Honey is one of the most beneficial natural beauty products in the worlds. It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have- whether it’s acne-prone, dry, sensitive, oily, or aging – honey makes the skin smoother and softer no matter what.
There are many reasons to start using honey as a part of your beauty routine. Here are some:
1. Honey is antibacterial
Honey has been used as food and medicine for thousands of years due to the its antibacterial properties like low (acidic) pH level, an antimicrobial peptide called bee defensin-1, and a substance called methylglyoxal. Honey fights fungus too.
If you suffer from acne due to a yeast and fugal-related skin condition, honey will help you get rid of the problem that’s damaging your skin in the first place.
2. Honey is packed with antioxidants
Honey is made up of 18 percent water, 80 percent sugar, and 2 percent of high-performing compounds. This includes antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamins – all of which prevent oxidative damage to cells.
3. Honey is anti-inflammatory
Honey is popular for its anti-inflammatory properties due to which it manages to sooth the skin and reduce any redness or itchiness. It is a gentle, moisturizing cleanser that you’ll love.
4. Honey is anti-aging
The vitamins found in honey, along with the other beneficial compounds previously mentioned, make honey a skin-nurturing powerhouse. It prevents damage from environmental factors and keeps the skin nourished and smooth. This slows down the process of aging of the skin.
5. Honey heals wounds
Honey kills bad bacteria and manages to retain the healthy cells during that process. This proves that it’s excellent for prevent acne and other skin issues.
6. Honey is non-toxic
Honey is a natural ingredient which means that it wins over all commercial facial cleaners, which usually contain parabens, sulfates, and ocean-polluting microbeads.
7. Honey is moisturizing
Honey helps the skin retain moisture and this helps the skin look younger and smoother.
8. Honey is gentle on skin
This amazing food substance does everything mentioned above while being gentle on the skin. However, honey shouldn’t be used by children under 9 and those who have bee-related allergies.