Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to skin, is there a possibility for a universal definition of beauty? In the same way, is there a possibility for a universal approach to skincare? 

Some people might think so but as every person is unique, so is our skin. Good skincare is the road to preserving the unique radiance nature has gifted everyone. 

Over the centuries, natural ingredients have proven to be the best medicine and skincare essential. One of the oldest and purest among nature’s magical elements is honey.

It dates back to 4000 years and has been a key ingredient in organic formulations. So what makes it a good choice to use honey for skincare?

Raw organic honey contains all the essential nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that make it a perfect beauty product. Honey helps treat eczema, acne, dry skin, sunburns, blackheads, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other skin problems.

Honey has been a part of skincare for a long time. It is common knowledge that there are numerous health benefits of consuming honey. However, you might be surprised to know how honey is an effective skincare ingredient owing to its natural ingredients.

Here are 6 reasons why you should definitely add honey in your monthly grocery shopping list:

1. Lightens And Brightens Skin 

Honey is a great ingredient for skin exfoliation, and when combined with other organic constituents, it adds to their beneficial properties. Including honey in your home remedies can boost up skin rejuvenation.

Tomato Honey Scrub

This homemade scrub helps reduce tan marks, blemishes and brightens your skin complexion.


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tomato


Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the freshly squeezed tomato juice and stir well to make an even mixture. Apply the mixture on a clean face and massage for 5 minutes, and leave it for the next 15 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry. Use it twice a week for effective results.

2. Helps in Scar Fading


The antioxidants in honey make it a good antiseptic. In addition to moisturizing and cleansing your skin, it reduces the appearance of scars and lightens them.

Honey Moisturizer

Honey mixed with olive oil or coconut oil makes a good moisturizer and helps in reducing scars.


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil


Add 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey to 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil and mix them well. Apply gently over the affected area and massage with your fingers for a couple of minutes. Pat dry with a lukewarm washcloth. Use daily for effective results.

3. Possesses Anti-Inflammatory Properties


Apart from being a natural sweetener, honey has antibacterial agents and anti-inflammatory properties. Raw organic honey is a good cure for cough and cold. It is also effective in curing skin inflammation and sunburns.

Aloe Honey Gel

Honey mixed with aloe vera gel makes a soothing lotion and helps to cure inflammation and sunburns.


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel


Mix one part of honey with two parts of aloe vera gel and apply it to the inflamed or sunburned areas of the skin.

4. Promotes Anti-aging Effects

The anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants present in honey restrains fine lines and wrinkles and thus prevent the signs of aging. It nourishes and keeps the skin healthy and increases elasticity.

Cocoa Honey Face Mask

A homemade honey mask is a great way of anti-aging treatment.


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder


Add 1 teaspoon honey with 2 teaspoon milk and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder(add the required amount for consistency). Mix well to make a thick texture. Apply evenly on the face and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry.

5. Hydrates Skin

Using only honey can also make a huge difference to your skin. Increases the moisture content of your skin, giving it a fresh and hydrated look. Honey extracts moisture from the air into the skin and thus retains hydration.

6. Gentle and Natural Exfoliation

Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is a vital part of your skincare routine. A homemade honey scrub is a perfect exfoliator.
Honey acts as a deep pore cleanser, removes blackheads and dead skin cells gently. It maintains a proper pH balance leaving your skin with a natural glow and brightening your complexion.

Honey Sugar Scrub

Homemade honey sugar scrub is a simple and beneficial exfoliator. Honey deep cleanses the pores and removes any blackheads or acne, and leaves radiant and glowing skin.


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon sugar


Add a tablespoon of honey to a tablespoon of sugar and mix it well. Apply the mixture evenly on the face avoiding the eye area. Let the scrub settle for 20 minutes and then wash it off and pat dry. Apply twice a week for effective results.


Honey has been used in skincare for centuries and has been used to treat various skin conditions. In fact, in the 1960s, a study was performed in Australia in which a group of women using a honey-based skincare product showed a 64% improvement in their facial skin after only 4 weeks!