What are the benefits of honey in beauty?

What are the benefits of honey in beauty?

Sticky and sweet, Honey can not only improve your morning porridge, but can also help to brighten up your skin and keep hair glossy and soft. Though the thought of applying Honey straight to your hair or face isn’t particularly appealing, many skincare and hair care products now contain the nourishing ingredient in a smooth texture that offers all of the natural benefits without the sticky texture.

What are the benefits of Honey in beauty?

  • It’s a natural healer – Honey is a natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory which means it is good for healing skin wounds, infections and helpful for treating blemishes.
  • It’s hydrating – Honey can increase and maintain water content in both the hair and skin, helping to reduce dryness and keep the face and hair conditioned and soft.
  • It is high in anti-oxidants – raw Honey is high in antioxidants, making it effective in healing scars, evening the skin tone and helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This also helps keep the hair and skin healthy and protected from external aggressors.
  • It helps promote collagen production – due to its hydrating properties, Honey can help to promote healthy Collagen production, keeping the skin looking youthful and free from wrinkles and fine lines.

What are the best Honey beauty products for hair and skin?

Crème of Nature Pure Honey Curling Custard

This whipped textured Curling Custard by Crème of Nature is formulated with Pure Honey that helps to strengthen and repair the hair, defending against breakage. The nourishing blend of Honey, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter offers superior conditioning to enhance your curls, elongating them and preventing shrinkage whilst adding shine. The Custard won’t leave your hair feeling crunchy or sticky and helps to make hair smoother and more manageable.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Blended with anti-bacterial manuka honey, this Mask by Antipodes is designed to be used twice a week to moisturise, cleanse and revive the complexion. Especially beneficial for blemish-prone skin, the mask helps to keep skin clear and skin tones even due to it’s high anti-oxidant content. For the best results, apply a thick layer of the mask to your face and neck, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse of with warm water.

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm

Loved by beauty enthusiasts worldwide, Burt’s Bees know lip care. This natural formula lip balm made of lanolin, coconut and sunflower oil as well as honey, seals in hydration using their famous ingredient, beeswax, to keep lips soft and hydrated. Apply the nourishing balm to your lips as liberally as needed or wanted to keep your pout looking plump and smooth.

APIVITA Holistic Hair Care Nourish & Repair Conditioner for Dry-Damaged Hair – Olive & Honey

Condition your locks with this blend of ultra-hydrating Honey and Olive from APIVITA. The repairing conditioner hydrates and protects against environmental aggressors and heat damage to keep your strands slick, smooth and shiny. Suitable for all hair types including damaged hair, the nourishing formula is made up of 97% natural ingredients and free from sillicones, parabens and mineral oils.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream

Made with fair trade organic Honey sourced from Mexico, blended with sun-ripened Italian and Mexican Oranges, this rich Hand Cream by Neal’s Yard envelopes rough and dry hands in moisture to soothe and soften the skin. The cream is cruelty-free and 3% of sales go towards bee-friendly charities to ensure that their luxurious cream is sustainable.

TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask

This intensive hair treatment by TIGI is a fibre-penetrating blend of Oatmeal and Honey that helps to repair and strengthen damaged locks to bring back bounce and shine. The ultra-hydrating formula is easily applied to wet hair and works in 5 to 10 minutes to transform your hair. Use the mask 1-2 times per week.

MGO 550+ Pure Manuka Honey Blend

Want to go straight to the source? In it’s purest form, this Manuka Honey blend is extracted from Leptospermum Scoparium, a plant unique to New Zeland, that is high in nectar and rich in full bodied, full flavoured honey. The honey is carefully blended to ensure that the Methylglyoxal (the anti-oxidant rich component) is maintained so that you don’t lose any of the amazing benefits of the honey.

FARMACY Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

Pamper yourself with this amino acid rich Royal Jelly and Honey Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask from FARMACY. Sourced using local ingredients to their labs in New York, the Glycerin enriched formulas are potent and effective in delivering intense moisture to leave the skin with a natural, healthy glow. The Mask transforms into a warm, rich cream when massaged into the skin and comes with a convenient spatula for mess-free application.

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Holly James

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