Here's some quick and easy ways you can add honey to your skincare regime at home.
Face Wash or Cleanser
Place about a teaspoon or so of Sweetree Honey in the palm of your hand, add a touch of water and massaged it over your face, then let it sit for a while. Of course it is sticky so you need to make sure you pull back your hair! Then I rinsed it off. It's quick and easy to do and feels great afterwards!
Honey is meant to be amazing for removing makeup, especially when mixed with a splash of coconut or jojoba oil and sprinkle of turmeric or nutmeg. Mix this until it is slippery enough to glide across your face. Massage this over your face, in a circular motion, and it will loosen up heavy makeup and moisturise your skin at the same time.
Did you know that raw honey can help unclog pores while also distributing moisture to dry skin? It’s great as a facial mask! Apply a thin layer of Sweetree honey to slightly damp skin using a circular motion. Leave the honey for at least 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off with warm water. It washes away easily and leaves you with soft and glowing skin.
If you ever suffer from a breakout, reach for honey instead of an expensive and drying over the counter pimple cream. Pop a small amount of Sweetree honey onto a cotton bud and dab onto your pimple before bed and it will have calmed down by morning, do it until it's disappeared. You can add in some tea tree oil and lavender oil for an extra natural clean.
Facial and Body Exfoliant
It’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and show your youthful skin underneath. Did you know you can exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a gentle scrub made with two parts Sweetree honey and one part baking soda? Baking soda gives a delicate exfoliation and the honey soothes and softens your skin. Rub it around the rest of your body as well!
There are times during the year, especially during the change of seasons when your skin gets overly dry. Honey can help provide moisture and sooth the skin at these times. Try adding it to your bath. Add two cups of Sweetree honey to a running bath and soak for 15 minutes. If you then add 1 cup of baking soda to your bath for another 15 minutes it will help your body climate dead skin cells.