Beauty Tips

Beauty with Honey
Have you tried.. honey and Yoghurt as a face mask?

Use two table spoon fulls of natural yoghurt mixed with your favourite Bounty of Nature Honey

Why is honey good for your skin?

Due to its high sugar content, honey is a natural humectant, which means it's able to attract and retain water, helping keep our skin hydrated and looking lovely.

Honey contains vast vitamins and minerals, such as amino acids, which helps our skin to retain its essential moisture.

Honey softens our epidermis (the outer layer of the skin).

With its moisture absorbing ability, honey kills germs by drawing out moisture.

Honey is full of antioxidants, which help protect and rejuvenate our skin.

The antioxidants in honey perform the role of eliminating free radicals, which are reactive compounds in the body. Free radicals are created through the normal process of metabolism and contribute to many serious diseases.

The antioxidants in honey also help to counter any free radicals in our skin. Antioxidants don’t make your skin dry unlike many soaps.

Honey is an anti microbial agent, which helps inhibit the growth of certain bacteria.

Honey's anti-bacterial properties help clear infections.

Honey's anti-inflammatory properties help reduce pain and swelling.

Honey aids the regrowth of tissue, speeding up healing time and reduces scarring.

Honey absorbs impurities from the pores of our skin making it an ideal cleansing agent.

Honey is a natural ingredient so it’s free from harmful chemicals.

When honey is mixed with water, it forms hydrogen peroxide, which can often be used as a mild antiseptic.

Please do not to use honey on your skin if you are allergic to it. If you are unsure we strongly recommend that you discuss with a qualified medical professional.

Beauty Treatments

Skin firming mask

The antioxidants in honey are free radical scavengers which, when mixed with the vitamin A in a banana, repair skin damage and give the face a lift, as well as acting as a light exfoliator.

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 banana
  1. Take one banana and a teaspoon of honey and mash together
  2. Once ready cleanse your face and apply mask
  3. Leave on for up to 10 minutes and rinse with warm water

For Greasy Skin

The honey in this face mask helps reduce swelling and inflammation by killing germs, the olive oil helps to nourish the skin leaving it clean and soft. Olive oil provides our skin with essential moisture along with cleaning out our pores, leaving it feeling smooth and nourished, the egg yolk will help remove dirt from the skin without drying it out, this is because egg yolk is high in protein and rich in vitamin A which gives it strong anti-bacterial properties. With all these ingredients combined, not only will your skin be left feeling clean and fresh, but it can help lighten acne marks.

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Take the honey, olive oil and egg yolk and mix together until it is a light creamy texture.
  2. Once ready cleanse your face and apply mask
  3. Leave on for up to 15 minutes and rinse with warm water

Honey Conditioner

As honey holds water it is perfect for rehydrating dry damaged hair

  • 175g pure honey
  • 60ml olive oil
  1. Combine the honey and olive oil
  2. Slowly work in a bit at a time all the way through hair
  3. Cover with shower cap and leave in for 25 mintues and shampoo and rinse as normal

Honey and Almond Face Mask

We all want soft, smooth skin and this honey and almond face mask contains all the essential ingredients you need to help remove excess dead skin cells. Almonds have a number of properties, which are extremely beneficial for our skin, almonds contain a high level of antioxidants, and they are rich in vitamins A and E, which helps smooth skin irritation and inflammation.

Yoghurt has antibacterial and anti fungal properties, which help to unclog pores. The lactic acid also helps to soften and hydrate skin as well as soothing irritation.

Oats are brilliant when it comes to skin care. The amino acids help promote collagen production; they are also loaded with a natural cleanser called saponins, which help unclog pores. Oats also contain a high level of protein, which help protect our skin.

Another property of oats is that they contain polysaccharides which, when mixed with water, builds up a jelly-like film over the skin, which soften and nourishes the skin feeling it leaving hydrated.

With all these ingredients combined together this makes for the perfect exfoliating facemask.

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 7 whole unblanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon yoghurt
  1. Grind the almonds and oats in a pestle and mortar until finely ground
  2. Combine the almond and oats mixture with the honey and yoghurt
  3. Once ready cleanse your face and apply mask
  4. Leave on for up to 10 minutes
  5. Massage gently to exfoliate and rinse with warm water

Honey bath

For sweet smelling and soft skin, add 175g of honey to your bath water.

Moisture mask

You may have noticed that numerous health and beauty products on the market contain milk and honey. This is because both these ingredients have cleansing and anti-microbial properties, and when you combine the two, you get high staphylococcus bacteria activity, increasing its anti-bacterial properties leaving your skin glowing.

  • 2 tablespoons of pure honey
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  1. Cleanse face as normal and use a warm cloth to open up pores
  2. Simply take the honey and milk, mix together and gently massage onto skin and leave for 15 minutes
  3. Rinse with warm water, followed by cold water to close pores

Exfoliate with honey

Honey contains alpha hydroxy acids. These acids are often widely used in the cosmetics industry and are essential for exfoliating your skin. The acids loosen the bonds between the dead skin cells which, in turn, makes it easier to get rid of the dead layer of skin, revealing a new, glowing you. These acids also help with oily skin, and increase elasticity, and stimulate collagen production.

So next time your having a bath, simply rub honey over your skin, working it in circular motions. With each rub, the honey will get sticky and pull at your skin, perfect for removing dead skin cells.