Did you know that… for 1 kg of honey, bees have to take cca 100.000 flights/over 240.000 km, to visit almost 15 millions flowers to collect their nectar and pollen.
Contains: 80% sugars, organic acids, amino acids, peptides, enzymes, vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C).
Properties: moisturizing, healing, anti -inflammatory and antioxidant .
Naturally, honey is rich in nutrients which are beneficial both for skin and our health: vitamin A. Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. These key ingredients have a beneficial effect for skin shown in feeding and keeping its health.
Antioxidants present in the composition of honey also have role in maintaining healthy skin and prevent its premature aging. Honey provides protection, moisturizes, softens and rejuvenates the skin giving it a young and healthy aspect.
Among the positive effects that honey can have to the skin are:
-nourishing the skin by high intake of nutrients content of this delicious food;
-skin hydration by strong wetting agent role;
-antibacterial effect given by high sugar content in its composition;
-anti -aging effect due to antioxidants present in its composition .
The main benefits of honey bee for skin are :
–Hydration efficiency– honey can be used with maximum efficiency in dry skin care due to its wetting agent role (attract and retain moisture). Honey is rich and dense texture which makes it an excellent factor moisturizing- attract and keep water in the skin. So, do not just treat dry skin, rough, wrinkled but give elasticity and fills wrinkles.
–Honey is a real factor for both skin and body moisturizer .
Facial masks based on honey bee are beneficial for skins with a tendency toward drying, or itch, increasing their hydration levels. Like every cosmetic product for skin hydration, masks are effective if applied regularly.
-Honey is good also for people with oily skin because it can hydrate and can preserve the elasticity of the skin without drying such a do- other masks .
– Protection against sun exposure and aging. Against free radicals that exist everywhere and in any, antioxidants are the remedy, neutralizing.Antioxidants are those who repair and heal deep restructures acting at the cellular level, and finally generating a multitude of beneficial effects. Honey is a natural antioxidant which has multiple beneficial effects both in food consumed and applied to the skin, in composition of specific products. Antioxidants have the ability to protect internal organs against oxidative stress which ultimately can lead to an overall much better health. Current scientific research has demonstrated the effectiveness of honey as a natural sun protection factor (as the main source of premature aging).
Honey contains many antioxidants that counteract free radicals strength and rejuvenate tissues. Honey bee is the perfect remedy for ladys who have lost the battle with time and suffer from wrinkled skin and aging. The antioxidants from honey only help treat and prevent wrinkles and fine lines, by support given to the skin in the production of collagen and elastin, both of role in preserving health and youthful skin .
-Helps heal wounds -In terms of medical care , honey applied to a wound can help it heal and prevent infections due to antimicrobial capacity of honey. According to some scientists , which helps most in wound healing are mainly sugars in honey which is saying that it have very high osmolality (sugars interact with water in a manner that does not allow growth of microorganisms). Additionally to the osmolality honey , the sugar in its composition comes into contact with wound exudates , it produces hydrogen peroxide. This peroxide can have antibacterial properties on ulcerated areas, accelerating their healing .
– High nutritional capacity-Honey contains a high level of vitamin C, a variety of vitamins B (niacin, riboflavin , pantothenic acid) minerals ( for example potassium) and amino acids, all together, they are great sources of nourishment skin. The amino acids present in honey are essential components of any form of life. They help stimulate and accelerate cell regeneration. At skin level their action is seen through the healthy and shiny skin look.
–Antibacterial agents, antiviral and anti fungal- Honey is recognized as having antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps to disinfect and accelerate healing scrapes , wounds and burns to the skin. Additional to enzymes present in honey (which have a role in wound healing ), there are also antioxidants and flavonoids that also have antibacterial role. Flavonoids, most found in propolis, pinocembrinul, with an antioxidant role, have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory capacity. So, in case of skin infections , sun burn or blisters , honey can be a miracle cure efficiently, without having to put the issue of side effects! Furthermore, honey-based cosmetics are also affordable! Honey does miracles for minors irritation is effective for acne treatment, especially for chapped lips, as lip balm.
It has been scientifically proven that the honey has antibacterial action against Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacterium, often seen in the environment that can lead to infection , especially if open wounds.
-Shiny skin – a facial mask with simple honey bee or in combination with milk can give to the skin a radiant glow. Such a mask should be used at least 2 times a week for visible results .
-Exfoliant role – An exfoliating facial mask / scrub on the basis of honey is very effective if you want a flawless, glowing skin .