Zeke Freeman
Written by Zeke Freeman

Winter Skin Miracle Workers


Freezing temperatures often leave skin dehydrated and a little TOO rosy. But what if we told you the remedy to your complexion woes can be found in one of our products?

That’s right -- raw honey is the remedy! Although we are of course partial to our own, we consulted some experts on how our very own raw variety can solve your skin problems. We even got some recipes that you can make at home--from simple masks for everyday use to rigorous scrubs for acne-prone skin.

According to Shamara Bondaroff of SB Skin, the magic lies in raw honey’s antibacterial properties. The enzymes present in raw honey can relieve symptoms of everything from simple dryness to rosacea. Chalk up another win for nature! (Pro tip: Make sure your honey is raw to ensure you’re getting the real deal. High heat processing and filtration removes good enzymes from most grocery store honeys.)

You can use the recipes below (courtesy SB Skin) as a simple face wash, or by applying as a mask for 10-15 minutes.

For Everyday Use:
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey

For Acne-Prone Skin:
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- 3 drops lavender essential oil or tea tree oil

For the Scrub Version:
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- ½ teaspoon baking soda

Tea Too?

Honey isn’t the only skin saver we sell--tea can work wonders too! For centuries, herbalists have recommended tea to moisturize and rejuvenate skin, and for good reason. Herbal teas such as chamomile have anti-inflammatory properties, reducing the skin irritation that seems inevitable during winter months. An added bonus? This cleanser smells like a dream, but you can play around with the essential oils to create your own scent. Then use daily on your face to restore a healthy, hydrated glow.

Luckily, making your own, all-natural tea-based cleanser is super simple. All you have to do is mix the below ingredients together and add the essential oil as the last step!

Chamomile Facial Cleanser [source: Bustle]

Equal parts:

-liqiuid Castile soap
-brewed chamomile tea
-rose hip oil
-5-6 drops lavender essential oil

Do you have a favorite remedy for winter skin irritation? Any other uses for honey or tea? Let us know in the comments below, and cheers to a healthy complexion!

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Topics: Facts & Philosophy