If you ask any beauty expert about foods good for your skin they will rave about the magical properties of honey and lemon along with the more traditional names like turmeric. Your pantry is full of skincare gems that you don’t know about.
From foods, you should be including in your diet to foods that you should be applying on your skin to you most probably have a pantry that is underused. Honey and lemon are two of the superfoods that are often not properly utilized.
I am guessing you already know about plenty of other superfoods but did you know that lemon and honey can have a significant impact in you having clear, beautiful naturally glowing skin? Well, don’t worry if you don’t.
Here in this blog, we will talk about the magical benefits of these two food items. We will talk about why they are so so great and why you should be using them. So let’s start with honey.
Benefits Of Honey
Honey is a naturally occurring substance that has been a staple of human civilizations for thousands of years. But did you know about the amazing benefits of putting honey on your face?
Well, along with it being an amazing combatant of cold and being a delicious food it is also an amazing skincare product. Honey can help you with acne problems and can help you get rid of acne.
This is because it is a naturally occurring antibacterial. It also slows down early aging. Honey is filled with antioxidants that reduce the body’s aging procedure as the antioxidants keep the skin cells rejuvenated. It will also give you a complexion boost.
Honey is considered a great moisturizer and skin-soothing properties. This means that it will help you get natural healthy glowing skin, unlike many other products. Honey is also a key component in many organic skincare products because of these amazing properties.
On top of that, honey is great for opening up pores as the ingredients that make up honey helps unclog and clear pores easily and fast. So what can you do with honey? Well, here are some DIY skincare options using honey that you can easily do.
DIY Raw Honey Face Mask For Your Skincare Routine
A lot of people spend a lot of money on expensive chemical-based face masks for their skincare routine. Now there is nothing wrong with that but you already have great face mask ingredients for making one at home.
You can use raw honey to create a DIY honey face mask and see amazing results. Raw honey has properties that unclog pores in your skin while simultaneously rehydrating and moisturizing the skin. So you can see why this face mask would work.
All you need to do for this is to apply a simple thin layer of honey on your face. Keep the mask on for 30 or so minutes. Then simply wash it away with warm water. Don’t worry, unlike many face masks this one will easily get washed away. After you wash it away you will see that you are left with soft and radiant skin.
Getting Rid Of Acne and Other Spots With Honey
Did you know you can get rid of your acne spots with honey? Well, if you are having a breakout try using the honey on your kitchen counter rather than buying a skin-drying pimple cream. You can simply apply a little bit of honey on your face during a breakout and sleep.
When you wake up you will find your skin less stressed. Just take a cotton swab swirl in a little bit of honey there and apply on the blemishes. You can even boost the results by adding a little bit of tea tree oil and lavender oil to the honey. Trust me this does wonders for the skin.
Honey Cleanser For Your Face
Now you may think honey won’t make a good face wash it is quite the opposite. Honey works as an amazing cleanser for the face. While you can’t really remove delicate eye makeup with it but it works amazingly in removing other types of makeup.
This honey cleanser becomes especially potent when you pair it with your favorite natural plant oil and spices. One of the best cleansers you can have for your skin is when you mix honey and oil. Coconut or Jojoba oil works best for cleansing.
Mix these two up and you will see that it results in a balmy concoction. You can spice like cinnamon, turmeric or nutmeg for added benefits. Then just massage your face with the cleanser and you will see the makeup slowly getting off. The reason why I love this homemade honey cleanser is that it moisturizes your skin while loosening the makeup.
All Natural Honey Exfoliators
Exfoliation is a must for those of us who are looking for healthy perfectly glowing skin, right? You need to exfoliate at least once or twice a week to maintain healthy clear glowing skin. But did you know that you can use honey to make an amazing exfoliator right at your home?
Well, it’s true and you need only two things for it and I’m pretty sure you have them both in your kitchen. For this, you need honey obviously and baking soda. Baking soda is a great scrub but when you mix it with honey it becomes an amazing exfoliator.
To make your exfoliation scrub you need to mix two parts honey and one part baking soda and you are done. The baking soda gently exfoliates your skin while the honey replenishes the skin with antioxidants and moisturizes your skin.
And don’t be shy about the recipe your face is not the only place that needs exfoliation. Use the scrub from head to toe to achieve naturally radiant skin throughout.
Get Yourself A Honey Bath
If you have naturally dry skin or excessively dry skin during winter then this one is most definitely. We take baths to help us relax. Instead of making a complicated bath with plenty of different things you can simply take a honey bath.
This will be a full exfoliating bath for you and is a great way to rejuvenate your skin. All you need to do is simply add two cups of honey in a running bath. Trust me it will soothe your entire body. Soak in the honey bath for 15 minutes and then add a cup of baking soda.
Soak in the baking soda infused bath for another 15 minutes. Trust me your skin will get replenished and the dead skin cells and clogged pores throughout your skin will be unclogged. You can now have clean naturally glowing skin without hassle.
Now that’s enough about honey. Let’s move on to our other special food the lemon. It’s a food item that you will find everywhere and it is very cheap as well. But the impact it has on your skin is massive. So let’s get into some benefits of lemon on your skin.
Benefits Of Lemon
Whether you love lemons or hate them you cannot deny the fact that they are awesome. Well, I say hate lemons but who does really? Everyone loves lemon. Lemons are one of the most versatile food items you can find in the pantry.
From being a superfood with amazing healing properties to being an amazing skincare item. When considering human health it pretty much covers all the major aspects. I mean lemon juice is considered amongst may beauty experts to be the best juice for skincare out there.
Lemon juice can be used on all the parts of the skin even on sensitive ones like the face. While there are plenty of health benefits of lemon there are many skin health benefits as well.
