Honey is a natural product and it is mostly used as a sweetener and to improve the taste of food. However, all honey doesn’t taste the same as they can vary in their composition and texture. Honey is also used in medicine and skincare. When you apply honey to the skin, it will provide you with a protective barrier that will keep you safe from environmental pollution, acne-causing bacteria etc.
There are many companies such as Collombatti Naturals that specialise in skincare products that contain honey. Honey has been used in skincare for a long time. Generally, raw honey is used in production of skincare products and this is the honey that comes directly from the honeycomb without any filtration. When raw honey is harvested, it is removed from the hive and stored in a bottle. Because there is no processing for this, you will find some wax and pollen in this honey as well and you will not see a clear liquid. Because of these additions within raw honey, you can use it as a physical exfoliator that will replenish your face.
There are many substances and by-products of honey that can be beneficial for your skin as well. Propolis is an ingredient that is used in a lot of skincare products and this is a by-product of honey. Propolis is an antioxidant and it also has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It can fade away dark spots and it is great for those with problematic skin. It can help with the rate of cell growth and decongestion of pores. It also improves skin texture.
Royal jelly is another product that has high concentrations of amino acids and vitamin B5. This is the source of food for the queen bee. This is a great antioxidant and it can rejuvenate tissue growth and cell regeneration. Royal jelly can also be used for moisturizing and reducing redness of the skin. It also has anti-ageing benefits. For people with oily skin, this can be used to reduce the oiliness of the face. And it’s also effective for pimples and scars. Bee wax is secreted from the wax glands of bees and this is a byproduct that can soften the skin and aid in its healing. It also has antibacterial properties so it can help with acne. Bee wax can help with certain conditions like dry skin and eczema. They also have a positive effect on stretch marks. Raw bee wax is used to make lotions and moisturisers because of its skin softening effect.
Honey has been used since the olden days for would management and infection. It is used as alternative medicine in many cultures. In skincare, honey is a humectant and helps with transepidermal water loss of the body. It is also used in so many moisturisers. This is because the enzymes of honey can condition the skin from within and keep the skin hydrated. Because of the antibacterial properties of honey, these products can be used for those with acne prone skin. The honey in the product can heal blemishes and help with inflammation. The antioxidants of honey have anti-ageing benefits and it will help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.