There are multiple acne treatments on the market today, and it can be confusing to know which ones to use and which ones are effective. Many treatments contain harsh chemicals which are useless for sensitive skin and leave you with more problems such as flaking, sore and tight skin. Did you know you can treat acne with natural ingredients such as honey? It’s true! Honey is an excellent natural remedy for treating acne as it acts as natural antibiotic, which kills that bacteria-causing acne. Honey is also rich in natural antioxidants, which helps to prevent damage caused by free radicals. Follow the steps below to treat your acne with this natural elixir…
For acne breakouts
Home remedy 1: Honey & strawberry
This delicious smelling formula helps to combat those irritating breakouts caused by acne. Start by cleansing your face and gently pat dry with a towel. Mash up 3 strawberries and add 2 teaspoons of honey into a bowl and mix well.
Apply the paste to the affected areas on your face and leave for 20 – 25 minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeat about twice weekly for a month or more for the most effective results.
For acne scars
Home remedy 2: Honey & Olive Oil
A super easy remedy you can make from home. You are very likely to already have these ingredients in your cupboards, which is a great start. You need 1 tablespoon of raw, unprocessed, unpasteurized honey in a bowl. Add to it 1 teaspoon of olive oil and mix it up well so the ingredients are perfectly blended. Massage the mixture into your skin with a focus on the acne scars for 3 – 5 minutes. After massaging, use a warm cloth or flannel over your face and let it cool for some time. After it has cooled wipe off the honey from your face. You will be left with beautifully soft and hydrated skin, use regularly to diminish acne scars.
For a pampering face mask to diminish acne
Home remedy 3: Honey & nutmeg facemask
If you would like an acne treatment to undertake every week as part of a beauty and pampering session then this mask remedy is definitely for you when you need a boost. It doesn’t matter how much you use as long as you mix equal quantities of honey and powdered nutmeg into a bowl. Apply with clean, washed hands to your face and leave for the maximum of 1 hour and then rinse off with water. Repeat regularly for best results. This mask will leave your skin feeling pampered, nourished and smooth making it an excellent beauty treatment as well as an acne treatment.
Did you know that honey also has an osmotic effect; it absorbs water in the wound and releases hydrogen peroxide, making it a great antiseptic, which kills bacteria and clears acne. Treating your acne doesn’t always have to be a chore. It can be an enjoyable and natural experience.