Really, there may be no simpler way to bring a smooth glow to your skin than with DIY honey beauty recipes. Honey's ability to absorb and retain moisture make it an ideal ingredient in a lot of cosmetics as it helps keep skin hydrated and fresh and prevents drying. It is known that ancient beauties regularly applied a mixture of honey and milk to the face to keep the skin young-looking, radiant, and smooth.
Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent. Its natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays, supports the skin's ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple.
One of the most common natural skin care benefits with honey is related to treatment of acne which could be caused by hormonal changes or "heatiness in the body", as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) would call it to refer to the imbalance of yin and yang in the body. For instance, not only the Manuka Honey can be used as an efective lip balm and and natural skin moisturiser as it contains sun protection properties to soothe and protect the lips from becoming dry and chapped in cold and dry weather, it also possesses high levels of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for treating acne-probe skin.
This book "Fast Beauty: 1,000 Quick Fixes" authored by Beauty Expert, Rona Berg has put together a lot more tried and tested beauty tips using many natural ingredients including honey, yoghurt, tomatoes, and olive oil. A big treat for those who are looking for some quick skin care solutions.