Honey might be the sweet stuff you put on oatmeal and in your tea to amp up the taste, but did you know it's also good for your skin? Brands are increasingly putting honey and a related substance, bee venom in beauty products. Here's why:
It is a natural antibiotic due to its high level of enzymes. Applying the honey topically can help with burns and dryness. This means it's also a good way to fight against acne, since bacteria is what ultimately causes the blemishes. The easiest way to use it? Rub a thin layer of pure, raw honey on your face. Add even more acne-fighting power by mixing the honey with a bit of tea tree oil.
2. Super Moisturizing
Honey, at its purest form, is sugar. Sugar is a hygroscopic, meaning that it retains water, meaning that using it on the skin alone or in products helps the skin keep its moisture.
3. Slows Down Aging
Retinol, vitamin C serums and glycolic acid definitely help keep the years from showing up on your skin, but did you know honey can help, too? The enzymes and antioxidants in honey exfoliate the skin to keep the smoothest skin showing.
4. Unclogs the Pores
Remember when we said honey is antibacterial? This comes into play here. Honey, when mixed with ingredients like baking soda and a pinch of salt can clear the pore-clogging bacteria. Why not try Freeman Beauty Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask today to purge dirt and oils from pores today?
5. What About Bee Venom?
Bee venom, while very different from regular honey, is another bee-based product gaining popularity in the beauty industry. According to researchers, honeybee pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in nature in a single food. And yes, it's the same stuff that bees eject during stings.
Bee venom also has various enzymes in it — when applied to the skin it can be helpful for wound healing and acne. In addition, bee venom works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles through accelerated cell regeneration. Purified bee venom has also shown in research to increase collagen production.
You can try our Skinfood Propolis & Bee Venom Mask Sheet to help firm and tighten your skin at affordable price.