Honey for Your Skin

Natural Medical.Honey is quite the amazing ingredient! It has some awesome properties, especially for people with sensitive skin. I have to admit, when I first read about someone using straight honey on their face as a cleanser, my first thought was "Isn't that sticky??". But I tried it and found that it isn't at all! Here are some great things about it: Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. It also has antibacterial properties and is an anti-irritant. When used on skin, it helps clean and soften. Honey helps speed up the process of healing. If you have a blemish, using a dab of honey covered with a band aid over night will help eliminate it and prevent scarring. It's great for burns too! Just take a little and coat a burn with a nice layer. My burn quit hurting in record time and is almost gone today, and that's after getting it yesterday! I'm always burning myself on something in the kitchen, so I'm thrilled to have a solution to a painful problem! Honey contains vitamin B, copper, iron, potassium, and calcium to name a few. It also has lots of minerals, these varying depending on where the honey came from. Internally, honey can be used for a pain reliever, mixing 3 Tablespoons with a cup of boiling water (basically honey tea), relieving coughs, soothing sore throats and can even help with allergies if using honey comb. Buying raw honey is the best way to get it. The natural enzymes from the bees haven't been killed by processing thus providing a lot more nutrients. I will occasionally mix powdered milk together with honey for a daily cleanser. Love the results! By Carolyn Root

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