Sweet like honey! These life hacks for using honey in your beauty routine are everything

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Ladies, it's no secret that we're always trying to find that beyond perfect beauty product, right? Whether it's for our hair or our skin -- it feels like we spend a lifetime searching for just the right product to take us over the edge from "decent" to "fabulous." But the thing is, not only are they often ridiculously expensive, but typically, they don't work the way we want them too. So, instead of shoveling out tons of cash on ineffective products and ending up sorely disappointed, why not go the DIY route and create your own beauty?

Lucky for us, there are plenty of all-natural beauty hacks to choose from. One of our current favorites actually comes from a little black and yellow pollinating bug. That's right, we're talking about honey! If you didn't previously know that honey is not only a delicious sweet treat, but that it can also help sweeten up your looks -- then we've got a lot to teach you! Check out these 4 awesome beauty hacks for honey.

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1. Facial hair removal

All you need is:
  • A teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon.
  • Mix them together in a microwavable bowl.
  • Pop in the microwave for about 3 minutes until the mixture forms a paste.
  • Take the warm mixture and apply it to the places where hair needs to be removed.
  • Take a piece of cloth and place it over the paste, then pull the cloth in the opposite direction of hair growth.
2. Acne
  • Dip a clean cotton swab into some honey and apply it to the pimple
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes, and wash it off
3. Hair mask
  • Take one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of coconut oil, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and mix
  • After shampooing, apply to your hair from root to tips.
4. Exfoliator
  • Take brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice and make into a mixture that is thick enough to rub all over your skin.
  • Apply it to your body or face for about 30 seconds in a circular motion and then rinse
  • Do this around three or four times per week depending on your skin texture.

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Sweet like honey! These life hacks for using honey in your beauty routine are everything

Tomatoes are very rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, all of which you can find in a slew of facial products today. These vitamins contribute to healthy skin, and the acidity works wonders to reduce clogged pores and acne. Lycopene also works against free radicals such as pollutants that can damage our healthy skin cells.

1 tomato halved
½ teaspoon fine granulated sugar

This scrub can be done once or twice a week, which is plenty for a good physical exfoliation. Using half a tomato, sprinkle the fine granulated sugar on exposed part of the tomato. With slow circular motions, gently rub the tomato onto your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose area. Just one or two passes on each area, and remember light pressure! After a few minutes rinse the scrub off with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.

(Photo: Hello Natural)

Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful ingredients to fight acne. Its properties are both antibacterial and antiseptic. This easy to make spot treatment is great to leave on overnight.

(Photo: Hello Natural)


Acne is often visible because of the inflammation in the pores. The raised, red, swollen appearance can be reduced with the right toner. This easy, two ingredient toner with apple cider vinegar and green tea is anti-inflammatory and will help reduce that redness.

(Photo: Hello Natural)


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