Have you noticed an ingredient that is increasingly popular in skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and lotions? Raw honey has been used as a beauty treatment for thousands of years, but it’s becoming trendy again to add it into beauty products. Why settle for a small-amount (in a likely-overpriced jar) when you can use the real thing?
Raw honey helps with skin regeneration and repair while also guarding against bacterial harm and sun damage. It also reduces irritation and gives skin a full, smooth appearance, almost like a hydrating sheet mask! Honey is a ‘humectant’, meaning it draws water from the air and adds a boost of moisture to the skin.
Many different skin types that can benefit from raw and unpasteurized honey, including the following:
How to use raw honey on the skin
As a face mask - if you have dull and dry skin this is the best mask to use to give you that bright shine and moisture! Take a few tablespoons of Chandler Honey “Classic Wild Prairie” and apply it to your face while it’s dry and cleaned. Leave it on the skin for 15-30 minutes and rinse. This mask is also great for inflamed skin; you can incorporate the mask into your morning skin routine so that it can help keep your skin refreshed throughout the day.
As a body exfoliant - Massage Chandler Honey “Lemon & Ginger” raw honey into damp skin in circular movements for 2-5 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. The texture in our Lemon & Ginger raw honey will help soften the skin, remove dead skin cells, and even the skin tone.
As a lip mask - Add a thick layer of Chandler Honey “Classic Wild Prairie” to the lips. Then, on top of the lips, add a piece of plastic wrap if desired. Rinse well after 15 minutes. This is a good way to prepare your lips before applying lipstick or to restore cracked, dry lips.
As a hair mask - For silky, healthy hair, use raw honey as a hair mask or shampoo. Because it's so sticky, try combining 1/4 cup of Chandler Honey “Classic Wild Prairie” with just enough water that you can easily spread it all over your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse! Alternatively, you can mix a teaspoon of honey into your normal shampoo and use it as usual.
As always, when looking for honey to use in your beauty routine, make sure that it is raw and unpasteurized. When honey is pasteurized, all of the beneficial enzymes and minerals are removed and you’re left with what is essentially sugar syrup.
We hope you love these beauty tips! If you try them at home, be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see the results!