If you’re like some of us and are for all things natural and organic, then its most likely the key to shiny hair and natural glowing skin is most likely in your kitchen cabinet – Honey. Now, we’re not talking about that sweet and sticky stuff that comes in a bear shaped squeeze bottle; we’re referring to that of which can only be found in the food’s raw form, like what you get from a natural and organic supermarket like Whole Foods Market. It’s also often now found in most beauty products lately. The stuff is like liquid gold!
Here’s just a few ways honey can be used in order to that gorgeous hair and skin:
Anti-aging – Honey is an excellent humectant, which means that it pulls moisture into your skin from the air to keep it soft and moisturized. It also contains alpha-hydroxy acid properties in its sugar base, that can work as an exfoliant to lift away dead and dry cells in order to even out your skin tone. Not only does it correct skin tone, it also promotes elasticity and smooths fine lines, and serves as an anti-wrinkle agent.
Hair Growth – Honey is a natural antioxidant it tends to make your scalp healthy and stimulates hair growth. It’s an emollient which means it’s a natural softener making it a great conditioner for smooth hair, as well as improving the health of the hair follicles responsible for hair growth.
Pore Cleanser – Raw honey has enzymes that clarify skin and keep pores clear and clean. Plus, its antibacterial properties also prevent bacterial buildup that can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.
Bath Soak – Not only is honey hydrating, its antioxidants will repair your skin and protect it against oxidative and environmental damage.
Although honey is most often thought of as a healthier sweetener, you may be surprised to find out that this ingredient has many skin and hair benefits, more than even what’s mentioned above. Made by bees collecting nectar, resins, and pollen from flowers, honey can become your anti-aging, anti-bacterial, moisturizing go to. Next time your browsing the isles of Whole Foods or your favorite grocery store, look for raw honey. Make sure it hasn’t been heat treated or pasteurized; as it contains antioxidants and enzymes with enhanced benefits. Using it as part of your anti-aging skincare natural beauty routine, you’ll find that it’s a “sweet deal!”