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10 Ways Honey Elevates Your Beauty Routine

Ditch all of your beauty products and swap them out with a simple bottle of honey and watch your natural glow peek through.

With the often dizzying array of beauty products on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the choices and may also lead you to wonder if any of them truly do any good. Fortunately, more and more people are deciding to skip manufactured beauty products altogether and instead opt for all-natural products for their beauty regimens.

One of the best ones to try is honey … yes, that sweet, sticky natural sweetener also has a myriad of beauty benefits to take advantage of. Not only does it save you tons of money, but you also don’t have to worry about coming in contact with any harsh chemicals. While there are over a hundred ways to use honey as part of your beauty routine, here are the top 10 that you need to try out immediately!

1. Moisturizing Mask – Keeping your skin thoroughly moisturized and hydrated is essential to an overall radiant complexion, but many beauty products tend to sit on top of the skin and leave a layer of residue instead of fully adding moisture. Honey is different because it is a natural humectant which draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained in the layers where it’s needed most, making it an ideal moisturizing mask. Check out the beauty regimen here.

2. Pore Cleanser – Cleansing your skin deep down to its pores is one of the most important things to do to ensure that your skin is not only clean but also free from build-up and impurities. The reason why honey works so well as a pore cleanser is because of the enzymes it has that clarify skin while clearing pores and keeping them clean. Check out the beauty regimen here.

3. Gentle Exfoliator – Exfoliating your skin not only scrapes away dead skin cells, but the process also brightens up your complexion for ultimate radiance. Nixing your current exfoliating method in favor of honey is definitely an upgrade that you should give a try. Simply combine raw honey with baking soda, rub all over your face (or any other part of the body that needs it) and rinse. Check out the beauty regimen here.

4. Scar Fader – The unpleasant presence of scars is one of the hardest skin issues to deal with and you may find yourself spending hundreds of dollars trying to find the one miracle product to get rid of them. Fortunately, your miracle scar fader could be in your kitchen right now because honey is known to fade scars immensely. Honey lightens skin, and the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds it contains help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase tissue regeneration. Check out the beauty regimen here.

5. Acne Treatment – If there is one pesky skin issue that everyone has experienced at some point in their lives, it’s the presence of acne. There are so many products on the market that claim to combat it, but you can save yourself the time and trouble and use honey for your acne flare-ups instead. The antibacterial and antifungal properties that thwart bacteria and the anti-inflammatory properties that calm redness and irritation are the key reasons why honey should be your go-to acne treatment. Check out the beauty regimen here.

6. Bath Soak – Soaking in a warm bath is an ideal way to erase away the memories of a hectic day on your body and skin, and honey just makes the process even more beneficial. Obviously honey is very hydrating to the skin, but it also contains antioxidants that repair skin issues, while protecting it from any future damage. Check out the beauty regimen here.

7. Cuticle Moisturizer – You could have the best manicure around, but if it’s offset by dry, brittle and ragged cuticles it pretty much ruins the whole look. Sure using hand moisturizer and applying hand treatments can help, but instead give honey a shot as your new cuticle moisturizer. A quick mixture of honey, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil gives you soft and supple cuticles in a flash. Check out the beauty regimen here.

8. Hair Conditioner – Dull hair can make even the most gorgeous hairstyle look underwhelming and if you are tired of filling up your bathroom cabinets with an overabundance of hair products to combat the problem, then honey is your easy answer. Honey has the natural enzymes and nutrients in it that give dull hair shine without weighing it down, making it a great conditioner. Just mix up some honey, olive oil or coconut oil, let sit and rinse. Check out the beauty regimen here.

9. Shampoo Booster – Keep the shampoo you love, but give it an all-natural boost by adding in a little bit of sweet honey. If you’re wondering how honey works with shampoo to give your hair a deep and healthy cleanse, it’s rather simple. Honey’s humectants regulate and retain hair moisture, while also strengthening hair follicles to initiate growth. Check out the beauty regimen here.

10. Hair Highlighter – While not as strong as over-the-counter hair highlighter products that contain a host of chemicals, honey does indeed have the ability to lighten your hair at an effective albeit slower rate. The glucose oxidase that lies in honey gradually releases hydrogen peroxide, which is known to lighten hair color. Check out the beauty regimen here.

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