Honey Facial – Why is honey so good for your skin?
It’s amazing how many benefits honey has for your skin. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. Once I started researching the idea of using a honey facial, I discovered that it has been used for hundreds of years. It is even documented that Cleopatra used honey to give her skin a “deep glow”.
So what is it about honey that makes it so good for you? The first factor is its natural antibiotic properties. Bees feed honey to their young and use different enzymes to create an antibiotic and antimicrobial environment; keeping honey fresh.
These antibiotic and antimicrobial properties are perfect for a honey facial. They naturally cleanse the skin and stimulate the immune system.
Honey is natural and is easily absorbed by the skin. It is also high in antioxidants. So a honey facial can help you reverse sun damage by eliminating free radicals caused by sun exposure.
Free radicals come from many sources and have been found to be cancer-causing agents. Any natural substance that helps you eliminate free radicals supports the body’s immune system and helps prevent cancer.
The benefits of honey are many, but it is important to remember that not all honeys are the same. Honey carries different benefits depending on what type of flower and therefore what type of nectar the bees collect.
For example, honey collected from the manuka bush in New Zealand has been shown to have one of the highest rates of antibiotics. Honey with a high UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) has also been shown to maintain its antibiotic properties even after being exposed to heat and light. This gives honey a longer shelf life and makes it perfect for skin care products.
Using a manuka honey facial gel is one of the best ways to cleanse your face naturally. It also adds a large amount of antioxidants to your skin. The UMF in manuka honey has such a high concentration of antioxidants that you can see a difference in your skin almost immediately.
A honey facial can give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay smooth and reverse free radical damage, making your skin glow.