Honey’s often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too.

Here are 10 beauty benefits of honey:

Fights Acne
Leave it to honey to attack and defeat the bacteria that causes breakouts, while also drawing moisture to the skin. Dab a small amount onto blemishes, leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse. This will result in flawless gorgeous and well moisturized skin.

Get Rid of Panda Eyes
A spoonful of honey may help lighten dark circles and reduce swelling under the eyes. Mix equal parts honey and almond oil, then apply as you would an eye cream before bed; leave overnight and wake up to gorgeous eyes.

Smooth-ens out Wrinkles.
This all-natural ingredient hydrates dull skin and may help fight wrinkles too. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey with half a ripe avocado. Spread out evenly over face and rinse off with warm water after 15 to 20 minutes. This mask has great anti aging properties.

Reduces Razor Burn.
Honey works as a great aftershave, soothes the irritation caused by shaving mishaps. Dab raw honey over razor bumps post-shave. Rinse off after 10 to 15 minutes.

Reduces Scars
Honey is said to lighten skin, its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration. Mix one teaspoon raw honey with one teaspoon coconut oil or olive oil. Apply to the affected area, and massage with the tips of your fingers in a circular motion for one to two minutes. Place a hot towel over your skin, and let sit until cool. Repeat daily.

Treats Sunburn
Honey restores hydration to the deepest layers of sun-exposed skin. Mix one part raw honey with two parts pure aloe vera gel. Apply to sunburned skin.

Highlights Hair
Honey slowly releases hydrogen peroxide, an ingredient known to lighten hair color. Mix three tablespoons honey with two tablespoon water. Apply to clean, damp hair, and let sit for an hour. Rinse well.

Moisturizes Cuticles
Raw honey is loaded with nutrients and enzymes to nourish and heal skin.Mix one teaspoon honey with one teaspoon apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon coconut oil. Rub over each cuticle, and let sit five to 10 minutes, then rinse.

Removes Unwanted Hair
The honey lemon mask is an easy and safe way to soften and get rid of facial hair over time. Mix one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and four tablespoons of honey. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.Gently remove the mask with a washcloth soaked in lukewarm water. Do this at least twice a week for a few months.

A Relaxing Body Bath
Honey’s not just hydrating; its antioxidants will repair skin and protect it against oxidative and environmental damage.Mix two heaping tablespoons raw honey with one cup hot water until dissolved. Add to a tub of warm water, and soak.