Honey is one of nature’s best gifts to beauty! A rich source of anti-oxidants, a natural moisturizer for the skin, an elixir with powerful anti bacterial properties..the benefits of honey doesn’t end. Honey produces incredible effects on your skin, taking it all the way from good to WOW!!
Naturally filled with goodness, honey can do amazing things for your hair and skin. Honey possesses exquisite skin care properties that makes it an ideal ingredient for face masks. It is an excellent cleanser, and leaving a thin mask of honey mixed with a few drops of lavender oil on your face for a few minutes will dissolve makeup and help remove it, while still leaving it moisturized. It is the perfect solution for dry skin, and using a honey mask regularly will leave your skin soft and radiant. It can effectively spot treat and reduce blemishes and brown spots. The darker the honey, the stronger it’s anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. It can soothe wounds and burns and aid healing as well as reduce scarring. Applying honey mixed with olive oil will leave your hair shiny and more manageable.
You do not have to limit the application of this magical ingredient to the surface of your skin. It does even greater wonders when added to your diet. Feed your skin from the inside with honey. Add more honey to your diet and enjoys it’s effects even further. Replace sugar in tea and coffee with honey. Sweeten your glass of green tea with honey to get twice the power of anti-oxidants, while also making it tastier. Your skin will soon glow from the inside. As honey begins with detoxifying and cleansing your system, you will start feeling more energetic and fresh. Honey is also known to boost the immune system, keeping colds and flus away. It provides immense relief to several digestive problems such as ulcers and is a wonderful home remedy for dry cough.
The benefits of honey go further with its fascinating weight loss properties. A British nutrition expert recently created the Hibernation Diet for weight loss. It utilizes the powerful abilities of honey to increase fat metabolism when using it to replace processed sugars from your diet. It may seem unbelievable but taking a spoon or two of natural honey at bedtime will work on your body while you sleep and enable you to shed weight in the long run. This comes with the added benefit of better sleep at night as well as cleansing your system, clearing stress hormones and flushing it with anti-oxidants. Talk about Beauty Sleep, it couldn’t get much better than this!
If you are looking for some ways to incorporate honey into your diet, here they are! Start your day off with an energy boost from honey by using it to sweeten your cereal. Unlike sugar, you don’t have to worry about being too generous. With honey, more the merrier! Drink your tea with honey and lemon to soothe your digestive system. This is also an efficient weight loss strategy. Make biscuits, bread and puddings with honey instead of sugar and drizzle honey on your yoghurt. If you feel like having a sweet snack out of the blue, spread honey on wholemeal toast and enjoy. With a honey diet, you do not have to bother with excessive starvation or intense diets which leave you craving for sugar and feeling miserable. Honey contains nautral sugars in a unique combination. This triggers your metabolism without the need for expensive diet foods. A honey diet also does not leave your brain hungry for sugar and you will not be tempted with sugar cravings.
Give your skin a sweet honey treat regularly, and a honey facial ever so often, the amazing differences you