Honey is a very beneficial food for the skin thanks to its various vitamins and minerals. In order to benefit from this benefit of honey on the skin, we can consume honey by eating it or apply it directly to the skin as a mask. Honey moisturizes dry skin and helps treat acne and acne blemishes. If your face is very dry, you can apply honey to your face and take advantage of honey’s moisturizing properties. In this article, we have published scientific research results about the benefits of honey mask.
The health benefits of honey do not end with counting; It regulates blood sugar, strengthens the digestive system, energizes, relieves cough … In addition to its health benefits, honey is also used for beauty purposes. It plays an important role in achieving a healthy skin thanks to its antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
Removes skin blemishes
Blemishes may occur on the skin and face over time due to reasons such as UV rays of the sun, solarium, acne. Honey helps to rejuvenate skin cells thanks to its healing and tissue production-enhancing properties. Thoroughly mix equal amounts of honey and solid coconut oil that you can get from the internet and from the herbalists. (You can also use olive oil instead of solid coconut oil.) Massage this mixture on the affected area for 1-2 minutes. Hold a warm, slightly warm cloth on it and wait until it cools down. Then wipe the mixture off with cotton wool. Repeat 2 times a day.
Helps treat acne
Acne is caused by excessive oil secretion of the skin and dust, bacteria clogging skin pores. As honey is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent, it can reduce acne symptoms and prevent infection caused by acne. In addition, thanks to the excellent nutrients it contains, it keeps your skin moist and healthy. Apply honey to acne areas on your face, leave it for half an hour, and wash with water. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 1 tablespoon of honey and apply it to the acne. Wait 15 minutes and wash. Leave it a few times a day.
Helps treat psoriasis
Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system that affects skin cells. This disease causes skin rash, blistering, itching and even lesions. Honey can soothe skin problems caused by psoriasis, reduce inflammation, and prevent inflamed skin from developing. In addition, it removes the dryness of the skin and provides a soft skin. According to the article published in the medical journal “Complementary Therapies in Medicine” in 2003, it was stated that a mixture of equal amounts of natural honey, beeswax and olive oil helps in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
Put 1 teaspoon of honey, olive oil and beeswax in a bowl and let it sit until the wax melts. Take it out of the microwave, mix and let it cool. If there is no microwave, you can also melt this mixture in a double boiler. Apply to the area with psoriasis or eczema several times a day.
Thanks to its high moisture content, honey makes cracked, dried and hardened hands and fingers soft. To take advantage of this feature of honey, apply it to your hands and fingers and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with water. Continue this every day. As an alternative method, mix equal amounts of honey and glycerin and rub it on your hands and let it dry. When it dries, rinse with water. Continue once a day.
Heals minor cuts and wounds
Honey can be used to treat minor cuts and wounds, thanks to its germicidal properties. It helps draw fluid from the affected area to speed healing time. It prevents the growth of microorganisms and reduces the risk of infection. According to a scientific study published in the medical journal “Coachrane Database of Systematic Reviews” in 2013, it was determined that honey helps to treat acute wounds. However, honey is not effective in treating chronic wounds such as skin ulcers and infected surgical wounds. Use only high quality Manuka honey to treat minor cuts and wounds. Apply some manuka honey to the cut and dry place. Put on a bandage and leave it on for a few hours. Remove the bandage and clean the area with a damp cloth. Repeat as needed.