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A Sweet Treat – Honey for Skin

With the advent of technology, there have been many skin care products released in the market. Some of them may be effective but they sure contain a lot of chemicals that can harm the skin, especially delicate ones. Aside from that, these skin care products are really expensive. If you are a person on a budget, you would not even consider buying one. To achieve that younger looking skin, you do not have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase those high-end anti-aging creams, lotions, medicine and other products. What you can do is look inside your kitchen cabinet for it may contain the most wonderful beauty product ever discovered. Honey! There are a number of ways to use honey for skin. Some ideas include using honey as a facial mask, toner, hair mask, shampoo and conditioner and body wash.

Honey has become part of everyone’s meal ever since but studies have shown that honey is not only a good alternative sweetener but also a good skin care product. There have been skin care products made of honey released and sold in the market. But, as mentioned before, you do not really have to spend a lot of money on those. You can make your own sweet treat for your skin.

There are a lot of beauty recipes involving honey for skin. The honey’s hygroscopic nature which enables it to absorb and lock in moisture makes it a very ideal component in many cosmetics. This is why honey is referred to as a natural humectant. A humectant has the ability to attract moisture inwards and retain moisture. When used as a skin treatment, honey is able to keep the skin moisturized and soft. In cases of open wounds, honey for skin helps in preventing the formation of scars because it keeps the skin moisturized. Honey also promotes tissue growth. Honey also aids in the removal of wound dressing because it prevents the dressing from adhering to the skin.

Honey also has a very high antioxidant property which can help slow down or even prevent the aging process of the skin. This means that appearance or annoying wrinkles, age spots, freckles and other bothersome age markers can be minimized and even erased. Honey’s antioxidant properties can also eradicate free radicals that can cause diseases like cancer. When these free radicals accumulate in the body, they destroy cells in the body, including the healthy ones. Honey also increases the skin’s protection from the sun, protecting it further from formation of free radicals.

Honey for skin can also cure pimple and acne problems. This ability of honey to cure acne has been noted in the early 20th century. Aside from being a good antioxidant, it was discovered that honey also has an antimicrobial property. Honey for skin, especially the face, can actually prevent growth of microbes and bacteria that can cause pimples and acne. Honey also has an anti-inflammatory property which helps reduce the appearance of reddish and swollen skin. As mentioned before, honey for skin promotes healing so this is very useful for acne-stricken skin.

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