Honey can be known as a golden ingredient because of its’ colour. This golden sticky substance is produced by bees and they protect this substance in their hives. Bees collect nectar from flowers and the nectar get mixed with the salivary enzymes of bees and will turn into a golden ingredient. Since they collect nectar from flowers, the quality of Honey is directly linked with the flowers they collect nectar from. It has many properties therefore, it is praised by doctors, dieticians and beauticians. Not only for the skincare, but bee honey is also used for healing burns and wounds, to cure severe diarrhea conditions, to recover from cough and cold. Honey can be used as a substitute for sugar without having any slightest chance for the taste and it is renowned for its’ antibacterial properties. Not only this but honey can also be used as a remedy for obesity, high blood pressure, weaknesses etc.
When talking about honey and its benefits for skin, it has many advantages like even out the skin tone, moisturizing the skin, fading out scars, clearing acne, inflammation and redness in the skin, skin brightening and lightening, skin hydration, reduce wrinkles etc. Honey has the special ability to balance the bacteria of the skin and has the ability to clean the clogged pores. Most of the acnes in the skin is a result of bacterial functions and by applying honey on the skin will help to control the acne formation. This bacterial function will rejuvenate the immune system and will avoid blemishes, irritations and redness. Since bee honey has exfoliating properties, it will remove all the dead skin and will help with skin lightening. Because of the healing properties in honey will help to fade scars on the face. Honey has antioxidants. Therefore, it helps to clean and cleanse all the skin pores and will remove all the blackheads and whiteheads by removing all the dirt inside the pores and will help in repairing damaged skin. If you have sunburns just try some honey on skin. It will soothe all the sunburns. Applying bee honey on the face will enhance the elasticity of the skin and will control the wrinkles and will be able to have a rejuvenated skin.
By applying raw honey or mixing different ingredients with honey will enhance the results given by bee honey. Applying raw honey on the face will moisturize the skin, reduce acne and pimples on the skin and will give a youthful look. Mixing coconut oil with bee honey will act as a pore cleanser and will brighten the skin, applying baking soda with bee honey will act as an exfoliator, Aloe vera gel and bee honey will soothe sunburns, adding milk or yoghurt with bee honey will help to brighten and lighten the skin, bee honey with curd will help to reduce wrinkles. There are many products available in the market that includes bee honey and it is advisable to choose a good quality product to obtain necessary benefits.
When applying bee honey with different ingredients it is a must to consider the type of skin before applying. The results will be different according to the type of skin you have. If you have oily, dry or neutral skin it is advisable to use ingredients that match with the skin type. When buying bee honey, it is good to purchase it from a local farmer because most of the bee honey available in the market have some quantities of refined sugar and chemicals to keep away from expiring. Therefore, it is always advisable to use good quality bee honey to gain maximum advantage.