The Benefits of Honey in Your Beauty Routine
For centuries, honey has been used for everything from healing wounds to sweetening our foods. Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties, honey can be a great ingredient that can provide you with healthier-looking skin.
Honey can be used for a lot more than you think. From balancing the bacteria on your skin to turning it into your go-to moisturizer to help you combat dry winter weather. The opportunities are endless and can be beneficial for everything from haircare to skincare.
It’s time to rethink and repurpose that honey you always use to sweeten your tea in the morning and start using it to replenish your skin and give you that extra dose of moisture you’ve been craving.
Let's take a closer look at the benefits of honey in your beauty routine.
Gives your skin a hydration boost
If you have dry skin or you just need some extra moisture during winter weather, honey has you covered. You may start to notice that honey is an active ingredient in popular skincare moisturizers due to its ability to lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling and looking supple as ever.
When you use moisturizers that have honey as an active ingredient, you'll notice it has a thick consistency that easily seeps into your skin and never leaves a sticky residue.
Not only is it working to supply your skin with hydration, but it also has soothing and healing properties that your skin can benefit from in the long run.
You can also choose to apply honey as a mask on your face, but fair warning: it can get a little sticky for some people! If you want to try it out, we recommend using raw honey. When honey is in its natural form, it can also help rebalance the bacteria on your skin and speed up your cells' healing process.
If you have any allergies to pollen or bee-related products, you may want to look for skincare products that don’t contain honey to avoid any allergic reactions. Before applying raw honey to your face, always do a patch test.
A great lip moisturizer
You can use honey in your lip care routine to prevent unwanted cracks and flaky skin. We recommend wearing our Honey Lip Mask to help prevent or soothe dry, cracked lips and leave you feeling nourished and moisturized when you wake up in the morning.
Another product that will leave your lips hydrated all day long is our Lip Butter. This product contains honey and aloe vera, which will help boost your complexion and soothe any unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on your lips, leaving them looking their best, no matter the weather.
Cleans pore and gently exfoliates
Since honey has antibacterial properties, it’s often used to clean pores and exfoliate the skin when it’s in its raw form. In this form, it contains healthy bacteria that can be used to combat redness, heal unwanted blemishes, and treat chronic and stubborn acne.
When applied to the face, honey can also remove dead skin cells, which will leave your skin soft to the touch.
A natural remedy for skin conditions
Honey is a natural antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory ingredient that’s found in skincare products made to treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
The moisturizing properties are paired with healthy bacteria that work to reduce redness and inflammation. Before using honey to treat skin conditions, we recommend consulting with a dermatologist to ensure it's right for you.
Improve the appearance of your skin
Back in the day, honey was used to treat wounds and ulcers because of its natural ability to dry out wounds and prevent suppuration. Not only that, but it can fade the appearance of scars that are left behind by these wounds.
Since it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it can help remove unwanted blemishes and dark spots caused by acne. Which will leave your skin with a brighter complexion and a beautiful, healthy glow.
Honey helps hair, too!
Due to the humectant properties, honey will leave your hair with an impeccable shine, that's never oily. It has the power to add moisture into dry hair and keep it looking shiny and healthy, all day long.
Before you start lathering your hair with some honey you have around your house, consider looking for a shampoo or hair mask that has it as an active ingredient!
We hope these benefits give you the motivation to try honey out in your skincare routine. Don't let the sticky consistency scare you off and get ready for your skin to look its best, no matter the weather.
Your skin, hair, and lips will thank you later!