Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Honey Recommended for Skin Problems

A Honey for All Skins
National Honey Board (USA)

Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. It's also an anti-irritant, making it suitable for a number of sensitive skin issues.

Christopher Watt, a licensed aesthetician who cares for some of Hollywood's most famous faces, including Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, suggests the following homemade honey-based regimens for today's most common skin problems:

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a prevalent issue. Watt suggests applying the following dry skin honey moisturizer to the face:

Dry Skin Moisturizer
Makes 2 Applications

2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons cocoa butter, melted
2 drops bergamont oil (optional)
1 drop lavender oil or tea tree (optional)

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean, dry face. This all-natural moisturizer can be covered and kept in a cabinet, but it will solidify. For a second application, heat in microwave for 10 seconds, stir and apply to skin same as before…

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