We all know the benefits of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E but how often do you hear of honey being used to rejuvenate or repair skin?
Honey by itself is an amazing gift of nature. It is wonderfully therapeutic when taken internally. A large portion of honey is made up of protein, with other nutrients, including carbohydrates, minerals, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, sulfur, iron and phosphate. B complex vitamins (including bioflavonoids), and vitamins C, D and E.
It has been used for centuries to promote internal and external healing.
It is a natural antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.
Honey is able to maintain moisture which helps your skin remain soft and supple. The hydration quality of the honey proves to maintain the skins elasticity, smoothness and softness.
For mild blemishes such as acne or small sores, the anti-bacterial characteristics would again promote healing. With something like cracked skin in the hands or feet, these areas can have very minor bacterial infections keeping them from healing a honey lotion can help kill off infection and again promote healing.
As a little aside it wouldnt be harmful at all to put raw honey on an open wound probably better that hydrogen peroxide. Honey has hydrogen peroxide in it along with the other goodies. It will not only kill germs but promote healing.
So, including honey in a skin care products will help moisturise, inhibit bacterial growth, help fight viral infection and can be helpful as an anti-inflammatory.
With its many nutrients, the addition of honey will help clear up minor blemishes such as acne or cracked dry skin as some people get on the heels of their feet or their hands and fingers.
Honey is the main ingredient in our Manuka Honey Face Wash.