin, and cleansing the scalp, there’s nothing this mighty ingredient can’t do. But there are a few benefits that this humectant isn’t celebrated enough for. So, we’re listing them down for you. Read all about the lesser-known beauty benefits of honey, ahead.
- 01. Acts as a healant
- 02. Soothes skin conditions
- 03. Diminishes stretch marks
- 04. Moisturises the cuticles
- 05. Acne spot treatment
01. Acts as a healant
Honey is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that heal wounds, scars and burns quickly. This ability is attributed to honey’s acidic pH as well, which encourages blood to release oxygen, and accelerates the process of healing. Just apply a little bit to an inflamed area and let the ingredient work its magic.
02. Soothes skin conditions
If you have eczema or psoriasis, and you’re looking for a natural ingredient to soothe and calm the skin, honey is your saviour. Just apply it topically. You can go over patches of redness caused by breakouts too.
03. Diminishes stretch marks
A topical application of raw honey infused with propolis can diminish the visibility of stretch marks and discolouration on the skin. And because it’s also an antioxidant, honey can nourish damaged skin, and fade scars in the process. Just massage it on the concerned area in circular motions for about two minutes.
04. Moisturises the cuticles
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it can trap moisture from the surrounding and draw it to the skin. By applying it on and around the cuticles, you’re nourishing the skin, and warding off unwanted dryness. Rub a little on the cuticles, and rinse it off within ten minutes.
05. Acne spot treatment
Honey works wonders to treat acne. Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, it inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and also speeds up the skin’s healing process. And because it’s anti-inflammatory in nature, it reduces the redness and swelling caused due to acne.
Written by Urvi Shah on Dec 17, 2021
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