Pooh Bear May Have Been Onto Something: The Benefits of Raw Honey

Some of the best things for your face are things that you probably already have in the kitchen. Today’s phenomenon: raw honey.

I’m not sure if I’m just late or if I’m catching on along with everyone else, but either way, if you haven’t tried raw honey on your face, you should.

Here’s why:

It helps with acne, slows down aging, moisturizes, and it opens up your pores.
I first used it as a honey mask because I was looking for a face mask that wasn’t too harsh on sensitive skin. What I had previously been using was drying out my face and of course I was tired of wasting my money on products that weren’t working.

There’s a number of ways to use raw honey on your skin, I used it as a face mask with some cinnamon, but because cinnamon can be harsh, I only use it once a week. If you want to apply only raw honey on your face, it’s still beneficial and gentle enough to use daily. I keep my honey-cinnamon mask on for a few minutes and then I rinse it off. It left my face feeling soft and glowing (y’all know that made me happy lol).

Before and After

 Raw Honey, Cinnamon and Nutmeg Mask

It can also be used as a spot treatment for trouble spots on your face, a cleanser, an exfoliate, and a honey bath.

Is Raw Honey Only Good For Your Skin?

It is not only good for your skin, it’s also good for your hair and nails. It can be used as a hair conditioner, shampoo booster, cuticle moisturizer and hair highlighter. I haven’t used it for any of these purposes because at the time I was just looking for something to use on my face, but I’m definitely not opposed to experimenting further with raw honey and its magic powers.

Applying the Mask

Keep in mind that if you want to get the most out of your honey, you have to use 100% raw honey. The great thing is that it isn’t too expensive and the benefits seem endless (which also means you may run out quickly, so good thing it isn’t expensive). Like I mentioned before, raw honey is great for sensitive skin and adding other natural ingredients such as cinnamon can make it stronger so it’s suitable for all skin types.

No wonder Pooh Bear couldn’t stay away from the stuff.