Honey as Medicine: Good skin

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Honey as Medicine

By Mindy03
November 28, 2011

Everyone is familiar with honey's value in easing the effects of a cold. It is added to hot tea or warm water with lemon to help soothe sore throats and to calm coughs. It has also been used to treat minor wounds and burns.

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Aguane
Nov 27, 2011 7:07 PM CST
A teacher I had in high school was from Hungary. She had the most beautiful skin. She would cleanse her face and apply room temp honey for about an hour. She said the honey removed toxins from her pores. Then she'd wash it off with Ivory soap and apply a layer of egg white. The egg white, wet and raw, would close the pores.
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Mindy03
Nov 27, 2011 7:12 PM CST
Yes honey is good for skin. It sofens it and the antibacterial properties help it stay healthy. I have a friend who uses it for this purpose only.
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KyWoods
Nov 28, 2011 11:07 AM CST
I use it in foods/drinks, in shampoo and body wash, and on cuts. I recently started a job that requires me to have wet hands a lot of the day. My hands have become rough and dry. I apply lotion often, but it's not enough.
Do you think that coating my hands with honey and wearing cotton gloves over them overnight would help? I need to go today to buy more honey, so maybe I'll get the biggest jar.
Thanks!
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Aguane
Nov 28, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Well, along the line of uses for bee stuff I wonder if Burt's Bee's moisturizing products might be a solution. Bee's wax. I think Vaseline (petroleum jelly) is good to hold IN moisture in your skin, which is what moisturizing is all about... but not sure about this petroleum product going on the skin. Skin is an organ and absorbs things applied to it.... kidney's cleanse the body and thus the petroleum jelly. Bee's wax may be healthier.
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Mindy03
Nov 28, 2011 11:59 AM CST
Renee check this link from the National Honey Board. It's a list of links for recipes for beauty products you might want to check out.

http://www.honey.com/nhb/recipes/category-results/?category_...
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KyWoods
Nov 28, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Oooo, thanks, what a great site!
I will check out Burt's Bees products, too, Susie, I've seen them around here. Thanks!
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Aguane
Nov 28, 2011 6:36 PM CST
Margaret, yes, that IS a great site. Like vinegar, honey is a wonder food that aids in so many ways! Thanks!
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 28, 2011 6:38 PM CST
I agree
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Mindy03
Nov 29, 2011 7:44 AM CST
If you didn't check the whole recipe section out there's also recipes for food.

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