Top 10 Benefits of Honey with Lemon on Skin, Hair and Health

By Selena Gerrish

October 1, 2013General29 Comments

Both honey and lemon are acclaimed for their multitude of health benefits. Both have antibacterial and antioxidant properties which boost the immune system. A combination of honey and lemon works together to reduce weight and promotes healthy skin and hair. Some of the benefits of honey and lemon are:

Honey and Lemon

For Fat & Obesity

1.  Drinking lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey may help to reduce belly fat and obesity.

Lemons are low in calories while honey is a fat free, natural energy booster. Their combination helps to melt down the fatty deposits in the body. Honey contains natural fruit sugar which is digested easily. Add one teaspoon of honey and three teaspoons of lemon juice to a glass of warm water. Stir well and drink it every morning to shed those extra kilos from the body.

Cure Cough, Bronchitis and Asthma

2.  Honey and lemon concoction can also help to cure cough, bronchitis and asthma.

It acts as an expectorant and moves the phlegm out of the respiratory tract. This concoction is much more effective than any readymade cough syrup. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoon of lemon in warm water. Drink this concoction several times a day. This will help to alleviate nasal and chest congestion. Honey soothes the throat and inhibits certain infection-causing bacteria.

As Face Pack to Lightening the Skin Tone

3.  Honey and lemon face pack is very effective in lightening the skin tone.

Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply it all over the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This will not just lighten the skin tone, but will also keep the skin supple and glowing. Many people use lemon and honey face mask as home treatment.

To Get Rid of Acne and Pimples

4.  Honey and lemon face pack can also help to treat acne and pimples.

It contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which penetrate deeply into the skin to absorb impurities from the pores. It also keeps the skin fresh, smooth and wrinkle free. Lemon works as a great exfoliator to get rid of acne, sun burn and other blemishes. Apply honey and lemon face pack twice a week to get best results. You can use the method as face mask for acne also!

To Treat Cold and Flu

5.  Ginger, lemon and honey tea is a very good remedy to treat cold and flu.

Consuming plenty of foods and fluids rich in Vitamin C helps to restore the immune system which in turns heals you more quickly. Bring half litre of water to boil and add 2 slices of ginger to it. Add 3 tablespoons of lemon and 3 tablespoons of honey. Strain this tea and drink it 3 to 4 times a day to get rid of cold and flu.

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For Digestive Issues

6.  Honey and lemon tonic is very useful to treat digestive issues.

Make a tonic using 1 teaspoon of raw honey mixed with 2 teaspoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Fresh lemon juice restores the pH level in the body, cleanses the system and provides important nutrients like Vitamin C, riboflavin and Vitamin B. This tonic also acts as a blood purifier to clear the liver by helping it to produce more bile to treat stomach disorders like acid reflux and ulcers.

To Get Rid of Blackheads

7.  Honey and lemon can also treat blackheads.

Cut a lime into two halves, add a dollop of honey onto one half and rub it on your skin emphasizing on affected spots, in circular motions for 10 minutes. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off. This will help you to get rid of blackheads.

To Avoid Oily Skin

8.  Honey and lemon face mask can also treat oily skin and keep the skin soft and smooth.

Honey for acne – Honey is a natural humectant which attracts and retains moisture in the skin to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.

For Wounds and Insect’s bites

9.  Honey and lemon are also effective in treating wounds and insects bites.

Both honey and lemon are natural antiseptics which heal minor wounds, prevent infections and expedite healing. Honey works mainly through its sugar content which kills microorganisms, while lemon prevents the dwelling of bacteria. Thus, drink lemon and honey tonic regularly if you suffer from wounds or infections.

For Natural Skin Remedies

10.  Honey is a common ingredient present in various natural skin remedies.

It is mainly used to give a paste-like consistency to herbal face packs. Honey and lemon face pack can also be used as a tightening face mask. Both contain antioxidants which delay the signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine line and age spots. Apply honey and lemon face pack thrice a week to notice a difference in the texture and overall health of the skin.


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29 Responses to “Top 10 Benefits of Honey with Lemon on Skin, Hair and Health”
  1.' Radhika

    I want to know the procedure of making hhoney & lime face mask/pack for my acne/pimples prone skin

    • Selena Gerrish

      You can follow the above DIY facepack video Radhika. Hope it helps.

