Honey for the face - new secrets of clean skin
Honey is a valuable food that contains a lot of useful substances. Earlier, with the help of it, people were treated for many diseases and used it to prepare medicinal ointments and gels.
Today, its properties are also valued in the world of cosmetology. Honey is an excellent means by which you can get rid of pimples, eliminate age spots and freckles from the skin, and prevent premature aging.
The impact of honey on the skin
Honey for skin is a valuable source of micro and macro elements. The skin under its influence is transformed and begins to shine with health. With the regular use of a cosmetic with this component, the skin:
- is cleared of free radicals;
- is softened and toned;
- is saturated with useful substances;
- becomes elastic;
- is rejuvenated;
- is clarified.
In addition, the effect of this excellent product allows you to eliminate dry skin and eliminate the appearance of a greasy gloss on its surface, thanks to the ability to normalize the sebaceous glands.
This complex effect of honey on the skin, allows it to be used as the main ingredient for preparing home masks for daily use. However, it also contains a huge amount of allergens, so before using a mask with honey for the face, you should conduct a small test.
Take a small amount of the prepared mask and apply it to your wrist. Why here? Yes, because it is in this area that the skin is almost as sensitive as on the face. After 5 to 10 minutes, remove the remnants of the product. If the allergic reaction does not occur within a day, then the mask can be used without any fear. If de appear red spots or itching, then it should be discarded.
Indications and contraindications
Face mask with honey is indicated for those who have such cosmetic problems as:
- pigmented spots;
- excessive dryness;
- high fat content;
- loss of elasticity and elasticity.
In general, the use of such a mask is recommended to almost everyone, both as a remedy and preventative.
Contraindications include only individual intolerance to the product, diabetes mellitus and dilated blood vessels. In the rest, since honey is applied externally, there are no contraindications.
Rules for the preparation of masks with honey
For the preparation of face masks only liquid honey is used. If you do not have one, you can use candied, but you must first melt it. And here it is necessary to be very careful and attentive.
You can not heat honey over 40 C, as all the useful properties from it will evaporate and the mask with its addition will lose its effectiveness. Therefore, it is best to use a confectionery thermometer when heating honey.
An important point is that you can not apply hot honey on your face, because you can burn it. Always after heating, allow the honey to cool to room temperature.
Honey can be used as an independent cosmetic product, applying it to cleansed face skin for 15 - 20 minutes. This will saturate the cells with such elements as:
- vitamins of various groups;
- organic acids;
- fructose and sucrose.
But in order for this list to increase significantly, honey is recommended to mix with other ingredients, which also favorably affect the skin. They are selected taking into account the available cosmetic problems.
Masks for the face with honey: cooking recipes
For dry and fading skin, you can use a honey mask, which is prepared according to the following recipe:
- take a teaspoon of liquid bee honey and 1 whole chicken egg( raw);
- combine these two components in one container and mix thoroughly until a uniform consistency is formed;
- , apply the resulting mixture on the skin with massage movements and leave to act for half an hour.
By the way, this mask can be used not only to preserve the beauty of the skin of the face, but also for the whole body. Especially useful is the mask for the neck and décolleté area.
If you want to get rid of wrinkles or prevent their appearance, then instead of the whole egg, you need only take the egg yolk. It well nourishes and moisturizes the delicate skin of the face, and also promotes its regeneration.
Also suitable for dry and fading skin is a honey mask with an apple. To make it, you need an apple of medium size, which you need to grate on a fine grater. And after the resulting gruel mix with one teaspoon of liquid honey.
Such a composition should be applied in a horizontal position, and cover the face with a dense cloth. After 20 minutes, the remnants of the cosmetic product should be removed with a cotton swab dipped in warm milk.
For oily and combination skin, the following mask is suitable. To make it, you need a tablespoon of liquid honey and one raw egg white. First you need to whip the protein to a persistent foam, and then slowly mix it with honey.
The mask should be applied by massage movements, it should be washed only after it has completely dried. Instead of protein, you can use the lemon pulp or its juice. However, in this case, the mask should be kept no more than 25 - 30 minutes.
Anti-aging effect has a face mask made from honey and cinnamon. To do this, mix ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder( no more, as cinnamon can cause skin irritation) and a teaspoon of honey.
Apply the mask with gentle movements, avoiding contact with the skin around the eyes. Keep a long mask is not worth it, for its full impact will be enough 10 - 15 minutes.
Very useful for the face skin honey mask with oat flakes. You can prepare it in the following way. Take a tablespoon of oatmeal, grind them with a coffee grinder and mix with two teaspoons of liquid honey.
Leave the resulting composition aside for 5 to 10 minutes. This time should be enough for the mask to swell and easily lie on the face. If the mixture turns out to be very thick, add a few drops of lemon juice into it. This mask should be kept for 15 minutes.
To improve blood circulation and give the skin a healthy hue, you need to use a mask based on honey and ginger. However, it is necessary to use the root of ginger, and not the finished powder, which is sold in stores.
To prepare a mask, you need half a teaspoon of grated ginger, which must be mixed with two teaspoons of liquid honey. The resulting composition should immediately be applied to the cleansed skin, and after 15 minutes rinse with water. Do not overdo the mask, as the warming effect of ginger may cause irritation on the skin.