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Honey is good in
taste, we love foods containing honey. And there are a number of medicinal properties
found in honey. In fact honey has been used as a medicine, including in skin
care regimen, since ancient times.
It has healing
properties which some may help ease your sagging skin and age spots, though the
medicinal value of honey in dermatology is not fully understood yet (more
research is required) . However, people believe
that it is a fox remedy with almost no risk. We know well honey is very mild,
well-tolerated for most people except for those who’re allergic to. You can
topically use it frequently.
With its high
antioxidant property, it’s also credited with slowing down skin aging. Plus,
it’s loaded with other essential things to provide many beneficial qualities
for skin health such as antibacterial & anti-fungal properties, hydrating
dry skin (moisturizer), and anti-inflammatory properties. All of these
properties are good for your skin health and firmness.
Does it really work? There is still no specific
conclusive evidence to confirm the effectiveness of honey for lightening brown,
age spots. But since it is a natural exfoliator, applying on the skin would help exfoliate dead skin cells
of your skin (including dead pigmented skin).
Just pour a few
drops of honey on your hand, and rub it with your finger to the treatment area
and leave it for a while (probably about 15-25 minutes) – then rinse off. Or
dilute it first with purified water so it becomes less sticky!
To help provide
tightening effect on your skin, mix honey with white egg. Egg white is full of
protein albumin, which is required to help rebuild your skin cells and boost
your skin’s elasticity. Mix 1 egg white and 2 tablespoon of honey, then
topically apply the mixture to the affected skin.
To gain the
benefits of honey most; use organic, raw honey (Manuka honey for example)! This
is important to make sure you choose honey with all of good nutritional
contents. Avoid using pasteurized honey since it may have counterproductive
Other potent goodies
containing anti-aging properties from your pantry or refrigerator include
cucumber, potato, oatmeal, sandalwood, papaya, cinnamon, and probably apple
cider vinegar. Always do a patch test first to keep safe!
Since each case
varies, there is no single formula that works for everyone. The same goes for
remedies mentioned above. Some people find these remedies work well, but in
other cases more aggressive treatments are probably required depending on your
is less likely to cause side effects and more affordable. But it requires discipline,
even though if you use OTC fade and tightening creams /lotions. It takes time
to see a difference.
Sagging skin is more difficult to treat than age spots. Sometimes, in severe cases, it may require invasive procedures or even surgical treatment.
So, have you tried
one or some of these natural goodies? Let me know your feedback.