Honey Benefits in Skincare
Honey is a sweet food substance produced and stored by bees and other insects using nectar from plants. The type of honey most commonly referred to is honey made by honey bees. This is due to its worldwide production and consumption and it is the product used extensively in our Hey Honey skin care line.
Along with fructose and glucose, Honey also contains many amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Honey has more naturally-occurring antioxidants (substances that reduce the negative effects of free radicals) than almost any other botanically/naturally derived source.
Honey has many health benefits, often used orally for things like colds and sore throats, and topically for a variety of skin conditions and wound healing. Honey has been found to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a potent humectant, meaning it retains moisture to the skin.
Throughout history, honey has been used for it’s healing purposes. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans used honey for wound-healing and stomach disorders. Hippocrates the great Greek scientist specifically recommended honey for wound healing, coughs and sore throats, eye diseases, topical antisepsis.
While it is hard to know how long honey has been around, fossils of honey bees can be dated back to 150 million years! And, the first record of honey use was show on cave paintings in Spain at least 8,000 years ago.
So far, the oldest remains of Honey have been found in Georgia, dating back to some 4,700–5,500 years ago.
Honey has been used throughout history as a beauty product. It was a beneficial product because as a natural preservative, honey never spoils.
Historical Figures who used Honey in their skin care routines:
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