Thursday, 23 August 2012

Honey for Beauty

Hello Fellow Bloggers,
Trust you all are having a great week, I'm still on honey and how you can use it to achieve a beautiful you. 
Honey Is A Sweet Treat For Skin
Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble baths. One reason they use honey is for its wholesome, all-natural image; more and more consumers are demanding cosmetics and personal care products made from natural ingredients. In the case of honey, however, image is just the beginning.
First, honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. This makes honey a natural fit in a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners.
Look for honey in store-bought beauty products or simply add a squeeze of honey to your moisturizer, shampoo or soap at home.  For some extra pampering, try whipping up a simple beauty recipe yourself.
Using honey, a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties, I have created a series of recipes that will help hydrate skin while relaxing the soul.
From the rainy season to harmattan for we living in the tropical regions of the world and  summer sun to the winter winds for those in the temperate regions, seasonal weather can wreak havoc on anyone’s complexion. Summer can leave skin feeling greasy and irritated, while harmattan and winter brings chapping and dryness. Cleanse and moisturize your skin with a five-step, soothing honey facial using natural and readily available ingredients. This do-it-yourself treatment helps restore all skin types. For a relaxing, spa-style facial, prepare all the steps before you begin your treatment.

Bodylab soothing honey facials using Olaa pure honey

 Step 1: Lavender Facial Compress
What u need : Warm water
                              2 teaspoons lavender essential oil
Fill sink or a wide bowl one-third full of warm water and add lavender essential oil. Stir and inhale the wonderful aroma to induce relaxation. Light a candle and turn on music to induce a spa atmosphere and relax your upper body. Drench a terry cloth towel in lavender water, lightly squeeze out excess water and press firmly against your face for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Step 2: Honey Yogurt Purifying Cleanser
What you need:
                        4 tablespoon yogurt
                        2 tablespoons honey
                        2 teaspoons lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Pat cleanser onto your face with upward circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes.
Rinse with lavender water from sink or bowl.
Step 3: Re-texturing Deep Cleansing Honey and Flaxseed Scrub
what you need:
                        1 ounce flaxseed meal
                        1 ounce almond oil
                        1 tablespoon honey
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl; allow to sit for a few minutes. Pat scrub onto your face using upward circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse with lavender water from sink.
TIP: Use two middle fingers to work scrub into crevices around your nose and chin.
Step 4: Moisturizing Mask – Shredded Oatmeal Calmative Milk and Honey Mask
what you need:
                         ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
                         ½ cup water
                         ½ cup milk
                         1 tablespoon honey
                         1 unwaxed cucumber

Grind oatmeal in a blender. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oatmeal, water, milk and honey for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently with a spatula or spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool. If necessary, add a little more water to ensure mask is thick but not runny. Grate cucumber and place on a long piece of cheesecloth the width of temple to temple; roll up like a sushi roll. Massage a thick layer of plain honey all over your face and neck before applying mask. Apply mask to your face with upward strokes. Lie down, place cucumber roll over your eyes and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Step 5: Healing
Application – Olaa shea butter and coconut oil anti wrinkle complex
what you need:
                         1 ounce almond oil
                         1 ounce Shea butter
                         1 table spoon coconut oil
                         1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
Mix oils in a small cup or bowl. Place a dime-sized amount on damp palms and
massage into your skin for 1 to 2 minutes.
We also recommend the following tips for keeping skin at its pure and natural best.

Protect Skin from the Sun: Use sunblock every day - not just when it’s sunny. Apply sunscreen 30 to 40 minutes before exposure to allow active ingredients to begin working.

Cleanse Twice Daily: Cleansing in the morning removes waste excreted during the skin’s nocturnal self-cleansing process. In the evening, it ensures removal of dirt, oil and makeup.

Get Adequate Sleep: Your skin will tell you if you’re sleep deprived. Without adequate sleep, your body can’t restore and repair itself. Not only will you live longer, your skin will look better, too!

 Reduce Stress: Stress ages body tissue - especially skin tissue. Exercise, massage therapy, yoga, aromatherapy and meditation are highly effective against stress.

At Body lab the owner of Olaa Naturale natural products, our goal is to help elevate skin to be the very best it can be by bringing out  your natural beauty, just the way nature intended. When cared for properly, the transformational power of skin is amazing. Bodylab continues to search the globe for the most potent and effective botanicals to create products that treat, nurture and protect the skin while uplifting the senses with indulgent textures and aromas to deliver real, visible results. For more information, please contact us at or call 08020924020

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