How to Treat Acne With Honey. Honey is very useful for the treatment of acne as due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike many over-the-counter and prescription acne remedies that can dry and irritate the skin, honey is soothing and can be applied topically and taken internally. Read on to learn how to treat acne with honey.
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Make a honey and almond oil cleansing mask to combat acne and prevent further outbreaks. Mix well 1 tbsp. of almond oil with two spoonfuls of natural honey. Apply a light layer of the cleanser to the effected area, massaging gently in a circular motion. Allow the cleanser to sit for a half an hour and rinse with warm water and a soft cloth.
Add a few drops of lemon juice to the cleanser for greasy skin. Start with a small amount and increase depending on the oiliness of the skin.
Use your honey and almond oil acne treatment daily to maintain acne-free skin and a healthy glow.
Store your honey acne treatment in the refrigerator. The honey and lemon will not go bad, however almond oil is highly perishable.
Buy your honey, almond oil and lemon at a natural food store to avoid harmful chemicals and added sugars. The purer the ingredients the more beautiful your skin.
Eat a spoonful of natural honey every day. Natural honey can be added to your morning tea, or taken as a sweet delight in its pure form.
Almond oil can be quite expensive. If you are working on a tight budget, make your honey acne treatment without the almond oil, mixing just natural honey and lemon. In this case, you do not need to store the treatment in the refrigerator.