Honey! 4 reasons why your skin needs it

Honey! 4 reasons why your skin needs it

Natural moisturizer, Great for burn, Slows down signs of aging, Exfoliates the skin

One of the most wonderful natural ingredients in the world is honey. The golden-brown, thick syrup is created by a family of bees known as Honey Bee.

Honey is an age-long staple  in many households where it commonly serves different purposes such as cooking, beauty care, and even natural medicine. For the purpose of this post, we'll be focusing on the beauty benefits of honey.

Due to a high demand for honey-based products, it is crucial to opt for ethically sourced honey to prevent honey bees from going into extinction.

What are the Nutrients in Honey?

Honey is a nutrient-dense liquid that contains antioxidants such as phenolic and flavonoids. The nutrient profile of honey also boasts of vitamins such as vitamins B and C. Other nutrients found in honey are minerals and a compound known as resin.

Why use honey for your skin?

You can never go wrong with applying this sweet fluid on your skin - either alone or mixed with other natural ingredients. Your skin will appear luminous and plump. 

Here are some reasons why we're partial to honey!

  • Natural moisturizer 
  • Honey is a natural moisturizer which has the ability to penetrate the skin and condition the skin. With constant use, you'll notice that your skin feels softer, supple, and youthful. As a natural hydrator, honey will boost the moisture content of your skin while maintaining your skin barrier.

  • Great for sunburn
  • If you're dealing with any type of burns, you can count on the  wound healing powers of honey. A type of honey known as Manuka honey has been proven to play a crucial role in healing wounds and burns.

  • Slows down signs of aging
  • Dealing with signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin? Bank on honey to the rescue. The sugary substance contains compounds such as gluconic acid and amino acids that build and strengthen the protein structures of the skin. With constant use of honey, collagen and elastin fibres are preserved thereby preventing signs of aging such as fine lines and sagginess.

  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Physical and chemical exfoliation may be too intense for some skin types if this rings true for you it is necessary to try milder forms of exfoliation. Honey contains natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids and enzymes which help to exfoliate dead skin cells and boost turnover, revealing fresh and youthful skin.

    How to use honey for your skin.

    You can use raw honey on your skin if you wish but to get extra perks from using honey, you should use a product that contains honey and other potent natural ingredients. A good example of such a product is the Mama's Medicinals Honey Facial Scrub This stuff is food for your face because it's so natural - you can eat it! The physical exfoliant contains honey and other skincare sweethearts such as colloidal oats, ground almonds, poppy seeds, and sea buckthorn. 

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