Dry skin is a problem that we all can face, but it’s not a problem that can’t be dealt with. The best way to deal with it is to use honey. Honey is very good for the skin because not only does it help remove dead skin but it stimulates the growth of fresh skin. It also acts as a natural moisturizer and helps nourish dry skin. Even superstars like Jenifer Lopez needs to care for their skin and the two remedies that are recommended by her beautician are mentioned later in this article. Honey has other uses also related to the skin, including putting it on a wound so as to prevent a bandage from sticking to it. The only thing you need to remember when using honey is to make sure that you don’t use raw honey as it could contain bacteria that could cause infection if applied on dry and cracked skin.
Treating Dry Skin With Honey
The easiest way to use honey for dry skin would be to apply some of it on the dry skin directly. You can also use creams and lotions that are made out of honey. Remember to keep a bottle in your bathroom at all times so that you can use it when you have your bath.
To get the beauty treatment stars get, you can use the methods prescribed by Christopher Watt, the aesthetician who tends to Jenifer Lopez and Halle Berry. Both the methods prescribed by him are honey based mixtures that can be used to battle dry skin. The first of these is known as the ‘dry skin moisturiser’ and the second one is known as ‘sweethearts’ chocolate honey body scrub’. So how do you go about making these? It’s very simple and can be done at home too.
You will need 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of melted cocoa butter. You can also add 2 drops of bergamot oil and 1 drop lavender oil, but it is not a necessity. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Once the mixture is ready you can start applying it to your face and other parts. If you plan on using this to treat your entire body then you will need to make it in higher quantities and this much will be enough only for one or maybe two applications at the most. Once you are done applying it you can cover the bowl and set it aside. It may solidify over time, but if you want to use it again, all you will need to do is to heat it in the microwave for a few seconds to melt it. Make sure you don’t boil it in the process. Also make sure that you apply this lotion on clean and dry skin.
Sweethearts’ Chocolate Honey Body Scrub
This is meant for the entire body and is a more like a treatment you can use just before you step into the shower. What you will need for this is two cups of honey, half a cup of grape seed oil, six tablespoons coco powder (you can also use grated chocolate but it must not be sweet) and two cups of kosher salt. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them thoroughly and ensure that the paste is thick and grainy before you start applying it. Once the mixture is ready, apply it to your body and let it sit for a few minutes. You can remove the mixture using a damp soft cloth soaked in warm water. In case you plan on taking a shower, you can do that as long as you make sure you rinse the mixture off and not scrub it off.
The one thing that is common amongst all beauty tips and also applies to these tips is: don’t use them once and then forget about them. If you wish for continued good results then you must keep on applying the treatment from time to time.