Honey has been used as a beauty product since the dawn of time. But do you really know how it can benefit your skin and hair? Here are six great reasons to add this “nectar of the gods” to your skincare ritual.
It cleanses and purifies.
Honey can often be found as an ingredient in shampoos, makeup removers and soaps. It contains natural enzymes and hydrogen peroxide that have gentle detoxifying properties. What’s more, this elixir allows you to regulate sebum production and tighten the pores, so it has a beneficial effect on acne.
Honey is rich in potassium and vitamin B, giving it nourishing superpowers. And since the sugars it contains help your skin to retain water, it effectively treats dehydration and stops your skin from drying out, so it’s the perfect ally for dry, sensitive skin. Thanks to honey, your skin can defend itself from the wind, sun and cold weather!
Not only does honey relieve sore throats—it also calms skin irritations, redness and itching. How? Thanks to its anti-irritant and disinfecting qualities that soothe and protect your face and body.
Surprisingly, honey has antibacterial effects. It is composed of a combination of sugars (fructose and glucose), enzymes and vitamins that stop bacteria from spreading and allow damaged cells to regenerate in a healthy environment, enabling your body to heal faster.
It fights wrinkles.
Why is honey excellent at treating wrinkles? Two reasons. First, it helps the skin to retain water at the surface. The result: the skin preserves its elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Second, honey contains flavonoids—antioxidants that protect the skin from aging and help neutralize free radicals in the body. Nothing less!
Do you have a dull complexion? Does your hair lack radiance? A little dose of bee nectar could be the solution. Honey is loaded with nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) that the body needs, allowing it to revive your hair and complexion in a jiffy, no matter how sorry their state!
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