Honey has antibacterial properties for reducing acne. It contains enzymes that will help to rejuvenate your skin making it look younger and softer.
The enzymes in honey breakdown fatty deposits on the skin helping with dry and scaly skin. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that overtime reduces redness and fades dark spots. Use honey with other remedies to make them more effective and easier to apply. The adhesive properties of honey will make remedies that would normally slip and slide on your skin stick and stay in place. This is also a downside to honey because it’s really sticky and messy. Use honey as spot treatment for pimples that haven’t fully formed yet to bring them to the surface. To get the best results from using honey as a home remedy for acne try organic. Warming up honey in a microwave for a few seconds then applying is another way to use it. Just make sure the honey is not too hot before applying.
Make your own honey for acne mask.
All you need to make this home acne remedy is about a tablespoon of honey in a bowl or on a plate.
- Apply the honey to your face.
- Avoid the eye area.
- Let the honey dry for about fifteen minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
Optional remedies to mix with honey for acne.
- Coffee grinds (caffeinated and unflavored).
- Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
Use two teaspoons of oatmeal or coffee to add to the tablespoon of honey. You can also use them both at the same time by adding one teaspoon of coffee and one teaspoon of oatmeal. Add less than half a teaspoon of EVOO on its own or with the coffee and or oatmeal. Adding too much EVOO will make the mixture runny.
Coffee grinds are much too harsh for really sensitive skin. Do not use coffee grinds on your face if you any type of inflammatory acne or are prone to have inflammatory acne breakouts. Especially if you are prone to or have severe types of acne do not use coffee topically. For average skin use coffee grinds at most once a week in a remedy. If you have sensitive skin without too much acne use coffee grinds at most every two weeks.
Use honey for acne in other remedies to make them more effective.
You can add honey to just about any remedy to make it more effective and help with the application process. Add some honey to remedies that are slippery to make them stick to your face and not slide down. Even if a remedy isn’t slippery honey can be added to make it more effective.
Here’s a list of remedies to try with honey for acne.
- Strawberry oatmeal face mask. Use honey to make the remedy not slip.
- Orange peel face mask. Use honey to make the remedy not slip.
- Uncoated aspirin face mask. Use honey to make it more effective.
- EVOO moisturizer scrub. Honey is an ingredient in this remedy.
Use honey for pimple spot treatment. Dab some honey onto pimples that have or have not fully formed yet and let it dry then rinse.