Love sweetening your tea with honey? Well, you would love honey even more once you learn of its beauty benefits! For many years, back in the ancient times, honey has been used in moisturizing and healing the skin. Did you know that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, which history tells to be the most beautiful woman in the world used honey on her skin? It is said that Queen Cleopatra added honey into her bathing water to keep her skin soft and moisturized. It seemed that Cleopatra was not only beautiful she was a smart woman too!
Benefits of Honey
Although September is the National Honey Month, we see nothing wrong about sharing to our readers just how beneficial honey is!
- Natural Antiseptic and Antibacterial
Honey has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties which make it great for use in tending to wounds, scrapes as well as cuts. Not only will honey help prevent infection, it also helps them heal quickly.
- A Natural Moisturizer
Honey is also a natural humectant. Wondering what this means? This simply means that honey attracts and retains moisture. This is the very reason why this sticky and thick liquid is a great skin moisturizer. You would probably notice that many moisturizers sold in the market add honey in its ingredients. Use honey on your face and body and you’ll notice that your skin gets softer with each use.
- A Natural Anti-Aging Serum
Can honey really fight skin aging? The answer is yes! How? Honey is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants have the ability to neutralize free radicals before they cause the skin any damage. The wrinkles and fine lines that you see on your skin are free radical-induced damage. Since antioxidants in honey stop free radicals before they do any harm, it is regarded to be an effective anti-aging serum. When you want to make sure that you are getting the most antioxidant benefits from honey, pick out the honey in darker color. As the darker the honey is, the more antioxidants it contains.
- A Natural Acne Treatment
When you are suffering from acne breakouts, you may just need to look inside your kitchen cupboard or your fridge to make those unwanted acne go away. What should you be looking for in your kitchen? Honey of course! Since honey has antibacterial properties, it would be a great treatment for acne.
So have you been using honey in your beauty routine? You may love honey in your tea or on your pancakes but your skin will surely love honey too! Don’t deprive your skin of this natural beauty wonder!
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