We’ve spoken about the wonders of drinking a warm glass of honey and lime water first thing in the morning.
Here is a list of 3 DIY ways to use honey on your skin at home!
Honey and lime face mask
Take 2 tbsp of honey in a bowl. Add about 5-6 drops of freshly squeezed lemon. Stir this mixture lightly with your finger and apply it on your face in an upward direction all over the face starting from the cheek area. Make sure you have applied an equal amount all over. Let this honey and lime pack rest for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Honey is known for it’s moisturising qualities and lime is rich in Vitamin C and works as an antioxidant for the skin which help in skin lightening and works against any spots or blemishes. This pack should bring an immediate lightening and glowing effect to your face. Do it twice a week for best results.
Honey and almond scrub
It is equally essential to exfoliate your skin from time to time. For this scrub, you need about 8 crushed almonds (Crush them in a mixer to get a nice fine scrubby particle texture). Add 1-1/2 tbsp of honey depending on how correctly gewy you get this scrub. You don’t want the mix to be all watery and dripping on your face. Once you’ve got the correct consistency of the scrub, wet your face just a little and spread the mix all over your face and rub your skin lightly with your fingers in a circulatory motion. Do this for about 2-3 minutes. DO NOT be too harsh. You are looking at exfoliating your dead skin and not peeling it off! You can use this DIY scrub about 2 a week. Follow it up with the honey and lime face mask if you want to end it with a face pack.
Honey and Apple topical application for acne!
Did you know that Honey and apple can really calm down an angry flaming zit over night? All you need is to crush a little piece of apple and add a drop of honey to it. Apply this over your zit with a Q-tip like you’d apply an ointment and boom! Next morning the zit will definitely shrink in size!
(*photo courtesy: nature’sknockout.com)