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Adding Honey To A Skin Care Routine Has Multiple Benefits

Every face moisturizer on the market promises to infuse the skin with an avalanche of vitamins. But why not get the same awesome skin care benefits (and even more!) from one of nature’s healthiest, sweet and delicious foods: good old fashioned honey.

Honey is one of the oldest beauty products in the book, as well as traditional medicine’s most used ingredient. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties have been known since ancient times when Egyptian physicians used a blend of honey, milk, and wine to treat various medical conditions. From weight-loss aid to treating swollen glands on the neck and even blindness, honey has been a favorite mix-and-match cure around the world for centuries.

But it doesn’t just make you glow from within. Raw honey is a natural humectant and therefore an ideal product to apply directly on the skin.

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Honey is one of the best moisturizers we can feed our vitamin-hungry faces. Nevermind how inexpensive it is compared to many "miracle" skin care products that are chock full of chemicals and questionable ingredients.

Not only can it help us get radiant and acne-free skin, but as it is known for being a rich-antioxidant, it’s also a tried and tested anti-aging therapy that could put big expensive skin care brands to shame. Additionally, honey is used to reduce the size of dreaded enlarged pores that can create an "orange-peel" effect on the skin.

Choose your favorite organic, raw honey and use it as a face mask, a moisturizer, a facial cleanser, a hair shine booster, a skin lotion, or as an exfoliant. Moreover, it can be mixed creatively with gentle and natural ingredients such as jojoba or coconut oil, olive oil or lemon juice to create multifunctional homemade products. Honey also makes an awesome body scrub when mixed with almonds, forming a yummy exfoliating paste (thank you to Treehugger for the suggestions).

If you want to feel like a goddess, you can treat yourself to a Cleopatra-style soak, and literally bathe in milk and honey. The good news is, you don’t need gallons of milk to pull this off, 100 mL of milk and 2 tablespoons of honey will do the trick in the tub.

Just a quick heads up. Resist the urge to lick your fingers or drink the sweet mix instead of applying it on your thirsty skin!

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