Whether it's acacia, chestnut, lavender or thyme, all honeys are bursting with mineral salts, amino acids, vitamins and sugars that hydrate and nourish skin. Rich in flavanoids, honey acts as a natural antioxidant, meaning it can boost collagen and elastin production. What's more, its hydrogen peroxide content makes it great for cleansing combination and oily skin. Thanks to its soothing, softening, moisturising and purifying qualities, honey is the perfect ingredient to use in homemade beauty treatments. Word of warning: before applying a treatment to your face, test it on your arm to check fr any allergic reaction.