Why is Honey So Good For Your Skin?
If you’re familiar with Melnaturel, you’ve probably noticed something — several of our products contain honey.
Maybe you’ve wondered why that is. Well, here are some answers as to why honey really is your skin’s honey, if you know what we mean.
Honey kills bacteria and basically has magical healing powers.
We’re not kidding. That stuff bees make? Yeah, it also does wonders for healing skin and fighting off bacteria.
Honey is acidic in nature and contains hydrogen peroxide. Sound familiar? Lots of acne products include that label in their laundry list-length labels — except for when it’s found in honey, you can trust that it’s all natural.
The belief that honey has great healing powers for skin dates back to ancient Egyptians and Greek doctors. Now, it’s widely accepted within the world of skincare that honey is a natural method of healing a variety of skin wounds — including burns and ulcers, to name a few.
In 2014, a man from Wales even used honey to heal a severe cut on his leg without the use of a single antibiotic, according to the BBC. He saved his leg — just using that gooey stuff bees make!
If honey is capable of that, just imagine what it does to the acne plaguing your skin. We’re just sayin’...
Honey moisturizes and nourishes your skin.
As if that alone isn’t a good reason to use honey — especially in the midst of a big breakout — it’s also super moisturizing.
Honey naturally contains tons of enzymes, vitamins and minerals that moisturize and nourish your skin from deep down. And, because of its hygroscopic nature, when it’s exposed to air, honey is able to naturally absorb any moisture that happens to be floating around you in the air.
How crazy is all of that? And, minus toxic chemicals many lotions contain.
Honey can smooth out any bumps or wrinkles you’ve got.
Antioxidants are practically honey’s middle name. So, with all that, plus those vitamins, enzymes and minerals we mentioned before, the use of honey will surely lead to fewer wrinkles and bumps and will keep your skin feeling smooth like a baby’s bottom.
Plus, legend has it, honey was high on Cleopatra’s beauty regime. Need we say more?
Honey lightens any facial scars you’re working with.
As if honey needed anything else to add to its “resume,” we’ve got another one for you. Maybe you already knew this if you’re anything like me and have researched all the ways you can naturally lighten your hair. (Mom said no dying my hair, but I really wanted blonde highlights growing up. What can I say?)
Yes, honey has natural bleaching powers, and when applied on your skin has the power to lighten any scars. Whether they’re from acne or anything else, honey will help you out.
So there you have it: Basically, honey is liquid gold.