Summer is finally here! All the fun you’ve dreamt of during the year can finally come true. Yet, beware of post-sunshine and post-swimming effects. Some everyday creativity with raw honey and items you can find in your kitchen can go a long way in helping you maintain beautiful hair, skin, and body all throughout summer. Let’s find out how.
Why raw honey?
Raw honey is filled with components that are amazing for your skin, hair, and nails. Raw honey balances the bacteria on your skin which then helps it heal faster. That’s why a raw honey face mask is great for acne! Raw honey is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is good for consumption as well as external use.
We have included below super easy masks you can prepare in the comfort of your home to look your absolute best this summer.
How do I use honey for face care?
Hydrate your skin.
Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt.
Apply on your face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wash your face and voila!
After you’re done hydrating, take ½ ripe avocado, mash it and mix it with 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
Repeat the steps above by applying to face and letting it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wash your face.
Add some glow.
Hydrating and moisturizing are important for your skin, but why stop there? Help your skin glow.
Combine 3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice with a ¼ cup of raw honey. And again, apply for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wash your face.
How about a mask for dry lips in that terrible summer heat?
Moisturize and soothe your lips by mixing ½ teaspoon of fresh pomegranate juice and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Apply this mix for 15 mins on your lips.
Let us let you in on a little secret: this mask adds temporary color to your lips!
We all hate them, don’t we?
Try mixing really well 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with ½ teaspoon of raw honey. Apply on your nose or face. Let rest for 15 minutes. Wait until the mixture is dry, then use a warm washcloth to wash your face.
If you have ever suffered from acne, you know that some scars are just too stubborn. But did you know that raw honey repairs damaged skin? And did you know that cinnamon helps in the regeneration of skin cells?
Mix 2 teaspoons of raw honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply it to your face. Let rest for 15 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wash your face.
Tips & tricks.
Before applying your masks, make sure to wash your face well with warm water and use your favorite facial cleanser.
Exfoliate, but don’t moisturize.
Apply your masks 1 to 3 times a week for magical results.
How can I use raw honey at home to make my hair healthy?
Is your hair really tired and damaged? Say no more! Saltwater, chlorine water, heat, and even air-conditioning affect your hair during summer in the worst way possible.
Dry and damaged hair.
Mix 1 teaspoon of raw honey with 1 cup of whole milk. Warm the milk until it’s lukewarm, not hot. Add the honey and let it dissolve. Apply to your hair while focusing on the damaged areas and the ends.
Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and use a conditioner.
Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of raw honey. Apply to shampooed hair and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and use a conditioner.
Don’t forget to hydrate!
Get yourself some coconut oil. Coconut oil is amazing for moisturizing and hydrating damaged hair. Also, it gives you smooth, shiny hair!
Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of raw honey. You have to warm the coconut oil first, then add the raw honey and mix. Let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and use a conditioner.
Tips & tricks.
- If you have long hair, don’t be afraid to double up on the doses!
- Cover your hair with a shower cap after you apply the mix for better results.
- Apply your masks 1 to 3 times a week for magical results.
What can raw honey do for my nails?
Raw honey nourishes your nails!
Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of mashed banana to make a paste.
Apply it on your nails and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
How can I use raw honey to maintain my summer body?
Drink warm water with raw honey mixed in first thing in the morning. Add a lime slice and you’re good to go!
It is believed that this is a great anti-cellulite treatment because it boosts your metabolism. Raw honey also helps control your appetite during the day.
How can I treat sunburn with raw honey?
If you are suffering from small 1st-degree burns (minor red skin, but a little painful), raw honey can offer you some relief.
Apply a few dabs on the area of the burn and rub it in. Super simple and effective.
What raw honey do you recommend?
For your homemade masks, any type of raw honey works.
We strongly recommend L’Atelier du Miel Thyme Anfeh or Clover Laklouk for first-class skin and body treatment!