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Honey benefits for skin


 


Honey provides many health benefits to the body's internal organs, and also provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product; the chemical composition of honey gives properties that can speed up the healing process and prevent infection, and the soft and thick texture keeps the skin hydrated, helping your skin become softer, fresh and beautiful.


Useful components of honey for the skin

Honey contains many important elements for the skin, including:


Vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin C.

Antioxidants (Chrysin, pinobanksin, catalase, pinocembrin).

Minerals such as zinc and selenium.

Amino acids (contains 18-20 amino acids, mostly Proline).

Organic acids (the main of which is Gluconic acid).

In addition to antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.


The benefits of honey for skin care

Skin moisturizer

Honey can be used as part of a dry skin treatment regimen because the composition of honey can be described as a moisturizer.

A humidifier is a substance that attracts moisture and keeps it inside.

Has been proven that the use of a honey mask on the face is very useful for skin areas that tend to become dry or itchy because it attracts moisture to these areas.

People with oily skin can also benefit from honey, it helps the skin retain moisture and flexibility without drying them.

Skin protection

Honey is one of the foods rich in natural antioxidants which give many benefits when ingested by mouth, but also provides protective benefits when used topically on the skin


A report from the Skin Care Resource Center reports that current research has confirmed the effectiveness of honey in protecting skin from sun damage such as premature wrinkles, which in some cases can lead to skin cancer.


Promotes wound healing

Honey can also act as a wound dressing and help promote healing and prevent infection due to its natural antimicrobial properties.

According to a report from the New Zealand Dermatological Society, the chemical composition of honey has the property of "high osmolality".

This property means that sugars react with water in such a way that microorganisms (microbes) cannot grow.

In addition, the contact of honey with wound secretions - fluid that comes out of wounds or ulcers - leads to the production of hydrogen peroxide, which has antibacterial properties, which reduces the risk of complications from secondary bacterial infection and speeds up the healing process.


Fights acne

Honey absorbs impurities from the pores of the skin and acts as a cleansing agent and soothes the skin.

Just simply apply a thin layer of honey so that it does not fall on the neck, then leave it for 30 minutes, after which the face can be washed off with plain water.

But it is important to know that honey can cure acne only if it is caused by bacterial infection.

Helps to treat wrinkles

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it moisturizes the upper layers of the skin.

This excess moisture can help improve wrinkles, and also soothes dry, irritated and sensitive areas.

In addition, the antioxidant properties of honey help delay skin aging.

You can mix a tablespoon of honey with equal amount of whole milk or yogurt and put the mixture on your face and leave it for 30 minutes, then remove the mask with warm water.

You can also massage the mix while putting it because the massage improves blood circulation and tightens the skin.

Helps in skin whitening

Honey may also help whiten the skin

When using honey with yogurt by mixing a tablespoon of fresh yogurt with a similar spoon of honey and putting the mixture on the face and leaving it for 15 minutes and then washing off with warm water

Repeating this recipe daily can help whiten the skin

Skin cleansing

Honey helps to remove dirt from the skin without stripping natural oils.

Just put about half a teaspoon of honey on your fingers and then heat them by friction between your fingers, then massage the face or area of skin to be cleaned

Honey will absorb impurities, purify and clean the skin.

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