Honey is good for your face and for skin in general. Honey absorbs and retains moisture, which helps hydrate and freshen skin. Applying a mixture of honey and milk to your face and allowing it to sit for 2 minutes keeps the skin smooth, radiant and youthful looking.
Honey offers efficient sun protection for the skin. Its anti-microbial and antioxidant properties rejuvenate depleted skin cells for a silky soft feel. An ideal cleansing agent, honey absorbs oil from pores and works well as a treatment for minor acne from hormonal changes in the body. Its hygroscopic qualities make honey useful as a moisturizer, and honey baths are recommended for dry skin. It's a powerful, natural antiseptic and an effective ingredient in homemade facial scrubs. A mixture of honey, oatmeal and ground almonds exfoliates dead skin cells. When mixed with olive oil, honey softens hair.
Organic honey has the most natural benefits. Manuka honey contains glucose oxidase, an acidic antibacterial. It is credited with additional healing qualities and works as a lip balm during cold, dry weather. Manuka honey also works for treating skin conditions, such as eczema. Women in ancient times used honey for beauty enhancement and to promote healing.