Honey The Perfect Natural Way To Skin Care

Honey The Perfect Natural Way To Skin Care

While you might not think of skincare when you see bees buzzing around their hive, the honey they produce is filled with antioxidants and antibacterial properties. 

This means Honey is an excellent sweetener, has an abundance of health benefits, and when used as a cream or paste, is perfect for your skin with excellent moisturizing benefits. 

The humectants effects (a substance used to keep things moist) of honey are completely natural, which is always the best choice.

FACTOID: Qualities within honey will keep your skin moist while also supplying amino acids, minerals, vitamins B and C, nourishing your skin on the outside and inside.

Antioxidant Properties

Scientists tell us honey contains polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants which, in addition to nourishing your skin has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. These same polyphenols are in fruits, vegetables, tea, and olive oil.

The great thing about honey is the antioxidants are completely natural, nourishing your skin while also fighting free radicals that can cause the skin to age prematurely. 

In case you aren’t familiar was free radicals, they’re organic molecules known to cause skin tissue damage

Antibacterial Properties

Everyone’s skin is a breeding ground for bacteria; some of us, however, show the evidence in a more pronounced fashion than others,  most notably with acne. 

Regular use of honey in skin care can help to fend off blemishes, fight bacteria, and potentially you are or diminish acne. 

Honey helps minor cuts and scrapes, and skin abrasions, helping the area to heal faster while preventing infection.

SUGGESTION: Consider a weekly facial mask made primarily with honey.

Honey Helps Your Hair

While it might seem far-fetched, the application of honey can help your hair, helping it retain its natural luminance and healthy glow.  

This works because honey contains humectant properties, which means it helps to retain moisture.  This keeps your hair from becoming dry and damaged; the same as it does on your skin. 

Regular use of honey applied topically, and taken internally (to sweeten drinks, or as a spread on toast) can help every facet of your body, skin, hair, and internal organs. 

Your skin and hair will be better moisturized, strengthening the hair follicles, while the anti-oxidant and antibacterial properties will guard against infection, and stimulates cell growth.

Is Your Skin Type Right for Honey?

There is a variety of skin types:

  • Normal Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Aging Skin
  • Irritated Dry Skin

The natural question, is honey right for me? The good news is honey is beneficial for everyone, and unless your doctor or health care professional suggests otherwise, honey can be used to cure whatever ails you. And certainly, it can be useful for skincare

What Exactly Is a Honey Facial Mask?

FACTOID: 

Facial masks allow you to hydrate the skin while removing excess oil cleaning and tightening the pores and cleansing your face from impurities.

A honey facial mask takes about 5 to 10 minutes to start to finish and is a fast and easy way to enjoy the benefits of honey-based skincare. 

While you might find it tricky at first, within a time or two, you’ll be doing a mask like a pro. The great thing about a honey mask is it rinses off with warm water without leaving a residue.

RECIPE

Honey Body Scrub

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil

Blend the ingredients thoroughly; use more or less oil depending on consistency. Scrub your face gently with the mixture, wait five minutes, then rinse with warm water.

FACTOID: Honey and skincare date to the beginnings of recorded history. This is skincare that has stood the test of time.

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