Honey pops up in ingredient lists for lots of skincare products, but have you wondered what exactly the stuff used to sweeten tea and baked goods does for your skin?
Turns out, there's actually a multitude of benefits that honey provides! Honey has actually been used on skin for thousands of years-- the ancient Egyptians used honey topically to help treat wounds and burns. These healing properties are also super useful for dealing with uneven pigmentation on skin! Nowadays, we know that honey has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, explaining why it was so helpful for these wounds! These antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also mean that skincare with honey can help decrease the amount of acne-causing bacteria on skin.
Honey is also a natural humectant, meaning that it has great moisturizing properties! Honey naturally will help draw moisture to your skin and make it feel less dry. It also has high antioxidant activity, which can help to prevent and reverse sun damage and other free radical damage-- all helping to make skin appear youthful and prevent more wrinkle formation. Finally, honey acts as a natural and gentle exfoliant removing dead, dull skin cells from the surface of skin! Try our best-selling Honey Almond Scrub!