Month: May, 2013

7 Beauty Benefits of Honey

7 Beauty Benefits of Honey.


7 Beauty Benefits of Honey

Did you know that honey is one of the best finds in nature? It’s sticky and sweet, but also has healing properties that you would never expect. Used throughout history as a sweetener and medicinal healer, the beauty benefits of honey have also stood the test of time. Loaded with antibacterial properties, antioxidants and wonderful flavor, you really can’t beat a little honey. Check out this round up of the beauty benefits of honey.


7 Beauty Benefits of Honey

  1. Natural cleanser and exfoliator.
  2. Forms collagen and helps heal acne scars.
  3. Conditioner! Mix with shampoo for silky gorgeous locks.
  4. Amazing moisturizing properties for face and body.
  5. A spoonful of honey will take on anti-inflammatory effects – giving you glowing youthful skin.
  6. Moisturize chapped lips – just apply honey directly to your lips.
  7. Mix papaya and honey for a face mask that will leave your skin glowing!

Pretty incredible, isn’t it? Who knew the beauty benefits of honey have been hiding in your pantry all along?

How to Keep Skin Clear Naturally

How to Keep Skin Clear Naturally.

How to Keep Skin Clear Naturally

Maybe your New Year’s resolutions don’t always fit into one of the most common top 10 – perhaps they are more health/beauty related? I always try to create a balanced list of goals for the coming year and 2013 is no different! Keeping skin clear naturally is one of the most important to me because even though I am a beauty junkie who loves trying all different kinds of pots and potions, the more you learn about how to keep skin clear naturally, the less you need to rely on dozens of products for glowing, flawless skin.

Combined with a simple and effective skincare routine, these tips will help you keep your New Year’s resolution for clear skin.

keep-skin-clear-naturallyHow to Keep Skin Clear Naturally

  • Stock your fridge with these 5 foods.
  • Stay hydrated and drink lots of plain water or coconut water.
  • Only wear makeup – especially heavy cosmetics like foundation and powder – when necessary.
  • Keep out of the sun!
  • DIY and create your own all-natural exfoliating scrub at home.
  • Introduce chamomile into your life. You can both drink the tea and let it cool off to use on a cotton ball as an all-natural toner for your face.
  • When washing your face (and body) in the winter, stay away from hot water! Use lukewarm.
  • Follow a short-term detox if you find that your pores and skin need extra cleansing.
  • If you think your skin issues may be related to food you eat, check with your doctor about following an elimination diet for a few weeks.

Have you learned anything about keeping skin clear naturally? Please leave your tips and tricks in the comments! xo