Today, the Sun is shining, and the weather is marvelous. I can't think of any better days than today!
So now, let's talk about my love for natural ingredients for beauty that lots of skin-care company included, and incorporated in their beauty product.
There's no doubtfulness I preferred Natural Ingredients on my skincare regimen. But these active Ingredients like Retinol, Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid ( I will post about these ingredients later) are in the spotlight as for now, taking away natural Ingredients from our everyday use.
But don't give up on homemade skincare just yet, because it turns out Natural ingredients are beneficial for our skin regimen, and the treatment is practical to use.
Although these active ingredients ( Retinol, Peptide, etc.) Are great and have been proven effective, like any other active ingredients out there, which have side effects.
This should be good reason why we need a natural element to give our skin a 'vacation' from active components. So our skin can be rejuvenated, restore, and ready to face a harsh environment.
Natural ingredients, on the other hand, have excellent insignificant side effects, and it works as a clarifier, firmer, and illuminator. So it is helpful for once a while to give our skin a break and use natural products to provide our skin essential healing.
One of my Natural favorite ingredients is HONEY. This excellent natural product is packed with vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to help our skin achieve vitality, elasticity, including fresh, glowing complexion. Furthermore, it is known naturally is antibacterial and shrinking pores. And also, It will help tremendously for acne treatment and prevention, which is full of antioxidants, which is excellent for slowing down aging, rejuvenated, and reduced skin irritation. Honey has been used in myriad beauty commodities for centuries.
Although it has tons of great benefits but not all Honey product is appropriate to use for beauty, it has to be RAW and UNPASTEURIZED.
BUCKWHEAT honey is one of the best natural dark Honey made from nectar from buckwheat flowers and is extremely nutritious and is excellent to use for skin care product. ( To read more about Buckwheat honey)
Here I listed, 12 recipes to incorporate Honey to your Beauty regimen:
I have sensitive skin, sometimes scrubbing aggravate my skin and create more skin problem. So to choose the right scrub ingredients is a bit complicated for me, but these homemade Scrub works wonder on my skin, taking away dirt and dead cell.
Try these recipes:
1 Tbl spoon Honey
1 Tbl spoon cold press Olive Oil, Coconut oil or Jojoba oil
1 Tbl spoon oatmeal
1 Tbl spoon Lemon (if you have oily skin)
Mix all together and apply to your clean damp skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse it with lukewarm water. You need to do it the least once a week.
For Delicious Body Scrub:
This Honey Almond Body Scrub expects a little extra effort,
1 tablespoon Buttermilk
1 tsp Honey
1 egg yolk
Mix it together and apply to clean skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
To improve healthy glowing skin and to get rid of the unwanted black spots from sun damages. Honey and baking soda are great for a natural exfoliating agent and helps to stimulate blood circulation.
Mix all together and apply to your clean damp skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Then rinse it with lukewarm water. Do it once a week.
3. HAIR MASK
To make your hair, Silky shiny and healthy.
Mix One cup of Milk and 1 tablespoon of Honey, and a little bit of Lemon.
Pour all the mixture to your hair and put on your shower cap or for a more great result, wet your towel with lukewarm water and cover your hair with it. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.
Combine 2 ripe Banana and half cup of unprocessed Honey and one-quarter cup of olive oil. Blend the ingredients until smooth then apply this onto your hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse the mask out with lukewarm water and shampoo. Comb through the hair to get rid of any remaining mas and rinse again. Best to use it two times a month.
4. HONEY BATH
Instead of using salt on your bath time, try to use Honey and Milk to keep your skin smooth and moisturize.
Have you ever read about Cleopatra? She was the symbol of the beauty, and she is the original femme fatale on history. She loves to submerge herself on Milk-and-Honey on bath time. Myth has been told for all generation that Honey was Cleopatra's favored armament in her beauty arsenal.
Expert says the sugars in the Honey perform as natural humectants and emollients that enhance the water content and lessen the dryness in the skin even after they have been washed off. ( Sound familiar to you? It works similarly like Hyaluronic Acid, isn't it? )
5. DRY LIPS
Mix Honey, Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter for dry lips.
6. Honey Cleanser
Though it's not meant for removing delicate eye makeup, Honey nevertheless makes a good cleanser. It is terrific at diffusing other product, especially when mixed with your preferred natural beauty oil.
Try to mixed Honey with Coconut oil, Argan Oil, jojoba oil, or any of your favorite beauty oil to form a balmy texture that is smooth enough to slide over your face ( I love to add Aloe Vera gel on the mixture as well). Massage the concoction over your face, loosening up heavy makeup, and moisturizing your skin at the same time.
7. Cuticle Moisturizer
Like what I stated above, Honey acts as a natural humectant ( It attracts moisture onto the skin) and produces collagen, these ingredients will help maintain the skin around the cuticles, moisturize and strengthen the skin around your nails.
Rub raw Honey over each cuticle, leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
8. Hair Conditioner
Since Honey is a natural moistener agent to retains and attract moisture, it makes it perfect for hair conditioner, it acts as a natural softener. It can prevent your hair from drying out, it'll keep your locks smooth, bouncy, nourished and plenty of life.
Try it: MiX one-quarter cup of raw Honey with a small amount of water, so it is easy to spread it around your hair. After shampoo, work it into damp hair for few minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
9. Sleep Aid
Expert says, Honey contributes to the releases of melatonin in the brain when is eaten, it'll cause a slow, steady spike of insulin level that stimulates the release of tryptophan in the brain. Which converts to serotonin and melatonin, these two chemicals that help you fall asleep.
Take one spoon of Honey 30 minutes before you go to sleep, it'll (Honey) helps to stock the glycogen in the liver, something the brain needs to keep you asleep all night.
10. Burn Relief
Get a sunburn? Don't worry! Honey loads with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and agent for restoring moisture properties, super soothing on irritated skin and irritating burn.
How to use it: Clean the burn, then put a few drops of Honey onto the area a let it sit for as long as you like.
11. Scar Fader
The moisture replacement and antioxidant properties in Honey ( especially Buckwheat Honey) nourish and restore damaged epidermis skin, improving the scar healing process. Honey infused propolis, it can assist in toning down the appearance of stretch mark and skin discoloration.
12. To Rejuvenate Your Body From Inside.
Drink Lemon Juice with Honey every morning. To cleanse your body and help freshen up your day.
Ok lovelies, hope this will help you to maintain healthy, glowing and beautiful skin of yours by the ingredients that you can find it right from your own kitchen.