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Now, Grab the Honey!
If you don’t know about the benefits of honey for your skin – it’s time! It’s winter, everyone is facing the dry skin issue and your face (and you!) deserve this little facial steamer. Honey is a humectant, meaning it traps moisture. It is also naturally antibacterial, which makes it great for acne treatment and prevention. If you’re in the I’ll-do-anything-to-not-look-old age (like me), honey is chock full of antioxidants which slow down the aging process. An added benefit is it is a fabulous boost for your complexion. Extremely moisturizing and soothing, you’ll love the radiant glow of your face. You know the vibrant, pregnancy glow but you’re not pregnant one? Yeah, that glow! Not to mention, your skin will feel fabulous! Here’s what you need and how to do a honey facial steamer at home rather than spending a fortune for one at a spa:
- 1 to 2 (I use 2) tablespoons of honey (I use pure, raw honey but any honey will work)
- 4 cups of boiled water
- A towel to drape over your head
- A bowl that 4 cups of water will fit in or the bathroom sink. Keep in mind, this takes 10 to 15 minutes so you’ll want to be comfy.
Boil the water and stir in the honey. Pour the water in a big bowl or the sink and lean your head approximately 12 to 18″ away from it. Drape the towel over the back of your head making sure no openings let the steam escape. Relax and let the honey steam work its magic. Bonus: Add an essential oil you if you’d like. Only one to two drops are needed. I use Frankincense or Ylang Ylang depending on my mood. You can also use tea. Yes, chamomile ginger tea smells heavenly in this facial steamer. You only need 10 to 15 minutes for your face to soak up all the good stuff. Gently pat your face dry and that is it!
Bye, Bye Blemishes
Honey is the perfect treatment for blemishes, dark spots, and acne. Apply it generously to any blemishes and let it soak in for 15 to 20 minutes, then gently rinse with warm water. Repeat this daily if need be to rid your skin of blemishes and prevent acne. Lastly, no matter what else you do…
Wash Your Face
Even if this is a lazy weekend at home with no makeup, wash your face before bed. Germs, grit, and grime accumulate on your skin all day long. Going to bed with a dirty face can result in clogged pores and acne (and a gross pillowcase). A gentle, exfoliating honey wash with oatmeal and goat’s milk is perfect. If you don’t have one, you can get them here There is no quicker way to age your skin than by not washing it. If you have extremely dry winter skin, follow-up with a good, organic moisturizer like the Organic Whipped Argan Oil and you’re all set to have the glowing, beautiful skin you’ve dreamed about.
Have a great weekend Little Gherkins and remember, You Are Sensational. Own it and show it. What’s your favorite facial tip? Share it with us!