Honey is not just a sweetener that we add to our coffee or pastries. The natural sugars in it have many benefits like anti-aging, improving complexion, and acne treatment. Kourtney Kardashian could attest to honey’s effects, saying that it brightens her skin. Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow even went the extra mile and recommended bee stings to reduce skin redness. (This is a little dangerous, so approach with caution.)
Now you know why it’s often used for homemade oatmeal masks and scrubs. If you want the full benefits without using your kitchen, you can always shop for honey-infused products. Best part is there’s one for your hair down to your toes.
Fix hair damage and brittleness with this product from Garnier. Made from honey and royal jelly, it strengthens your hair strands for a healthier look. All you need to do is to leave it for three minutes before rinsing. Available online.
Reduce skin redness before applying your makeup with the NYX Honey Dew Me Up Serum & Primer. The gel-like product has gold reflects, which make your skin look glowy all day. Available on Beauty MNL.
This cream is best used before sleeping as it gives your face a healthy radiance the next day. The manuka honey and red ginseng helps in refining your skin and renewing skin cells. There’s also a sweet honey smell that’s not too overpowering. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Give your dry skin a treat with Innisfree’s moisturizing manuka honey mask. The triple-layered mask also provides better absorption of essence. You can even use this if you’re already doing the 10-step Korean skincare routine. Available on Beauty MNL.
Keep this handy in case your lips go dry. Honey Trap keeps your lips supple and adds a fresh feel to them. You’ll also taste a hint of almond and white chocolate upon application. Available at Bonifacio High Street.
You should also have this hand cream in your purse to keep your hands and nails well-conditioned. The combination of honey and orange essential oil will nourish your skin and protect your hands from further dryness. The best part is that buying this product will fund projects to help save bees. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
Guerlain’s Honey Nectar Lotion is a bit pricey, but consider it as a skincare investment. It gives your skin ample nourishment to keep it hydrated, soothed, and restored. Available at Sephora PH.
Make your bath smell like dessert with Laura Mercier’s bath gel made from moisturizing honey, and also smells like caramel. Just take the wooden dipper and add it to your bathwater, especially on days when you just want to unwind. Available on Nordstrom.
After a long bath, apply The Body Shop’s Honeymania Body Butter to get softer skin. Not only will you smell like honey for the whole day, but your skin will stay hydrated for at least 48 hours. Available at Glorietta 1.
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