Honey contains antimicrobial (bacteria squashing) and anti-inflammatory properties which are really beneficial for your skin. Honey tapping is the ancient ritual to treat your skin and invest in your skin to get glow and freshness on your face.
Due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey is medically used in the wound healing process and you can also use it on burned skin as it gives a soothing effect on your burned area. There are lots of benefits of this practice as it gives a soothing effect. It locks moisture in your skin. This practice is best for dry and sensitive skin.
Honey creates a layer on your skin that makes the fresh air pass through your skin so that your skin breathes and locks moisture so that your skin feels fresh and hydrated. It treats your skin lymph. This practice strengthens your lymphatic system and skin.
You notice honey is the must ingredient in skin care products from face wash to eye serum due to its edge in the skiing care line not now but its continues from the centuries. In old times queens and princesses used honey in their daily skincare routine.
What is Honey Tapping
Honey tapping is the ancient ritual to strengthen the connective tissues to brighten and firm the face and neck. In this process honey is applied to the face followed by the process of kneading, rolling, and patting motion with your fingers.
Benefits of Honey Tapping
The biggest benefit of honey tapping is that it helps in lymphatic drainage. This will help the lymph to move to the nearest lymph node faster and recover from your skin faster.
It gets imposed into your skiing pores and cleans them. It also helps your skin pores lock moisture and also contract the size of the pores so that atmospheric dirt does not much affect your skin. The properties of honey itself help to clear up acne because tapping increases blood circulation which clears blemishes, heals wounds, and reduces puffiness.
It provides smooth and even skin. The tapping process exfoliates your skin due to this exfoliating effect your skin becomes more plump, bright, and firm because your dead skin is getting removed and new and fresh skin gets on the top and allows fresh air to pass through it. These are the benefits of honey tapping.
Process of Honey Tapping
In your skincare routine, you can add this process to flaunt your beauty further. It is not really hard to do you just need to follow some following steps
- First, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to ready it for the process, and then dry it with a soft towel or cloth.
- With your dry hand put about one teaspoon of honey on your face and neck
- Then with all four fingers press the honey gently into your skin like your move on the piano
- Move your fingers in a circular motion from neck to chin then cheek, eye, and up to the forehead
- Focus on those specific areas where you feel it needs additional exfoliation and drainage
- Honey is thick and sticky liquid as it is denser than water so sometimes you feel difficult to move your skin as it becomes dry due to continues kneading
- Add a few drops of water to smoothen it again and continue it for about 10 to 20 min.
- Don’t forget your neck because its tissues also need to exfoliate and drain.
- After doing the gentle massage on your face and neck wash them with regular tap water.
- Dry your face and you feel the difference after 2 to 3 times doing it consistently.
- You can perform this process twice a week.
Who should not Practice this
This should not be practiced on, irritated, rosacea-prone skin with broken capillaries, or on top of any active blemishes or wounds
Best Honey for Honey Tapping
Manuka honey (Raw Honey) is the best honey for honey tapping. Raw honey has the most health and medical benefits. Honey that is available in the grocery store is pasteurized, honey. Pasteurized honey is the which you prepare after burning the raw honey to improve its texture and color and it also removes the crystallizations in the honey.
This honey also has lots of benefits but some of its nutrients vanished in this process though it extends its shelf life. So if you are interested in raw honey then I might suggest that you must check some procedures so that you can get all the benefits of the honey.
Raw honey varies in nutrients based on the origin but one tablespoon of honey mostly contains a smaller amount of micronutrients which are following
- Pantothenic acid
On top of these nutrients, raw honey also contains amino acids, enzymes, and other beneficial compounds.
You just need to be more attentive when you go to purchase honey. In the grocery store there are mentions on the honey bottle like natural, organic, and pure so try to look specifically raw label.
You mostly found it at the farmer's market. It is also really hard to store the raw honey as it contains some enzymes that quickly react with atmospheric temperature and sugar crystal form in it so you need to heat it on a low flame to melt those crystals but be careful in this process you don’t need to burn the honey in this otherwise the color of the honey gets darker.
So try to store the honey in an airtight container and away from light and high temperatures. Honey doesn’t mostly but carefully keep it. If you feel that honey changes its color drastically and it also gives a smell then throw it away.
So if you feel one of the changes in your honey then don’t use it on your skin because it means it loses its all nutrients and now it will react with your skin and harm your face or the wound on which you use it. So the collection of manuka honey is the best thing in your skincare product to get glowing and firm skin.