Beauty spotlight on healing honey
Claudia Renford looks at the buzz surrounding honey and its antioxidant benefits swarming around in our beauty routines.
1. Give dry to normal skin 24-hour moisturising with the honey, milk and vitamin E in Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, $25. 2. For a 100 per cent natural facial, mix a teaspoon of honey with a bit of water, apply to the face, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse off. Try Sweetree Hakarimata Raw Honey, $8.50. 3. Using bee venom and UMF manuka honey, this 100 per cent certified natural cream will instantly tighten and plump up your skin. The Honey Collection Tightening Face Cream, $66. 4. Manuka Honey Soap, $5, is gentle on the skin and won’t leave it feeling dry. The soap contains no parabens, colours or fragrance, so lather up this goodness. 5. Even your eye serum can benefit from the goodness of honey. Try Wild Ferns Eye Serum, $20. 6. Burning a beeswax candle creates a lovely ambience and is said to reduce pollutants in the air. Half Egg Candle by EcoArt, from Sweetree Honey, $8. 7. Dry, calloused hands will love the conditioning benefits of a hand cream with beeswax. Burt’s Bees Beeswax and Banana Hand Cream, $25. 8. Just as bees intended – try Wild Comb Honey by Te Akatea Apiaries, $23, as a spot treatment for acne or pimples.