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Why You Should Use Honey If You Have Acne-Prone Skin

The solution to pimples could just be in your kitchen!
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Honey has been used for thousands of years as a food sweetener, medicine, and as a skincare product—whether as a cleanser, a moisturizer, or a face mask. While it can work for all skin types, it's best known for treating acne.

Below are the reasons why you should incorporate this ~*delish*~ kitchen staple into your beauty routine!

It has anti-bacterial properties.

If you want to use this as a natural spot treatment go for raw and unfiltered honey to take advantage of its potent bacteria-killing powers. According to Women's Health Mag, dab (Don't rub!) a tiny bit on the affected areas and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

It's full of anti-oxidants.

Aside from protecting your complexion against the city's dirt and pollution and moisturizing it to prevent premature wrinkles, its anti-oxidants can also boost your body's defenses against viruses!

It's soothing and moisturizing.

Got any angry pimples or red, itchy patches? The anti-inflammatory properties of honey will instantly calm them down by drawing out excess fluid, which then reduces redness and swelling.

It clarifies the pores.

Yes, you can use honey as a cleanser, too! Mix it with a lightweight oil (like olive oil) to create a DIY pore-unclogging makeup remover. ;) 

It helps fade acne scars.

Its anti-bacterial compounds are also lauded to heal mild acne marks. Concoct a DIY face mask with unfiltered or unprocessed honey and Greek yogurt (Its lactic acid content gently exfoliates.) to boost the skin's recovery faster.

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