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Honey is a nourishing ingredient for the body as well as hair and skin. If you've switched from sugar to honey in your tea, it is time to reap in its beauty benefits too. Honey not only nourishes and soothes your skin, but its anti-bacterial and hydrating properties rejuvenate it and reduce blemishes. Below are a few home-made honey packs for both hair and skin. Did you know honey is also good for combination skin?
If you want manageable and silky hair especially during the monsoons, apply this pack on your hair.
Another hair pack using honey is mixing it with olive oil and applying it on your locks.
If unwanted facial hair is what you are looking to get rid of, then try this home remedy.
If smooth and flawless skin is what you desire, make a honey face mask. This will not only remove impurities but also make your skin soft and supple.
Honey also comes in handy when you want to get rid of tanning due to sun exposure.
Acne-prone skin is quite troublesome and those pesky pimples can be difficult to get rid of.
If you have a burn scar, apply some raw honey on it. It has healing and antiseptic properties and if you apply it over the burn regularly, it will produce less scarring than usual. Read about these six home remedies to relieve skin burns.
How to buy the best honey
Honey is easily available in stores but make sure you buy a good brand. Many a times, impure honey is sold in the market by adding jaggery or sugar syrup or even water to it. This nullifies honey's anti-bacterial property so be careful of what you buy.
A good way to test if honey is pure or not is to freeze it -- pure honey will still remain as viscous as before. If your honey jar attracts ants, then it is impure as pure honey won't have ants near it. Another factor to check is whether it gets crystallised or not. If it does, it means that sugar has been added to it. So look out for all these signs and once you find a good brand, stick to it. Read about six health benefits of manuka honey.
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