By now you’ve probably heard the buzz about the sweet skin benefits of honey, so let’s break it down.
Honey is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory Studies have proven the benefits of honey for treatment of acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and a variety of other skin conditions. Its amazing healing properties help to reduce redness and irritation and is even used in Eastern and Ayurvedic medicine to treat burns and heal wounds! Unlike the harsh effects of many acne treatments, when using honey to combat breakouts, skin is left hydrated and healed.
Raw honey is full of antioxidants, helping to protect your skin against free radical damage and boost collagen production. These phytonutrients are responsible for antioxidant protection, as well as honey’s antifungal and antibacterial properties. However, not all honey is equal when it comes to antioxidant content. The darker the honey, the higher the antioxidant count.
Honey locks in moisture leaving skin with a natural glow. As a natural humectant, honey holds on to water leaving skin cells hydrated and plump.
When looking to add honey to your routine, it’s important to use raw, unfiltered honey; and again, the darker the better! At Belle & Rose, I use locally sourced, raw and unfiltered honey. Not only do I love this amazingly dark and creamy honey, but I also love to support our local beekeepers.
You can find raw honey among the ingredients in the following B&R products:
- Bees produce honey as food for the hive through the winter. These hard working little guys produce around 2-3 times more than they will need, giving us a sweet treat!
- The average worker bee only lives around 5-6 and produce about 1/12 teaspoon of honey.
- The queen bee can live for up to 5 years, and during her busiest summer months can lay up to 2,500 eggs daily!
- Bees use a “waggle dance” to communicate the locations of the best food sources.
- Bees are vital to our food supply as they transfer pollen between the male and female parts of plants which allows them to grow seeds and fruit.
You can do your part to support the health of bees by planting a pollinator garden, buying local honey, or keeping a hive yourself!
peace, love, bees