Benefits Of Using Honey In Your Skincare
Posted on March 12 2021
March 2021 | Vol 5
People really think that honey is just for tea. Well, no, ma’am. Just think about all of the great products you have found at your local beauty store or even the homemade recipes you have tried thanks to the “natural skincare regimen” boards on Pinterest that include honey. There's a good reason for that.
I'd like to share with you some of the amazing benefits that I have found regarding the use of honey in skincare. Oh, and keep in mind there are different types of honey such as clover, orange blossom, eucalyptus, and macadamia. Did you know that there are over 300 types and even different flavors? I mean this natural ingredient found in multiple skincare and health products is truly remarkable considering it feeds the body internally and externally with so many healing properties. Trust us, when we tell you that you will be surprised by this list that will explain the multiple benefits.
Here's a few:
1. Dry Skin Reliever
Have you ever gone to a spa and complained to the esthetician that your skin feels dry and peels at times? Dry skin can be due to a number of reasons however the esthetician may recommend trying honey instead of body butters and creams. Honey is nectar from flowers and contains vitamins C, B, and water. Water happens to be what the skin seems to be losing therefore applying honey, water can be retained and the moisture can stay in the skin reducing drying and flaky skin.
2. Antimicrobial and Antiseptic
The healing power of honey is undeniable. It can treat and prevent multiple skin issues from dry, cracked skin that bleeds to preventing the growth of bacteria from scratches and scrapes. How this is done is amazing. You see honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase which breaks down glucose sugars and generates hydrogen peroxide (reference). As we all know, using hydrogen peroxide on open wounds and cuts on the skin is less painful than applying isopropyl alcohol. This natural form of hydrogen peroxide will promote healing of cuts or wounds without the burn of alcohol.
3. Wrinkle Cream
Now this one may also surprise you, yes we said wrinkle cream. However, because of honey’s ability to retain water and make the skin more plump, soft, and supple then this should be a no brainer. Honey soothes the skin, adds moisturize, and is loaded with anti aging ingredients. This natural alternative to expensive face plumping creams contains vitamin B6 which is great for treating dermatitis, vitamin C which brightens the skin, 18-20 amino acids that are known to hydrate the skin, and catalase which cleans the body of toxins. Now isn't that what we all want?
You see honey is a great source of nutrients and even better source of natural topical treatments for your skin. With over 300 different types of honey, you just may want to fill up your shopping cart and Pinterest boards to give a few a try.
At Hummingbird Blends we offer a few honey based soaps and bath products to help you get started on your honey loving journey.
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