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Harley Street Skin Expert Una Jefford is back with another skincare recipe – how to make an all-natural body butter with just 5 ingredients 

Did you know that every day we expose ourselves to around 126 different chemicals through grooming products such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, face creams and hair products.

That’s why Healthista is dedicating its full attention to Anti-Ageing April – a time to focus and provide some TLC to our much loved skin through the use of beauty products created with all natural ingredients.

Harley street resident skin expert, Una Jefford from Dermal Health, will be directing your attention to more natural, inexpensive ingredients, of which some are food-based beauty superstars that you can probably find in your cupboards.

Hydrate: Honey & Coconut Body Butter

This week we’re focussing on the popular condiment honey. To make an all-natural body butter all you’ll need is honey, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, beeswax and glycerin.

We would love you all to create these homemade products yourself and let us know how you got on by tagging #antiageingapril #HealthistaTV #dermalhealth on Instagram.

What are the benefits of honey for your skin?

Mixed with natural ingredients, found in your kitchen, honey makes for an effective and inexpensive beauty treatment. Indeed, applying honey to your skin regularly, can give you results beyond your imagination and can go a long way in giving you healthy, younger looking and glowing skin.

An increasing amount of evidence supports the use of honey as a remedy for many skin conditions. One of the most widely recognised properties of honey is its ability to help fight against skin infections.

You may think that honey will clog your pores as it is sticky, but actually it doesn’t at all. Honey is a humectant which means it draws water into your skin when applied and raw honey can help to reduce skin bacteria.

Other benefits include:
  • Moisturises the skin deeply
  • Acts as a Pore Cleanser
  • Gentle Exfoliator
  • Lightens Scars
  • Useful in Sunburn
  • Fights Acne & Pimples
  • Reverses Age
  • Adds a Natural Glow
  • Hydrates the Skin
  • Helps Reduces Wrinkles
  • Brightens Skin Complexion

Before using honey on the skin, it is important to do a patch test first. A person should apply a tiny amount of honey to a small area of the skin and wait for at least 20 minutes. If the skin becomes irritated, they should not use the honey.

People allergic to honey should not use honey on their skin. People with allergies to pollen or bees should also avoid applying honey topically.

More From Anti-Ageing April:

Welcome to Anti-Ageing April

Anti-Ageing April Recipe #1: Green Tea Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar

Anti-Ageing April Recipe #2: Himalayan Salt Exfoliator Scrub with Apple Cider Vinegar

Anti-Ageing April Recipe #3: Restore & Repair Hand Cream with Vaseline

Anti-Ageing April Recipe #4: Protect and Plumping Lip Balm with Vaseline & Coconut Oil

Anti-Ageing April Recipe #5: Foaming Cleanser with Honey

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