      Also, we recommend to consult a doctor who specializes in acne and pimple care.

  2.' Will

    I am new to all this stuff and also a guy so i kept away but i have started to use these packs now since i am starting to get these facial problems.
    I tried the lemon thing and it started BURNING!!!. Is this normal? And also this might sound stupid- But honey on face won’t it attract germs,ants or worse-BEES!!!?

    • very funny

    •' Ash

      Lemon does sting so you could dilute it a little to make it more tolerable. Insects shouldn’t be something to worry about unless you’re in a garden or park witht the mask on which is highly unlikely unless well you have a hive nearby I guess. Hope this helps!

    •' Ash

      Can honey or lemon help to lighten upper lip hair colour? I was seeking natural ways to hide unsightly faical hairs without waxing or uaing other unnatural chemicals.

    •' jiya

      Only if you have pimples then only lemon will cause inflammation then plz don’t apply lemon directly . yes you can go with lemon and honey and no honey will not attract any germs coz obviously you will apply for just 20 minutes.. Well best face pack i have ever made at home is with fullers earth(mud) with lemon and honey once in a week , this facepack will keep your skin glowing and pimple and oil free.

  3.' Roopesh

    Can boys also use Honey & lemon for face…

    •' Han

      for sure, you also have face right lol, it is really good, use it ,even old people it is good for them.

      •' Waqas


    • Yes, they can

    •' sai nath reddy

      i want to become a white face what i want to do

  4.' Parag

    I use honey+lemon face pack daily.
    and i found good result by it.
    but is it tend to dry my skin. Or am i right for my daily use.

    •' Han

      it is better not to use it daily , you can use it each two days , or as a mask once in a week,

  5.' osika

    when i use lemon on my face it’s feel burning bt after sometimes it’s okie .. !! plz tell whether i use lemon on my face or not coz i hv pores on my face too

  6.' tak

    is it possible to use lemon and honey to my hidden darkspot? to make light my skin?

    • 060192ayushi@gmail.cim' ayushi

      Can i use lemon honey mixture on my face for whole night

  7.' Shafi shaik

    What if we take the Honey+Lemon juice without warm water

    • Hi Shafi, if you donot heat honey they wight be few side effects so it is always recommend to take with warm water

  8. Mixure of honey and lemon with hot water in the morning also improves skin glow

  9.' shahid shaikh

    Can I use honey and lemon face pack on face pack overnight

  10.' JM

    Do I have to drink the lemon honey mixture with warm water before or after I eat every morning?

    •' jiya

      before breakfast and if possible can also have green tea

  11.' Shihad

    My skin is pimple prone.. how can honey and lemon work here? N how to make this pack!

  12.' isaac grace

    Can it treat my pimples? My face is really reducing my self esteem

  13.' Kellis

    I’ve been using this remedy for almost a yr. I can say it works! I’ve been dealing with adult acne for a long time and Im 40. Yes like everyone else. ..I went to dermo and spent a plethora of money. …nthn really work. So I decided to start researching. I ran into this remedy. I know the benefits of honey and lemons, so I thgt what do I have to lose. My skin is much clearer and I’m acne free. I probably get a small pimple here and there, but nthn like I use to! I will take that any day than to have big pimples all over my face. The dark spots have lighten too. I do this 2xs a week before bed. Also recommend to use Witch hazel to clean yr face every mrng and night in between doing this . Use a sunscreen for yr face to protect your face before going out in mrng. I wldnt be wasting my time sharing if this didn’t work. I know there’s someone out there who needs this info. Buy organic honey. …not that fake honey! Use real lemons not lemon juice in bottle. It’s not effective as real deal! Home remedies are the best ever!!!

  14.' Elizabeth

    hello, i just recently started using honey and lemon on my face hoping to have a smooth face but my face has now become somehow rough even though it feels soft but at the same time rough looking. what should i do?

  15.' Abigail

    Is there any side effect when u stop using them

  16.' sai nath reddy

    i have one dout by the honey the hair will be white that was right r wrong