The golden, sticky-sweet substance that is honey has had a long, rich (pun intended) medicinal history. We’re talking thousands of years worth of history; it’s well known that Egyptian royals were often buried with pots of honey which are often uncovered by modern archaeologists excavating tombs. The most amazing thing of all? Because of the substance’s antibacterial properties, the honey remains unspoiled century after century. Herein lies just one tantalizing reason to introduce honey into your health and wellness routine.
As far as skincare goes, honey can work wonders — which is why you’ll find it as a key ingredient in an array of skincare products today. Not only does honey act as a great anti-aging agent and moisturizer (keeping skin supple and radiant), it’s rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties which help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate.
It’s also well documented that honey can heal in other relieving ways. For one, it can be used to treat wounds. It’s also been used to sooth conditions that yield dandruff and itchy skin. And finally, honey is suggested as a great snack before or after a workout to boost energy.
Basically, honey is the gift that keeps on giving: It has the rare bragging rights of staying fresh while keeping you fresh. It’s no wonder that savvy ancient women used honey and milk to keep themselves youthful, radiant and smooth to the touch. Here are some easy recipes of facial mask and exfoliators that you can try at home. Let us know how they go in the comments below!
Honey facial for dry, rough skin
Honey facial for lightening and healing
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