Honey has been used in beauty and skin care by people of wealth and affluence for centuries. Today it is an incredibly common ingredient found in almost every household. Usually used as a sweetener, this golden nectar is also highly beneficial for the skin. Honey is a perfect base for face and hair masks because of its consistency, It can also be added to other beauty products to boost their healing properties. Keep reading to find out why you should incorporate honey into your beauty routine.
Honey soothes and calms irritated and inflamed skin. It is also gentle enough to be used on all skin types and is especially beneficial to sensitive skin.
The natural properties attract and trap moisture making it incredibly useful for hydrating the skin and locking in moisture.
3. Anti Aging
Honey is full of antioxidants which help to reduce and fight signs of aging by preventing damage to the skin cells.
4. Anti Bacterial and Antimicrobial
It’s a natural antibacterial, meaning that it helps fight germs and bacteria. The antimicrobial properties that exist in honey ensures that germs will not spread. This is especially effective for those who suffer from acne prone skin.
Add it to a face mask, scrub, or moisturizer to prevent acne and blemishes and reduce inflammation and current breakouts.
5. Heals Wounds
Honey is great for healing wounds and reducing the appearance of scars. It is one of the first things we use on any burn to cool the skin and kill any potential bacteria.
We recommend becoming conscious of where your honey is sourced before you purchase. It is a common practice for manufacturers to mix and cut real honey with other cheap sweeteners in order to compete with competitor’s prices. For more information we suggest checking out the docu-series “Rotten” “Episode 1: Lawyers, Guns & Honey” available on Netflix.