Exfoliation, hydration: honey, a nectar with many virtues for the skin

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Written by Doug Hampton

(ETX Daily Up) – The riches of nature are full of beauty properties that men and women are (re)discovering today in search of healthier and more authentic cosmetics. This is the case with honey, which has a thousand and one virtues for the skin, which have been known for millennia. On the occasion of World Bee Day, scheduled for May 20 to raise awareness of their crucial role and the need to protect them, here are some of the essential properties of honey in the beauty sector.

A subtly sweet substance produced by bees from the nectar of many flowers, honey delights our taste buds, but also our health and our skin. While some of its innumerable virtues depend essentially on the foraged flower, others are universal and make it possible to sublimate all skin types, whether acne-prone, dehydrated, damaged, or mature. The powers of honey are such that today they are unanimous among the youngest generations, especially on social networks, where the recipes of grandmothers concocted from the precious elixir are now counted in the hundreds, with millions of views at stake.

Moisturizing, healing, soothing

Apitherapy, in other words the use of bee products for cosmetic purposes, is increasingly widespread in the world, to the point of seeing the birth of many skincare brands specializing in honey. And legend has it that Cleopatra herself was particularly fond of it. It must be said that the products of the hive, and more particularly honey, are full of benefits. If only one had to be retained, it would be hydration, since honey nourishes the skin in depth, and is therefore essential for dry and dehydrated skin. But that’s not all, since it also helps soothe redness, helps healing, and helps purify so-called problem skin.

Two essential DIY recipes

The craze for honey as skincare is such that grandmothers’ recipes based on the sweet substance are multiplying at breakneck speed on social networks. We obviously know the hot drinks intended to calm a cough or an irritated throat, but there are also recipes entirely devoted to the beauty of the skin. This is the case for hair removal, in particular, with a preparation made of sugar, water, and lemon in which it is advisable to add honey to help healing. But it is also possible to make your own moisturizing mask with a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of coconut oil or olive oil, and a spoon of natural yogurt. What to overcome the driest skin.

A star in cosmetics

Honey has not only become essential on social networks, or in DIY, it is also one of the most popular ingredients in cosmetics, to the point of becoming the star of certain labels. This is the case of Secrets de Miel, which offers treatments for the face, body and hair, based on bee products, and in particular various and varied honeys, so that the whole family can benefit from a maximum virtues. But also the Apicia and Api Sens brands, which also specialize in apitherapy, as well as Burt’s Bees and Honey Girl Organics internationally.

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