Kitchen Skin and Hair Care
I use both of these recipes and the honey can also be used on a wound to keep out bacteria. I have't bought skin care products for 10 years. Instead I use what I have in my pantry.
Honey can be used as a simple mask to heal skin and draw moisture to it. Apply a thin layer of honey to your face, then sitting in front of a fan for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Honey has natural antimicrobial agents that kills bacteria on the skin. Honey is loaded with minerals that nourish the skin and enzymes to slough off dead skin cells. It is good for every skin type. It doesn't have to be expensive, local honey works too and you will be supporting local honey producers.
Sophia Loren, and many women from the Mediterranean, use olive oil to keep their youthful, glowing skin. Ms Loren added it to her bath water and rubbed it into her skin every day. Olive oil has some big benefits for skin and hair, it's a natural moisturizer rich in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. It also contains the lipid squalene, that is beneficial to dry skin. Olive oil can also be used as a deep-conditioning treatment for your hair and scalp by massaging it in and let it sit for about 20 minutes before you are to shower, then you shampoo your hair as usual.
I have used olive oil as a moisturizer for both my face and body for awhile now, and couldn't be happier. I used to have oily skin, but when I stopped using the alcohol laden tonics and moisturizers and switched to olive oil, it normalized my skin in about 7-10 days. I guess it takes that long to get all of the impurities out. And I used a good quiality extra virgin olive oil, not the extra light more refined kind.