How does Honey Treat Acne?


How does Honey Treat Acne?

            Honey is a secret natural cosmetic product which treats acne and other beauty problems. Honey is commonly used in two ways: either as a mask or scrub, applied directly to the affected area, or as a dietary supplement to improve overall health.

            Honey acts as natural antibiotic which kills bacteria-causing acne.
Honey has an osmotic effect; it absorbs water in the wound and releases hydrogen peroxide, a great antiseptic which kills bacteria and clears acne.
Honey’s acidity prevents bacteria growth and anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness associated with acne.
Honey is rich in natural antioxidants which prevent damage caused by free radicals.
Honey’s sticky consistency pulls out dirt and grime.
Natural probiotic and antibacterial properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne formation.
Honey removes excess oil and leaves skin smooth and moisturized.
Can I Eat Honey to Help with Acne?

            Eating honey everyday will improve overall health and is very effective in treating acne and its symptoms. It is full of essential antioxidants, vitamins, minerals which help immune systems to fight against harmful bacteria. It is recommended to use organic, raw honey to get the full benefits that can’t be removed through processing. Eat a teaspoon of honey every day, put it on food, or add it to a cup of green tea. Combine honey with other foods like avocado, banana, milk, yogurt, pear, peach, lemon, aloe vera, egg white, cucumber, carrots, and orange juice. These foods offer additional benefits in treating acne.

Honey Acne Treatment:

Remedy – 1: (Raw Honey)

            Use a cotton ball to apply a small amount of raw honey to the affected area.
Leave for 30 minutes and rinse first with warm water, then cold water.
Repeat regularly for best results.
Note: Alternately apply raw honey to the affected area before going to sleep and cover with a bandage. Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.

Remedy – 2: (Honey and Nutmeg face pack)

            Mix equal quantities of honey and powdered nutmeg.
Apply to the affected area like face pack.
Leave for 1 hour and rinse with water.
Repeat regularly for best results.

Remedy – 3: (Honey and Strawberry)

            Cleanse your face and pat dry with a towel.
Blend 3 mashed strawberries and 2 teaspoons of honey.
Apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave for 20 – 25 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Apply moisturizer.
Repeat twice weekly for a month or more for best results.

Remedy – 4: (Cinnamon and Honey)

            Cinnamon acts as an antibacterial to unclog pores.

            Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Apply toner.
Repeat regularly for best results.
Note: Alternately apply the paste to the affected area before going to sleep, leave overnight, and rinse with water the next morning.

Remedy – 5 (Honey and Sugar Scrub)

            Mix a small amount of sugar and brown sugar.
Apply the scrub to the affected area and gently massage for 3 – 4 minutes.
Rinse with water.
Repeat regularly for best results.

Remedy – 6: (Oatmeal and Honey)

            Oatmeal exfoliates and smooths skin while ridding pores of excess oil.

            Blend ½ cup of oatmeal, ¼ cup of warm water, and 2 teaspoons of honey.
Apply the paste to the affected area and gently massage for 3 – 4 minutes.
Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Repeat regularly for best results.

Remedy – 7: (Honey and Turmeric)

            Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and disinfectant which kills bacteria and soothes pain and redness.

            Mix a tablespoon of honey and 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave for 20 – 25 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Apply moisturizer.
Repeat regularly for best results.

Remedy – 8: (Honey and Aspirin Mask)

            Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and pain and contains salicylic acid which cleans pores and exfoliates skin.

            Crush 3 – 5 uncoated aspirin pills and mix with a teaspoon of water and honey.
Apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Repeat regularly for best results.
Note: Alternately apply the paste on the affected areas before going to sleep, leave overnight, and rinse with water the next morning.

Remedy – 9: (Apple Honey Mask)

            Blend half an apple (without seeds) and 2 tablespoons of honey.
Apply the paste to the affected areas.
Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with water.
Repeat regularly for best results.

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