There are some natural food items in this world and one such must have in life-- is something as basic as honey. Honey a lot of goodness apart from tasting good on pancakes. It is good to apply on the body also and that is what I would like to share with you here.

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We have a list of facts about honey and how it was part of the beauty regime for centuries. Then you can also see the various beauty packs that is meant for each type of skin. 

So, read, and get beautiful, glowing, flawless skin right at home.

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Honey is one liquid that is perfect on its own. You do not have to fear any side – effects and one of the best remedies for problematic skin. And just in between, both men and women can use honey as part of their beauty regime. 

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Facts about Honey that you should know

These are a compact compilation of certain facts that was found from what research has revealed to us.

Never a spoiler!

Did you know that Honey is one natural substance that actually never gets spoilt? Thanks to its chemical makeup- the sweet liquid is extremely low in the moisture content and also has a touch of acidic content in it. 

So, as long as you do not put anything wet in the Honey container- like a wet spoon or your hands- it is bound to last for years!

A valuable commodity

Believe it on not- honey was considered very precious and valuable during the medieval days. There was a time when the feudals made it a rule that their peasants need to pay a portion of their taxes in the form of honey, bee wax and so these guys were on a wild hunt of that divine sweetness!

Lots of it!

Yes, bees are very hardworking. They make a surplus of this honey to ensure that the inmates are well fed and nourished. The stock of honey will help them through the harsh winter months when there are no flowers to take nectar from.

The Medicinal Gold

This golden liquid is far more than just being sweet. It is said to anti- bacterial, and bring down the onslaught of a lot of infections . So, if you have a bruise, or wound- just dab a drop of honey and watch how it seals that wound in a short time.

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The Fat Burner

Another miracle cure that this dollop of sweetness can give you is to shed that flab from your body! Not heard about it? Well, then try this. A natural sweetener on its own, and this liquid has the capacity to burn the fat in our body quickly. Just add a spoonful of honey to a glass of lukewarm water or even a cup of green tea- and this will help melt those stubborn fast. 

Honey flavours can change

If you ever see the honey bottles in the supermarket, don’t think that these are the only ones in the market. There are so many varieties, colours and flavours of honey in this world. How does that happen? Well,  you see bees roam around for miles in search of nectar from various flowers. So, suppose these bees are collecting from a peculiar medicinal flower, then the taste of that plant will reflect in that nectar. Similarly, flowers give away different qualities of nectar in different seasons and that creates a subtle difference in colour and taste of the honey. If you have ever tasted the honey made from buckwheat flowers- then you experience a rather unique spicy taste and then the honey got from eucalyptus- is slightly touched with a menthol flavour. If the bees have sourced the nectar from the deep forests, it will be very dark in colour, sweet and have a medicinal taste.

The Bee Beard Era

No, if you are thinking this is some beard style- you are mistaken, dear friend. There was a time, when bee keepers used to sell their honey in the market. For better sales, they used innovative selling methods and among those came the bee beard trend.  

For this – the bee vendor cages the queen bee and attaches it his beard. Then automatically bees gather around the queen bee. This would eventually shape into a beard and would get noticed by buyers.

The Ph Balancer

Since Honey is anti- bacterial, it can keep a steady balance of the Ph value of the skin. This will help remove a lot of scars, pimples and acne that erupts all over the face. Plus, if your skin has the right Ph balance this will give way to more youthful skin and also reduce the wrinkles that form as you age.

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Beauty Packs with Honey for all types of skin

 Have you been out in the open all day? Then, why not set a sequence of beauty tips to bring back that youthful glow and wipe off that grease from your face? Yes, we all love to get clean and tidy, and if it does not involve a lot of expenditure, then things will get all the more merrier. 

The Simple Honey Cleanser

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of warm water

Directions to use

  • Place all this in a small bowl, mix and apply on your face. Massage in circles for a min, and allow it to semi- dry. Then wash away with cold water. 

Plus point: This scrubbing point helps to bring out the dirt locked within the pores. Plus, it can also help to prevent a lot of hair on the face. Do this everyday. It will avoid any outbursts on the skin.

