Updated: Jun 11, 2019
What makes honey good for your skin?
Scientists are still examining what honey can do for the skin, but honey has been used for medical purposes for thousands of years. Here’s what we know so far about the sweet benefits of honey.
Honey helps heal wounds According to Healthline, honey is useful for healing wounds because its acidity helps the blood release more oxygen. Honey can also remove proteases, which are enzymes that can slow the healing process. Please note that the properties of honey may vary between what kind of flower it came from. Manuka honey, for example, is often credited as being the best healer out of the other types of honey.
Honey fights acne, reduces swelling, and soothes itching Honey can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent because it contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Before you head to your local grocery store to buy a bottle of it, you should know what kind of honey works best for your skin. If you have allergies, please note that raw honey may contain yeast and pollen, as reported by Medical News Today. Using the wrong kind of honey on your skin can reverse its effects.
Honey is an excellent exfoliator Honey can remove dead skin, leaving behind a brighter and healthier appearance. It can also fight against acne, and help fade scars and dark spots. Healthline recommends applying honey directly to troublesome areas on your face once per day or every other day.
How do I use honey on my skin?
Applying honey by itself can be sticky and messy. It is best to look for products that already contain it. Nurtur Skincare sells a honey exfoliator for only $10.99. The exfoliator combines raw organic honey with vitamin E and other natural ingredients to promote smooth and clear skin.
Will you use honey to sweeten up your skincare routine?