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Honey will re-hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it looking and feeling beautiful. Even Queen Cleopatra had honey in her secret stash.

Retno Wulandari   28 February 2016 10:00

Brilio.net - Are you struggling with dry, dull skin? Is staring at your face in the mirror giving you a nightmare? If your answers are “yes,” this is time to get the help you need from a jar of honey!

Exposure to summer heat and sun or sitting in the air-conditioned room on a daily basis will bring harms to your skin. Dry, the dehydrated skin may experience irritation, inflammation, itchiness, and sensitivity.

When you feel tightness or roughness on your skin, you can bring it back to life with a natural honey treatment. Honey will re-hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it looking and feeling beautiful. Even Queen Cleopatra had honey in her secret stash.

So, what makes honey so good for your dry, dehydrated skin? The fact is, honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. The miraculous natural bee product is also an anti-irritant, making it suitable to overcome a number of sensitive skin issues.

Christopher Watt, a licensed aesthetician who cares for some Hollywood's famous skins, including Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, suggests the following homemade honey-based remedies to smoothen and moisturize dry skin. They’re beyond easy to make:

Dry skin moisturizer

This honey-based moisturizer is ideal for your face, but it can actually be used anywhere; even on your feet.

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons cocoa butter, melted

2 drops bergamot oil (optional)

1 drop lavender oil or tea tree (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean, dry face (or any part of your body).
  2. This all-natural moisturizer can be covered and kept in a cabinet, but it will solidify. For a second application, heat in microwave for 10 seconds, stir and apply to skin same as before.

This recipe makes 2 applications.

Sweethearts' chocolate honey body scrub

For an all-over body treatment, Watt recommends exfoliating and moisturizing with this sweet body scrub. Just remember not to eat it.

Ingredients:

2 cups honey

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

6 Tablespoons unsweetened chocolate, grated (can be substituted with cocoa powder)

2 cups kosher salt

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix honey and grapeseed oil. Stir in chocolate and salt, mixing completely. The consistency should be grainy and thick.
  2. Apply the scrub to skin and gently massage all over the body. Remove with warm, damp towels or rinse in the shower.
  3. Save the remaining scrub in an airtight glass jar.

This recipe makes 2 applications.

After some routines honey treatments, you will find your skin to be smooth and glowing!

Source: She Knows

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