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13 Best Ways To Use Honey For Dry Skin

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13 Best Ways To Use Honey For Dry Skin August 24, 2018

Turns out, the secret weapon to soothe and calm your dry skin is right there in your kitchen! I am talking about honey. Dry skin usually lacks moisture, and this makes it itchy and coarse. Honey is super hydrating and can bring your dry skin back to life. While you can simply apply honey to enjoy its moisturizing benefits, there are a lot of other ways you can use it to take care of your dry skin. And I have discussed those in this article. Scroll down to find out.

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Why Use Honey For Dry Skin: What Are The Benefits?

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There are several reasons your skin would absolutely love honey:

1. Honey Is An Excellent Humectant

Humectants are substances that help in preserving the natural moisture levels of your skin. Dry skin lacks moisture, and honey is an excellent humectant that seals in the moisture in your skin and makes it soft and supple (1).

2. Honey Prevents Many Skin Conditions 

Some conditions like eczema and psoriasis cause your skin to become dry. Honey is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating these skin issues, along with other issues like burns, cuts and wounds, and inflammation (2).

3. Honey Has Antibacterial Properties

Natural untreated honey has antibacterial properties and shows an inhibitory effect on about 60 species of bacteria. Honey has a high viscosity, which helps it form a protective layer on the wounds, preventing further infection (3).

4. Honey Helps In Preventing Wrinkles

When it comes to wrinkles, honey can deliver noticeable results. It has age-fighting properties. It slows down wrinkle formation and keeps your skin youthful. It also helps in maintaining the pH balance of your skin (4).

With so many benefits, honey is, undoubtedly, a luxurious treat for your skin. Here are a few ways you can use honey for taking care of your dry skin.

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How To Use Honey For Dry Skin

a. As Your Daily Face Moisturizer

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1. Manuka Honey Face Cream

You Will Need
  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon Manuka honey (or raw organic honey)
Method
  1. Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter.
  2. Mix it with rose water, aloe vera gel, and honey.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a glass bowl and let it cool (or refrigerate).
  4. Whip it well for 5 minutes to get a fluffy, creamy white texture.
  5. Scoop it and store in a jar.
  6. Use it as your daily moisturizer or night cream.

2. Honey And Lavender Cream 

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon argan oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
Method
  1. Mix the argan oil and beeswax in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Let the mixture cool down. Add lavender, frankincense, and vitamin E oils to the mixture.
  3. Store it in a glass jar and use as a night cream.

Note: Use the creams within 3-4 months.

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b. As Body Butter

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3. Honey And Essential Oil Body Butter

You Will Need
  • 1 ½ cups coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons citrus essential oil (you can use orange, lime, lemon, or bergamot oils)
Method
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler and let it cool down a bit.
  2. Add the honey and essential oil to this and whip well until the mixture has a creamy texture.
  3. Transfer it to a glass jar.
  4. Use the mixture as a body butter after showers.

4. Honey And Shea Butter Body Butter 

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
Method
  1. Take a double boiler and toss all the ingredients in it.
  2. Let it melt completely. Keep whisking while it melts.
  3. Let the mixture cool down completely and solidify.
  4. Once solid, whip it for 3-4 minutes to get a fluffy texture.
  5. Transfer it to a glass jar and use as a body butter.

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c. As A Facial Toner

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5. Honey And Chamomile Face Toner

You Will Need
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon chamomile flower (or use chamomile tea)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Method
  1. Boil the chamomile flowers (or tea) in the water and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea and then add honey and apple cider vinegar to it.
  3. Stir well and transfer it to a glass bottle.
  4. Wash your face and dab the mixture on.

6. Honey And Lavender Facial Toner

You Will Need
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 drops lavender essential oil
Method
  1. Warm the water and mix honey in it. Stir well.
  2. Add the apple cider vinegar and mix.
  3. Add the essential oil only after the water has cooled down.
  4. Mix well and transfer to a glass bottle or spray bottle.
  5. Use it as a toner after you wash your face.

d. As A Facial Scrub

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7. Honey And Lemon Detoxifying Scrub

You Will Need
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients. Add the essential oils at the end. Combine well.
  2. Store in a glass jar.

8. Honey And Oatmeal Scrub

You Will Need
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3-4 drops tea tree oil
  • 3-4 drops lavender oil
Method
  1. Grind the oats and mix with sugar and honey. Add coconut oil and the essential oils to this mixture.
  2. Combine them and store in a glass jar.
  3. Use it once or twice in a week.

9. Honey And Blueberry Exotic Face Scrub

You Will Need
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey (prefer locally sourced organic honey)
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
Method
  1. Blend the blueberries.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Apply the face scrub and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Massage and then wash with water.

Note: Prepare the face scrubs in small batches and try to use them within a week.

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e. As A Face Pack

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10. Honey, Turmeric, And Glycerin Face Pack

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (use powder or raw turmeric paste)
  • ½ teaspoon glycerin
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass bowl and make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over on your face and neck.
  3. Allow it to dry.
  4. Wash with cold water.

11. Honey And Banana Face Pack

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana (ripe)
Method
  1. Combine the honey with the mashed banana. Mix well.
  2. Spread the mixture evenly on your face. Let it dry.
  3. Wash with cold water.

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f. As A Face Mask

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12. Honey And Avocado Face Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Spread the mixture on your face and relax. Let it dry.
  3. Wash with cold water.

13. Honey And Aloe Vera Face Mask

You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel (scoop some from the plant)
Method
  1. Mix the aloe vera gel and honey.
  2. Apply the mask to your face and let it stay for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash with cold water.

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These remedies will leave your skin feeling soft and supple instantly. However, you have to be patient and consistent with natural remedies. They take a while to work, but the effects can last for a long time. Try these and let me know your feedback in the comments section.

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