Natural, unprocessed honey is your best bet not only in the kitchen but also for your skin. Who would’ve thought that it’s packed with so many beneficial properties. Honey is famous for being a natural humectant that helps your skin draw in moisture. But did you know that it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties too? No wonder why it must not be left out when making those DIY facials or home remedies. All thanks to the bees' day's work.
Let’s dive into the beneficial factors of using honey! We’ve listed seven benefits that honey can do for our skin.
#1 Naturally moisturizing
Honey is a great moisturizer for your skin as it is a natural humectant and emollient. Once applied, it helps soften the outer layer of the skin and hydrates deeply into the layers below. This simple ingredient helps leave your skin feel supple and radiant.
#2 Contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
With honey containing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can help treat skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The healthy bacteria in raw honey helps in reducing redness and inflammation when skin breakouts occur. It can also help clear clogged pores and remove excess oil.
#3 Say goodbye to scars
Natural honey has antiseptic properties which helps in healing wounds and prevent wound infection ensuring you’ll be blemish-free in no time. Not only does honey help with skin breakouts, but also helps fade scars? Definitely the queen bee ingredient with antioxidant properties that get the job done!
#4 Reverse aging
Applying honey can improve the skin’s elasticity, helping to control wrinkles and fine lines. If you didn’t know already, honey has natural antioxidants that help slow down any signs of aging. It provides your skin the right nourishment to repair and keep your skin healthy.
#5 Thoroughly cleanses your pores
Get rid of those blackheads and/or whiteheads with honey. With its powerful lineup of properties like antioxidants, antiseptic, antibacterial properties, plus it acts as a natural humectant and emollient. It deeply penetrates the skin and helps in removing dirt or any impurities from your pores leaving you only with a tight and bright skin. Honey can also be used as a pore cleanser which is said to be highly effective without disrupting the skin’s pH balance.
#6 Get glowing and bright skin
As an all around product, honey works well with whatever skin type you have. With its brightening properties you’ll see a healthy glow from constant use. As it’s also moisturizing, even more so your skin will definitely feel moisturized and hydrated. Show off that balanced and bright skin with a moisturized glow.
#7 Gentle exfoliant
The tiny granules in honey that crystalizes over time act as a gentle exfoliant. This gentle scrub breaks down as it comes into contact with water and the heat of your skin. It can also be used as your facial cleanser.
If you’re working with raw honey, a tip is rub the honey with your hands to warm it before applying it to your skin.
With all these benefits (and more) that honey can do for the skin it makes sense that Bare Logic uses honey as one of the key ingredients in our exfoliating sugar scrub line, which is available in lemongrass and rose scents. It's the best exfoliating body scrub that’ll let you experience luxury with every scrub.