Honey is one of Nature’s purest, and most beneficial gifts! Not only is honey a natural, sweet treat, but it is also important in regards to beauty and nutrition, but how? I’m going to share with you five ways that you can take advantage of nature’s liquid gold to help improve your hair, skin, and nails! The effectiveness of honey as a moisturizer may come as no surprise as we see Milk and Honey products all over the place, but what other secrets does honey hold? Honey can also be used in wound care and as an antibacterial agent. It can also improve the appearance of scars, restore dried cuticle beds, and act as an anti-aging agent. So, let’s get right to it!
Antibacterial and Disinfecting Uses:
Since honey contains an enzyme that naturally produces hydrogen peroxide, it is useful as an antibacterial agent. This would come in handy if one didn’t have access to modern or store bought hydrogen peroxide and found themselves wounded. Avoiding infection is imperative to wound healing as well as the reduction of scarring afterward, which is yet another benefit, scar reduction!
Help Heal/Improve appearance of Scars:
Although my mother always tried to explain how scars can give you character; she was also adamant that it is extremely rude and impolite to point scars of others or inquire as to their origins. Of course there are OTC aids like Mederma, but what about natural, holistic remedies? One answer, Honey! By capitalizing on both the antibacterial effects as well as the stimulation of the growth of new cells that honey offers, you can reduce or even eliminate the appearance of scars.
Keeping your hair, skin, and nails moisturized is important to maintain the look and appearance as well as the strength and health. Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help attract and maintain moisture. You can reap the benefits of honey by coating your skin in honey and allowing it to soak in for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water and pat drying!
If you’ve experienced the discomfort of dry, cracked cuticles then you know how much of a nuisance they can be. Fret no more, the bees have found a solution! Honey alleviates that dry, cracked feeling surrounding your nail beds by bringing back the moisture and health of your cuticles. Simply massage a generous amount of honey into the cuticles and allow to set for about 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water and pat drying.
Honey works great as an anti-aging agent due to its natural high content of antioxidants. For anti aging benefits, apply honey liberally to the face and neck area, massage well in circular motions, allow to sit for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, and, you guessed it, pat dry!
In order to see the best results, it is imperative that these beauty treatments are accomplished on a regular basis.