3. Honey Revitalizing Balm
Although most health experts believe honey is one of the healthiest sweeteners, it can bring many health benefits to your body. Honey is an ingredient for skin and hair care remedies and products, too. Bees produce honey by collecting nectar, pollen and resins from flowers.
Honey moisturizes your skin, and fights aging and bacteria. Honey is also loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and healing compounds. Look for local, organic raw honey that hasn’t been heat-treated or pasteurized because it contains more active phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes to offer enhanced benefits for your dry skin.
Honey contains natural humectants that draw moisture from the air into your skin. The stickiness of this substance ensures it is retained in your skin layers where it is needed most for penetrating and long-lasting hydration. Raw honey also contains enzymes that cleanse your skin and keep pores clear. The antibacterial properties of honey prevent the bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.
Honey also contains enzymes and other nutrients that can keep your skin healthy. Honey mixed with baking powder is a gentle natural exfoliating application that removes dead skin cells, allowing new cells to emerge for a radiant complexion. Honey also lightens your skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds can decrease the appearance of scars, and increase healing and tissue regeneration.
The hydrating properties of honey and coconut oil or olive oil will also help revive skin cells. Regular gentle massaging of your skin using honey will increase the blood circulation to your skin, aiding in skin recovery and cell turnover.
Honey contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that prevent the bacteria that can lead to breakouts, a condition referred to as acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties will calm skin redness and irritation. The antioxidants contained in honey, apart from hydrating the skin, also help repair damaged skin while protecting it against oxidative and environmental damage.