Beauty spot­light on heal­ing honey

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS -

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.

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