But you may be wondering why I am raving about lemons so much right? Well, lemons are rich in calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. These are vital for skin, hair, and nails. Other benefits of lemon on the skin are that it is an antioxidant, astringent, stimulant, and a hydrator.
Also, it is amazing in fighting dandruff. So before we get into what you can do with lemon for your skin let’s first see some amazing benefits.
- It has an abundance of Vitamin C. This is a key factor in you having skin that is even-toned and it also helps boost the body’s immune system.
- Its a naturally occurring skin astringent. This means it will close out the pores giving you smoother looking skin.
- It is a natural antiseptic. This means that it is an amazing exfoliator and is an amazing solution to fighting dandruff.
- On top of that, it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties meaning it can help you out in getting rid of acne and pimple outbreaks.
- It also soothes skin irritation that comes with dandruff.
- Lemon juice is an alkalizing agent. It helps restore natural pH balance to the skin keeping it healthy.
So those are some benefits of lemon for your body and now let’s talk about the ways you can utilize these properties to get clear healthy glowing skin.
Dark Spot Reduction & Reversing Tans
Sunlight is amazing but it can easily cause skin damage with prolonged exposure. The summer sun can leave you tanned and sunburnt. This can cause dark spots and an uneven skin tone. Now, lemon water can help remedy that.
This is because lemon has skin brightening properties. Just simply prepare a mask with yogurt and lemon juice. Take 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of yogurt and mix well. You can add some rose water to it so that it becomes even more soothing to your skin.
When done mixing apply the mixture on your face and skin and then leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and see it remove the suntan and lighten dark spots. Make sure once you remove the lemon face pack you apply a moisturizer.
Lemon Juice Face Mask For Excess Oil & Acne Removal
Oily skin and acne breakout is a very common problem that we face. I mean with the increase in pollution and a rise in junk food consumption it’s not a surprise that many of us suffer from this. Well, did you know that you can create a lemon juice face mask to help you get rid of that excess oil and acne spots?
Well, just simply create a face mask with the holy trinity of lemon, turmeric, and honey to help you get rid of acne and oily skin. Take 1 tablespoon of organic honey and one-fourth teaspoon of turmeric and a little bit of lemon juice then mix well.
Apply it on your skin and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it away with warm water. Trust me you will love the result!
Getting Rid Of Early Aging With Lemons
Having enough vitamin C in your body is the best possible way to reduce early aging. Do you know what has a lot of vitamin C? Lemons. The vitamin C in lemons boosts collagen which repairs skin cells and rejuvenates the skin.
This means that it helps to get rid of those wrinkles and fine lines that come with early aging. So how do you take advantage of this? Well, simply take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of milk cream and then mix well.
After mixing apply it on your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes then wash it off with warm water. Trust me this face pack with lemon juice will moisturize your skin, tighten it and lend it a natural glow that you will love!
Lemon Juice Hair Mask
Did you know that lemon juice can help you get your hair back? One of the most common problems nowadays is hair loss. Well, lemon juice strengthens your hair follicles hence reducing your hair loss.
You can simply use some aloe vera gel which is already great for your hair and some lemon juice and you are set. Use fresh aloe vera gel from the leaf and drop one tablespoon of lemon juice in there and mix well.
And there you go you have your very own DIY lemon juice face mask. Both of the ingredients actively work towards reducing hair fall so this is an amazing product for your hair. Just apply the mixture to your scalp and leave it on for half an hour or so then rinse it off with anti-hair fall shampoo. Keep repeating this for continuous healthy-looking hair.
Lemony Hair Scrub
Lemon is good for all types of skin. Even the skin on your scalp. Lemon juice is a great agent for combating itchy scalp and dandruff. You can simply use a lemon hair scrub to get rid of a host different things like oil, dirt, and itchiness and also remove dandruff.
All you need are two tablespoons of sea salt, some freshly squeezed lemon juice and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix the ingredients very well and rub it on your scalp for 10-12 minutes and then wash it off with anti-dandruff shampoo. Do this at least once a week for visible results.
Superfoods That Are Good For Your Skin
So you there you go, those are ways you can use honey and lemon to make your skin better. Now as I say this you should remember that getting perfect healthy glowing skin takes a lot of effort.
What you are eating matters as much as what you are putting on your skin. There are plenty of foods that are good for your skin. You need to have a diet specifically aiding in giving you healthy skin. Some of the best foods for healthy skin include:
- Fatty Fish: They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which are vital for healthy skin.
- Avocados: Rich in healthy fats and vitamins that are vital for boosting collagen. The collagen stimulates and speeds up cell repair giving you healthy smooth skin.
- Walnuts: They have essential fats for healthy skin that the body cannot make. Walnuts have the most amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids out of all the nuts. These are crucial if you want to have clear, smooth skin.
- Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are amazing. They carry 37% of the RDI for vitamin E, 32% of the RDI for selenium, 10% of the RDI for zinc and 5.4 grams of protein. This is great for making your skin look healthy and blemish-free.
- Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes have provitamin A which is turned into vitamin A by the body and has Beta-carotene. These do wonders for your skin and a lack of these things will hamper your skin.
- Red or Yellow Bell Peppers: They are very much like the sweet potatoes. They are rich in vitamin A and this means that they are a vital part of the best foods for good skin.
- Broccoli: Broccoli contains zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C meaning if you have it in your diet you are bound to have clear good skin.
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes have a lot of vitamin C. Along with that tomatoes contain major carotenoids, including lycopene. This makes it a superfood for healthy skin.
- Soy: Soy contains isoflavones. This property of soy is known to block or absorb UV rays which basically means it protects the skin from the harshness of the sun!
These are some of the foods that you should try and include at least once in your diet every week. I suggest you consult with your dietician to devise a meal plan that includes all the foods.
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