Uses of Honey as Skincare
– Composition of honey, a mystical food
– Honey: beneficial for the skin
– Uses of honey as skincare
Honey is a food loaded with symbols, known and appreciated for its numerous virtues for thousands of years.
In addition to the benefits it brings to the body, it is also known and used in many cosmetics for the benefits it brings to the skin. Here is a brief overview.
Composition of honey, a mystical food
Honey is a lovely food which, at certain times, even replaced the use of sugar, still unknown:
– It is very rich in water, and another advantage, it is hydrophilic. It contains more than thirty minerals, including potassium, silicon, gold, silver, and phosphorus.
– It is also very rich in amino acids, which are the fundamental constituents of proteins.
– It also contains a large number of vitamins: vitamin A, many vitamins of the B group, and vitamin C, and flavonoids with antioxidant properties…
Honey is a treasure of benefits for the body.
Honey: beneficial for the skin
The many essential ingredients contained in honey make it an element of choice for skincare:
– Moisturizing properties: honey is hydrophilic, meaning it mixes easily with water. Its sugar content also makes it a humectant ingredient. Thus, it hydrates the superficial layers of the skin and reinforces the hydrolipidic film, which permanently protects the skin.
– Antibacterial properties: honey has always been known for its antibacterial properties, but it is only recently that they have been scientifically proven:
◦ A large amount of fructose and glucose it contains does not destroy bacteria but prevents their proliferation. This is the reason why you can store honey for a very long time.
◦ It is very effective on oily and acne-prone skin: it slows down the proliferation of the many bacteria present on the skin’s surface, in this case, that of staphylococci, responsible for blemishes, those red and painful pimples, as well as pustules, those purulent pimples.
Antioxidant properties: honey contains vitamin C and flavonoids, responsible for the color of the flowers. These powerful antioxidants capture free radicals, which are volatile oxygen atoms responsible for many diseases and induce the aging process.
– Nutritive properties: honey contains lipids such as palmitic, oleic, and linoleic acids and thus ensures a nourishing and revitalizing role for the skin.
Uses of honey as skincare
You can make your honey-based masks and mix them with other ingredients, depending on your skin type. Spread the mask on your face and leave it on for about ten minutes. Then rinse thoroughly and apply a moisturizing cream corresponding to your skin type.
For oily or combination skin
Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of green clay. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
If your skin is irritated, replace this essential oil with lavender oil.
– Add water and mix until you get a slightly thick paste.
– Add honey to fight against dehydrated skin and a blurred complexion
– Mix half a yogurt with a tablespoon of honey. Add a few drops of lemon to it.
The combination of citric acid, lactic acid, and honey will restore your complexion’s luminosity.
Honey care: for dry and mature skin
- Mix 2 spoons of olive oil with a tablespoon of honey. Add 2 drops of rosewood essential oil.
Good to know: to make a peeling for the face, mix a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of flaxseed, add 2 tablespoons of whey. Spread on the face and rub in a circular motion. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Try this out, and remember to share your experience below!