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Honey for Skin Care

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Honey is a sweet, viscous fluid produced by bees. It is a traditional ingredient for home face masks. It reduces redness and irritation, and also decreases acne.

Honey as a skin care treatment


  • There are many interpretations face masks that include honey but the simplest is to smear plain honey directly on your skin.
  • Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.

Why It Works

Honey has antibacterial properties. Honey is currently being studied for its use on burns and on open wounds.


Use honey with caution if you are allergic to pollen or bee stings.

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