Benefits of Including Honey for Dry Skincare in Winter
Below are discussed several benefits of including honey in your dry skincare routine during winter:
- Moisturises Skin
This amber nectar is also bursting with fructose and glucose (around 80%), sugars that help our cells to harness water in the upper layers of our skin. Result: a well-moisturised, glowing complexion. Known for its nourishing properties, honey also helps heal the skin by boosting cell production and regeneration in the epidermis. Deeply nourishing and moisturising in nature, honey is perfect for dry skin treatment as it leaves us with radiant, baby-soft skin, even if winter has left it in a leathery mess. Those who have parched skin can derive maximum benefits from applying honey.
- Fights Free Radicals
Honey contains high levels of flavonoids, making it a natural antioxidant that combats free radicals responsible for premature skin ageing. It also boosts the production of collagen and elastin, the connective tissues that keep our skin supple and toned, leaving us with plump features and dewy skin!
- Corrects Blemishes
Hormonal changes, poor diet, excessive exposure to sun, pollution, and smoking can cause our skin to produce excess sebum that can clog up our pores. And clogged pores mean inflammation and spotty outbreaks. Thanks to its antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, honey is also perfect for cleansing combination and oily skin. It banishes blemishes and leaves our skin squeaky clean.
DIY Home Remedies
You can include honey in your dry skincare routine during winter in the following manner:
- Honey-Infused Face Packs
Honey is one of nature's best skincare ingredients, thanks to its rich, floral composition. It provides optimal benefits when used as face packs, sheet masks or as an ingredient in skincare products. It can be mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, yoghurt, aloe vera, and lemon, depending on our skin's needs.
- Honey-Infused Face Scrubs
Honey is perfect for parched skin, thanks to its nourishing, purifying, and moisturising action. It's also a superbly gentle face scrub ingredient that can be mixed with exfoliating powdered almonds or sugar to remove dead cells that cling to the surface of our skin. Finally, honey protects our pout when used in soothing DIY lip balms.
If you lack time to prepare DIY face masks, cleansers, or scrubs, you can still protect and hydrate your dry skin during winters, by following an effective dry skincare routine that includes an ingredient that is equally nourishing and hydrating like honey – hyaluronic acid.
Dry Skin Care Routine
For dry or dehydrated skin treatment during winter, you can trust Hyaluronic Acid-based products. Hyaluronic acid is a potent hydrator that helps to moisturise by holding water in your skin. It acts as a humectant that helps to draw moisture from the air and infuse it in your skin. As a result, you can prevent your skin from drying out even when the temperature drops. You can find Hyaluronic Acid-based products in the form of cleansers, day creams, serum, and sheet masks, and use these products for your dry skin care in winter.
Now that you know the benefits of honey for dry skin in winter and an alternate ingredient that can provide similar nourishment, and hydration, you can take the best care of your skin. So, prepare an effective dry skincare routine in winter and combat winter skin woes. If you need guidance in preparing your dry skin care routine, you can take help from the L’Oréal Paris Skin Genius tool to analyse your skin like an expert and prepare a personalized skincare routine.