Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Use Honey to Soothe Dry Skin and Chapped Lips


Honey and beeswax are a major component in a number of lip balms and body lotions, but if you have some honey at home you don't have to spend a ton of money on a commercial product to get the benefits. Here's how to make your own lip balm at home on the cheap, and how to use a little dab of honey to relieve irritated, dry, or cracked skin in just minutes.
The folks at Greatist tipped us off to this one. The lip balm concoction requires a few more ingredients—they suggest sweet almond oil and some beeswax for consistency. Mix together into a paste and apply to your chapped, peeling lips for instant relief. If you have the ingredients already, this won't cost a dime—you can even buy honey with the comb still in it if you prefer. The dry skin tip, on the other hand, is even easier to apply: just apply a little dab of honey to your super-dry, irritated, or inflamed skin and leave on for about a half-hour. Wash it off before it gets too sticky, and you should see immediate improvements.
Honey is well known for its health benefits, and these are just a few interesting applications if you're more likely to have a jar of honey than a big bottle of lotion or tube of lip balm nearby—or if you just want a natural alternative to other products. Still, I prefer honey in my tea.


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