Honey.  The term of endearment often said between couples and families because of its sweetness has many benefits outside of the lovey-dovey feeling it can give to someone.  This natural amber-colored sweetener has a chemical makeup that provides numerous skin healing and soothing benefits.  Here are the top 5 ways you can easily incorporate honey into your skin care regimen.

  1.   Wash Your Face with Honey!

Honey naturally moisturizes the skin by taking moisture from the air and absorbing it into the skin.  It helps your skin stay smooth and soft for several hours.  Simply apply one teaspoon of raw honey after cleaning your dry skin.  Massage, then leave on the skin for 10 minutes.  Cleanse the honey off your face with warm water.

  1.  Exfoliate with Honey!

Naturally occurring enzymes and antioxidants that are found in raw honey.  To create a radiant and glowing appearance, mix two teaspoons of honey with one teaspoon of baking soda.  Apply the honey paste to your skin and rub onto your skin in circular motions.  Wash and enjoy!

  1.  Bath with Honey!

Adding 2 cups of raw honey to running bath water will create a spa inspired treatment for your skin.  Raw honey will help to balance the skin back to its soft and healthy appearance by soaking in the honey bath for 15 minutes.  For an added boost of luxury, add a bath fizzy after the 15-minute soak for a final 15-minute soak.

  1. Clear Acne with Honey!

Honey absorbs impurities from the pores of the skin.  It is also a natural antiseptic and will soothe and heal the skin.  Apply raw honey direct to the skin and leave it on for 30 minutes.  Wash off with lukewarm water and gently dry the face.

  1.  Healthy Hair with Honey!

Raw honey is great for dry, damaged, dull-looking hair.  It helps to retain moisture in the hair and will help rid dry flakes and itchiness on the scalp.  Create your own mask at home by following the recipe below:

Raw Honey Hair Mask

2 T. RAW HONEY

3 T. HONEY ALMOND BODY OIL  (Order at www.daisybluenaturals.com)

1 T. LEMON JUICE

1.  Heat together all of the above ingredients.  Mix well.

2.  Apply mixture to the scalp and hair while it is still warm.

3.  Leave on for 30 minutes.  Rinse and wash as usual.