David Wolfe has published a new book that is turning the skin care industry on its ear. “The Beauty Diet” offers skin care tips of a different king, with raw honey being at the forefront of his new “diet.” Wolfe discusses many of the “super skincare powers” of raw honey as well as some great recipes you can make on your own.
In its raw state, honey is packed with minerals, antioxidants, antibacterial properties, probiotics, and enzymes. It is these properties which make it a great addition to any skincare regimen. When honey is applied to the skin in its raw state, it can serve as a humectant, helping to hydrate the skin.
One of the neat things about the book is that is promotes products that can be used not only as a topical treatment, but they can also be eaten. Obviously, we are a fan of doing both with our Manuka honey. Some of the recipes in this book look absolutely delicious, but we will leave that for you to decide.
Here are just a few of the ways to use raw honey as a topical skin care treatment…
Moisturizing Mask – when used in a face mask, raw honey can help to naturally moisturize your face. First, dampen your face with warm water. Next, use about one teaspoon of raw honey and massage it into your face in a circular motion. Allow the honey to settle for about 30 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. Make sure you pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it.
Treating Skin Blemishes – rather than popping a “zit,” raw honey can bring the blemish to a head in a much safer way. Before going to bed, put some raw honey on the blemish (if you use your finger to apply the honey, make sure it is clean). By morning, you should see a marked improvement. If the blemish appears to be a major “zit,” the honey can be paired with essential oils, like lavender and tea tree oil, to treat it.
Pore Cleaner – if you are starting to see a buildup in your pores, raw honey could be the solution. Gently wash your face with warm water and pat it dry. Combine one part raw honey and two parts coconut oil and stir until well-combined. Massage the mixture into your facial skin, then allow to sit for about five minutes. Gently wash the concoction off your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with soft towel.
It is important to remember to only use raw honey for these recipes. Processed honey is stripped of many of the benefits of honey in its raw state, so using it would prove to be fruitless. If you would like to order some raw honey to try these skin care fixes, click here to get your order started. And remember, we offer FREE shipping on all orders of $150 or more.
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