Now that your face is cleaned, supple and all the dirt has cleared out from the pores, you will be ready for the real beauty regime. And by the way, first identify what sort of skin you have?

It could be dry, oily or acne prone skin. Here we have face packs and face scrubs for each type of skin.

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Face Scrub for the Dry Skin

Now, we all have those disgusting scaly skin, and this would aggravate during the colder months of he year. So, let’s a fabulous scrub to get that dirty old skin off the face!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions to use

  • Mix both in a bowl, and rub onto face. Rub in circular motion very gently. Do not put much pressure, but  just let the massage open up pores and take out the grease in the face. Do this for about 2-4 minutes and then wash off. 

Plus point: Salt is naturally capable of cleaning out grime and dirt, so is good for the body. But do not keep for too long, or else it will absorb the moisture and make the face dry again.

Face Pack For the Dry Skin

Dryness is something, we all worry about. With skin scaling, to discolouration- the problems are many when you have to deal with dry skin. Here we have a simple, one stop solution for the same. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon curd
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Directions to use

  • Place all in a small bowl, mix well to form a clump- free thick paste. Then apply on face, and leave to dry on face for about 20- 30 minutes. Then tap the face with a little water, moisten the face mask and rub in circular motions to get the mask off your face.

Plus point: Turmeric will help cure any infection on the face and also stop the discolouration. The curd will soften the face and allow to prevent the dryness issue. The honey lends a protective layer and locks moisture within the face. Do this twice a week and you are good to glow!

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Face Scrub for the Oily Skin

Oily skin may look glowy from a distance, but if you do not control the oily secretions on the face, then that could cause a lot of blocked pores.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons besan powder or rice powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Mix everything in a small bowl and apply on face. Let it dry up for about a minute.
  • Then rub firmly, but not with force. Once the whole face has been covered well, wash it away with cold water.

Plus point: Do it thrice a week, and this method will control the oil secretions in a more organized manner.

Face Pack for the Oily Skin

Once your cleansing and scrubbing session is over, let’s head to the face pack session. This is the last phase in every beauty regime and is a must to let the body reap the goodness of natural ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Fuller’s Earth
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Mix all in a bowl, add more honey if the mix does no form a thick paste. Apply on face and leave to dry for 15 minutes. Then wash away with cold water.

Plus point: It is lemon juice that clears out the oil underneath the skin. The honey moistens the skin and rose water will help retain the glow in the face. Fuller’s earth has minerals that are useful for the body. You can do this twice a week.

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Face Scrub for the Acne Prone Skin/ Combination Skin

Scrubs are necessary to bring out all the bacteria from those closed pores. So, these below mentioned ingredients help to remove the bacteria that may be causing the acne and irritation on the skin. 

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of grated cucumber

Directions

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Apply on face and let it dry for about 2 minutes. Then scrub gently. This should not at all be forceful, as such actions could burst pimples. You want pimples and acne to subside without hurting them.

Plus point: Both cucumber and aloe vera are very soothing to the skin and that will help to reduce the acne from spreading on the face. The honey softens the face and regular use will help stop acne. This treatment needs to be done only once a week.

Face Pack for the Acne Prone Skin/ Combination Skin

This is an inflammatory skin problem and needs a lot of care while curing it. You cannot hurry the process and it needs a lot of attention. Never keep a face mask to dry until it is very hard on the face. If so, just wet it a bit – and then wash it off the face.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of papaya mash
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of oat powder
  • 2 teaspoons of lime juice

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and apply on the face. Leave to dry for about 20 minutes. Then wash off with cold water.

Plus point: This mask is very refreshing for the skin and you can use it once a week. Never keep the remaining mask for another day. Apply all on your face and neck and if there is extra- on your hands too. The oats moisturises and also soothes the dull blemished skin.

Hope this session of beauty packs, tips and facts about honey gave new, unheard insights about honey. Try each of these packs as per your skin and see the difference a little honey will make in your life.