7 Benefits of Honey and Milk on Skin

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 24, 2014

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Wondering what to do about your skin? Take refuge in milk and honey for smooth and healthy skin and you'd never want to try anything else.
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    Honey and Milk are Good for Skin

    Honey has a lot to offer. Honey is more than just your natural sweet friend that can save you from the harm of too much sugar, honey can also help you lose weight. But that's not all. Honey can also help you look after your skin. You may not have thought about it but soon you can ger smooth and healthy skin with the help of some honey. And the benefits become even more when you add some milk to your skin care plan. Here are some benefits of milk and honey for your skin. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Fades Scar

    The anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties of honey help in decreasing the appearance of scars on the skin. Honey is known to lighten skin and increase healing and tissue regeneration of the skin. When used with coconut oil or olive oil, the hydrating properties of honey help revive cells of the skin. Regular massaging with the same mixture will improve the circulation making it beautiful and scar-free. You can prepare the mixture by adding one teaspoonful of coconut oil or olive oil in one teaspoonful of raw honey. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Cleanses Skin

    Raw milk is considered to be one of the best cleansers. Dip a cotton ball in raw milk and wipe your face with it. Leave it for five minutes and wash it off with fresh water. Regularly cleaning skin with milk makes your skin squeaky clean, supple and fair. You can also add papaya in milk. The enzymes of papaya help in exfoliating the skin and taking the dead skin cells out.  Apply the mixture of papaya and milk on your face and let it dry for some time. Wash it off with cold water and you’ll get clean, fresh and fair skin. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Fights Acne

    Acne isn’t a problem just for teens, many people have it as adults. It’s very embarrassing for some people to have acne. But, honey can rescue those who are experiencing chronic acne. This skin condition occurs when the hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.  Since honey is an ideal cleansing agent, it absorbs impurities from the skin's pores, leaving your skin smooth and clean. The natural antiseptic property of honey heals your skin and is good for fighting acne. Apply a small quantity of honey directly on your skin and leave it to dry for 30 minutes or more. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Honey can, however, only be helpful in treating acne caused by bacterial infections. It might not help much if your acne is a result of hormonal changes, irritation. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Exfoliates Skin

    Milk contains a compound called AHA( Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which is used mainly in expensive beauty products. AHA helps to slow down the aging process. You can prepare an exfoliating mask at home with the help of raw milk, honey, oatmeal and walnut powder. All you need is ½ tablespoonful of walnut powder, 2 tablespoonful of oatmeal, ½ tablespoonful of honey and 2 tablespoonful of raw milk.  Mix all the ingredients properly to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste on your face and gently massage. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and you will get a marvellous skin. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Improves Complexion

    Milk is considered good for improving the complexion. Take small amount of raw milk and apply it over your face and neck. Rinse it off with fresh water after 10 minutes. It will make your skin instantly fair and softer. You may make a face pack as well by using 2 tablespoonfuls of milk, 1 tablespoonful of honey and 1 tablespoonful of lemon juice. Apply this face pack on your face for 10 minutes. The mixture of honey, milk and lemon juice acts as bleach for the skin, making it fairer. Image Courtesy:getty

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    Purifies and Moisturize Skin

    Everyone likes to have smooth skin. For smooth skin, you may make a purifying and moisturizing mask that works wonders to make your skin glowing. Take 2 tablespoonfuls of raw milk, 1 tablespoonful of honey, 1 capsule of vitamin E and one slice of cucumber or aloe vera gel.  Mix them properly and apply on your face. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes. Finish by washing your face with water.Image Courtesy:getty

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    Prevents Irritation

    If you want to get rid of dead skin cells from the face, try milk scrub to make your skin glow naturally. Boil water and add a pinch of salt to it. Add 4 cupfuls of non-fat milk to this. Let it soak for about 20 minutes. Use the scrub and clear off your skin to lighten red spots. It can also be helpful in reducing the allergic reactions. Image Courtesy:getty

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