It looks like the clean, natural beauty trend is here to stay—and that’s a good thing! Today’s focus on clean, organic beauty products highlights how natural ingredients sourced from botanical or mineral origin are good not just for your skin, but also for the planet. Utilizing natural ingredients tends to be less harmful to the environment, and less harsh on your skin than using chemical ones.
Honey has long been considered a bit of a natural wonder in the beauty world. Both delicious and versatile, honey has multiple uses outside of the kitchen, and often shows up in skin care products—however you can also experience the magical properties of honey by mixing up a DIY spa recipe at home. Read on to find out the main benefits of using honey in your beauty routine and how to incorporate the power of natural ingredients into your aesthetics plan.
Honey is far more than a natural sweetener. It contains a long list of beneficial elements that are good for skin, hair, and health.
For healthy skin: Honey has great moisturizing properties and can help with anti-aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. A natural humectant, honey hydrates the skin without chemical emollients or oils, making it ideal for sensitive skin and soothing chronic skin issues such as eczema and rosacea.
For wound healing: Because honey has antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties, it helps with wound healing, which makes it great for use after treatments like chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing where the moisture barrier may be compromised.
For anti-aging: Honey is a great source of skin-loving antioxidants and polyphenols, compounds that help minimize free-radical damage and prevent premature aging.
For acne: Honey’s antimicrobial properties clear pores, kill bacteria and treat breakouts, making it a natural superhero for the acne-prone. It also contains trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which has been shown to fade acne scars over time.
For hair and scalp: In a scalp scrub or hair mask, honey is great because of its antibacterial and soothing capabilities. The natural emollients found in honey coat the hair follicles, making hair look shinier and smoother.
For these spa-ready mix-it-yourself treatments, try to use the best organic honey you can get your hands on. Raw honey is best for skin care because pasteurized types are heated and filtered to increase shelf life, killing the enzymes that give honey its amazing beauty benefits. One quick tip is to choose darker honey for the most enzyme-rich properties.
With their anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal and honey are soothing skin-care staples. This mask is ideal for calming skin or using it as a cleanser.
Recipe: 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 tbsp raw organic honey or Manuka honey, 1/4 cup hot water. Blend in a blender or food processor and scrub gently into the skin. Let sit for ten minutes, then rinse.
Honey and turmeric make a great combo, especially if your main concern is hydration. Do this mask day or night, any time your skin needs a blast of moisture. Turmeric has excellent healing properties, but the powder can stain so take care to protect your clothing as necessary.
Recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon honey with a quarter teaspoon turmeric. Apply to face and neck, avoiding the eye area, and let sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water and continuing with your regular skin care routine.
Cocoa is packed with powerful antioxidants, making this mask great for hydration and anti-aging. The lactic acid in the yogurt has a gentle exfoliating effect.
Recipe: 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white. Mix thoroughly until ingredients form a thick paste. Apply all over the face and let dry before rinsing.
Do this at-home alternative to a chemical peel when your skin needs a quick pick-me-up. Green tea brightens, while honey and yogurt hydrate and replenish.
Recipe: 1 tablespoon matcha powder, 1 tablespoon organic honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt. Mix to form a paste. Smooth all over the face and let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse and follow up with a moisturizer.
Your hair needs love too, and this is a quick fix for sleek, shiny locks. Egg yolks are packed with protein, honey brings the shine, and avocado locks in moisture. Add an essential oil of your choice for extra oomph.
Recipe: 1 egg yolk, 1/2 a mashed avocado, 1 tablespoon honey, 2-3 drops of an essential oil like rosemary or peppermint. Mix and apply to hair from root to tip. Let sit for ten minutes, then follow up with shampoo and conditioner as usual. Double the recipe for longer hair.
Our innovative serums are a great way to boost your aesthetic experience with naturally-derived plant and marine extracts. As part of our Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments, Glow Serums bring the additional benefits of these ingredients to address your personal skin goals. Whether you want a brighter, clearer, more youthful complexion, or all three, there is a Glow Serum that’s perfect for you.
GlowAstra: with Vitamin C to enhance skin tone, texture, and brightness, and Provitamin B5 for its regenerative and soothing properties for a brighter, rejuvenated complexion.
GlowClara: with magnolia bark, grape seed extract, and Provitamin B5 to reduce inflammation, redness, and treat and prevent blemishes. The result is a calmer, smoother, clearer complexion.
GlowNova: with magnolia bark, grape seed extract, seaweed extract, and Provitamin B5 works to soothe and calm skin and reduce signs of aging.
GlowSana: with apple and Edelweiss stem cell extract promotes skin cell renewal and reduces wrinkle depth, as well as protects from free radical damage and reduces signs of aging for a firmer, more youthful appearance to the skin.
Each of these serums is delivered via our popular Venus Glow™ treatment, which provides deep cleansing treatment to the skin and its subcutaneous layers. The device uses two ultra-fine jet streams to open up and deep-clean pores by removing impurities clouding the skin. The oscillating jet streams are finer than a strand of hair, allowing the serums to effectively reach into the depth of the pore, maximizing absorption of the natural ingredients. Skin feels noticeably healthier, cleaner, and more hydrated after each treatment.
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