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. Honey is sweet and very viscous, made from the nectar of flowers and then partially digested by honeybees. It is said that honeybees tap two million flowers and travel 55,000 miles to bring us one pound of honey.
A popular ingredient for any formulator of at-home products, honey consists of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, niacin, and vitamin C. Honey is a great wound healer; it protects against infections and may be superior to many dressings. Honey is highly antibiotic as well as an energy-producing food. It has been said that bee pollen is the world’s richest food.
A natural hydrator
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. Honey is also a natural hydrator. It has the ability to maintain or restore the normal proportion of water in the skin. Honey applied to your skin feels smooth and leaves the skin tight and firm, feeling light and clean. Because honey is acidic, it also helps rid the face of blemishes and blackheads.
As a skin rejuvenator, honey is perfect for all skin types. It is wonderful for sensitive skin that breaks out from any synthetic ingredient. It is predigested natural sugars, easily assimilated, full of vitamins and minerals. Honey is a great carrier for powders or ground herbs in masks.
Benefits of honey
Honey aids in:
- Repairing skin that is clogged
- Restoring moisture
- Restoring a youthful look to complexions because of its moisturizing and humectant qualities
- Bringing color to skin
- Reducing coarseness in skin
- Refining pores
We use honey in our award winning Rejuvenating Enzyme Mask that was created to remove the build-up of dead skin cells, stimulate new cell growth, balance combination skin and regenerate damaged skin.