17 Nov The Benefits of Honey in Body Care Products
At Honey Body Care, we source only the finest honey for our super small batches of skincare products. The purest honey will offer the best medicinal properties, and this is also true when considering the health of your skin. So, what are the natural properties of honey, and how can it benefit you and your skin?
Honey begins its journey as the nectar produced by flowering plants. Bees collect this nectar and take it back to the hive, where it is stored as a simple sugar inside the honeycomb. The movement of the bees’ wings causes some liquid to evaporate, leaving a collection of sweet honey. The type of nectar collected will affect both the colour and scent of the honey, making it naturally unique.
This organic process is one to be revered as honey has numerous health benefits. This is why we have included honey in bodycare products including our body soap and hand wash liquids. Here we look at what honey can add to your skincare routine.
Honey is a natural humectant; an ingredient that retains or preserves moisture. This is particularly important when washing as the skin cells become dehydrated. We wash our hands multiple times a day, so it is no surprise that many of us will suffer from dry or cracked skin to our fingers or palms. By including honey in hand soap, moisture is encouraged to stay within the skin cells so that they feel well hydrated.
For more details see Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review by Bruno Burlando, Laura Cornara
Honey also contains antioxidants which are known to slow down the signs of ageing for a clearer complexion. Skin can appear prematurely aged when it is dry or dehydrated, but the honey in body care products can boost the skin’s nourishment and moisture levels. With better hydration and improved elasticity, honey can reduce any visible signs of aging.
If you want to understand further, see “Honey as a Potential Natural Antioxidant Medicine: An Insight into Its Molecular Mechanisms of Action‘
It’s not only hydration levels that are improved by honey. Honey has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties; even the Ancient Egyptians used honey to treat burns and wounds! It is a natural antimicrobial and has anti-inflammatory properties, too. This can help sore, dry skin to heal. It can also be a wise choice for those looking for relief from eczema or rosacea.
The review “Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research” confirms that honey is useful in wound healing because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. While “Phenolic Compounds in Honey and Their Associated Health Benefits: A Review“, with some evidence, also suggests that honey has antiviral and antifungal properties.
Honey Body Care
At Honey Body Care, we pride ourselves on producing the finest soaps and body wash products. We use a range of raw and natural british honey, and combine this with essential oils. Our products therefore take good care of your skin and smell divine, too. Our Anvear Collection of body washes includes honey and almond milk blended with essential oils, including marula oil. Our Edèa Collection of handwashes combines raw honey with a blend of essential oils, including grapefruit and black pepper.
Whichever Collection and blend you choose, your skin will feel soft, well-hydrated and nourished. Our unique blends of natural honey and essential oils offer a delightful scent for you to enjoy throughout the day.
Shop with us today to find the perfect bodycare product for you and your family.