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Honey Skin Care Benefits

Honey is extracted as a sweet viscous liquid from the honey bee hives and is derived from the nectar of flowers.  Honey is sweet on account of its constituents which are monosaccharides, namely glucose and fructose. Honey is very low in water content and as such is an inappropriate medium for microorganisms to grow and survive.
Honey is a mixture of sugar and various other compounds. Honey is rich in carbohydrates and several vitamins and minerals. Honey is also a source of antioxidants. On the basis of its origin, honey can be monofloral or polyfloral.

Honey for Skin Treatments:

Honey has a number of health benefits and is used for treating various skin problems. Some of the benefits of honey for skin care are as follows:

  • Honey has the property to attract and retain water. As such, it helps your skin remain hydrated and moisturized. This makes your skin look supple and soft.
  • Honey has antibacterial properties and as such, it can be a wonderful cleansing agent. You are advised to apply honey on skin and let it dry. On account of longer drying span of honey, it generates warmth to open the pores, cleanse the pores, and removes the excessive oil from skin. As such, honey may be used to cure acne and pimple marks.
  • Honey is rich in antioxidants and as such helps to revitalize your skin. Also, honey is instrumental in relieving you of the symptoms of ageing and as such, is an important component of anti-ageing preparations.
  • Honey is rich in nutrients like carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It is rich in minerals like sulfur, copper, iron, zinc and is high in content of vitamins like vitamins B1, B2, B5 and B3. As honey is a rich source of nutrients, its application on skin supplies these essential nutrients directly to the skin, thereby nourishing it.
  • Honey, on account of its property to retain water or moisture, it can be used as a lip balm.
  • Honey may also be instrumental in relieving you of scars.

You may apply honey directly on skin or in combination with other substances like cucumber and apple. You can apply honey on the face and massage it for a while and let it dry and rinse the face.
Honey is a natural skin care product which is natural and as such, has no side effects on your skin. It protects you from pimples and acne, cures scares and revitalizes your skin, thereby making it blemish free and radiant. As such, honey is a complete skin care product.