Honey, Nature’s Humectant

The term “honeymoon” is said to come from an old European custom in which a newly married couple drank honey wine daily for 30 days following their wedding. It is mentioned in the Bible, revered by the Romans, and has been a prized item since before recorded history.

Honey is the first and one of the best humectants and, therefore, moisturizers. A humectant attracts moisture from the air and brings it to your skin. A popular ingredient for man at home products, honey contains: protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, niacin, and vitamin C.

Honey is a natural rejuvenator and leaves your face feeling refreshed and invigorated. Skin does not age because it loses its ability to hold oil, but because it loses its ability to retain moisture. It is great for all skin types.

Benefits of Honey

  • Repairs clogged skin
  • Restores moisture
  • Restores a youthful look to skin because of its humectant properties
  • Brings color to skin
  • Reduces coarseness in skin
  • Refines pores

A honey cleanser: To soften, cleanse, and refresh skin, make a mixture of two tablespoons honey with one-half teaspoon organic vinegar and one-half teaspoon lemon juice. Mix and apply to face. Leave on for one-half hour. Do this daily to restore a youthful appearance. It aids in cleansing , protecting, and drawing moisture to your skin.

To learn more about honey and other outstanding ingredients for skin, read Lily’s book, Beauty, Health, and Happiness: A Way of Life.

Learn about or order Lily Farm Farm Rejuvenating Enzyme Mask, made with honey!

By | 2017-02-03T08:58:33+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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