Honey is not only healthy when consumed, but also very beneficial to your skin. Bees have inhabited our planet and making honey for around 150 million years. As a result the Greeks, Persians, Egyptians and even the Romans knew about the skincare benefits of honey.Honey is basically nectar obtained from the flowers. It consists for 80 percent of sugar; the rest is minerals and trace elements such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and amino acids. It also contains vitamins C, B and water. Honey can speed healing and prevent infection, keeps moisture close to the skin so your complexion becomes supple and radiant. All together a little gem for chemical-free skin care!
Honey can be used as part of a dry skin regimen due to its humectant qualities (the ability to absorb and retain moisture). So it not only absorbs water but also retains it in the skin, so the skin remains supple and elastic. Also oily skin can benefit from honey; it helps to keep skin hydrated and fresh and prevents drying outAt the same time it protects against wrinkles.
Honey's natural antioxidant properties help to protect the skin from sun damage, supports the skin's ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple. Furthermore, Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent an useful for the treatment of minor acne.
Due to its natural antimicrobial properties, honey can help promote healing and prevent infection. The chemical makeup of honey has "high osmolality." High osmolality in this case means that the interaction between the sugars and water prevent microorganisms to develop. In addition, when honey comes in contact with wound fluids, hydrogen peroxide is produced. The creation of the hydrogen peroxide provides antibacterial benefits, which speeds healing.