Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Honey Recommended for Skin Treatment

Winter-Proof Your Skin With Pure Honey
Star-Gazette (USA), 11/29/2006

Pure honey, nature's moisturizer, helps prevent dry skin and dull, lifeless hair. Honey is a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. It easily produces spalike skin care results, but without the spalike premium prices.

Christopher Watt, owner of Christopher Watt Esthetics in West Hollywood, Calif., and skin care expert to celebrity A- listers, including Halle Berry and Ricky Martin, uses pure honey in most of his skin and beauty treatments.

"I recommend using 100 percent pure honey as part of your regular beauty routine," said Watt. "Winter is especially harsh on skin, lips and hair, and honey is an easy and inexpensive way to get spalike results at home. Whether your skin is dry and flaky or oily and acne-prone, pure honey can help you get beautiful, radiant skin."

Watt teamed up with the National Honey Board to create easy honey-based skin treatments you can make at home. He recommends using honey at least twice a week to soften and exfoliate the skin.

The board provides a full collection of beauty tips and recipes including luscious body scrubs and sweet hair conditioners in the Pure Honey Beauty Brochure. To receive a free copy of the brochure, visit or send your mailing address to Pure Honey Beauty Brochure, P.O. Box 14635, Madison, WI 53708.

Here is a sample recipe:

Green tea and honey hydrating mask (for dry skin)
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel*

1 tablespoon pure honey

2 teaspoons brewed green tea -- cooled

2 teaspoons brewed chamomile tea -- cooled

2 drops lavender essential oil* (optional)

* Available at a health food store or online.

Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean skin. Allow mask to remain on skin for at least 20 minutes. Place any remaining mask in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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