With being beneficial for any skin types, it is likely come from future but actually its history date back to thousand years ago, honey is a healing source for skin.
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Honey, which is used as a medicine, used in skin care, decoration, industry, architecture, food, religious rituals and almost everywhere in life, is a versatile miraculous food. When our throat hurts, it is added to herbal teas and drunk, mixed with ginger for a cough problem, eaten as a patient, eaten at breakfast, and added to taste in desserts. One of the most nutritious foods for our skin is honey.
All skin types can apply on the face of honey. It can be good for all skin problems. It can be used alone, it can be mixed with other substances. In short, honey is a miracle! And now you will read the benefits of that miracle to our skin. İf you want to take a look at the history and content of the amazing honey…. Click to my previous post
Research Results About Honey Effect On The Skin
Bruno Bernard from University of Genovo, in his research argue that “Honey is a bee‐derived, supersaturated solution composed mainly of fructose and glucose, and containing proteins and amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and other minor components. Historical records of honey skin uses date back to the earliest civilizations, showing that honey has been frequently used as a binder or vehicle, but also for its therapeutic virtues. Antimicrobial properties are pivotal in dermatological applications, owing to enzymatic H 2O 2 release or the presence of active components, like methylglyoxal in manuka, while medical‐grade honey is also available.
Honey is particularly suitable as a dressing for wounds and burns and has also been included in treatments against pityriasis, tinea, seborrhea, dandruff, diaper dermatitis, psoriasis, hemorrhoids, and anal fissure. In cosmetic formulations, it exerts emollient, humectant, soothing, and hair conditioning effects, keeps the skin juvenile and retards wrinkle formation, regulates pH and prevents pathogen infections. Honey‐based cosmetic products include lip ointments, cleansing milks, hydrating creams, after sun, tonic lotions, shampoos, and conditioners.”
According to a research from Uludag University by Neşe Özmen and Emine Alkın they say following. “Honey is a sweet, thick nourishment, as a result of honeybees collecting nectar from the flowers of plants or the sweet substances secreted by varios winged insects and there compositions are changed in there organisms so as to be stocked in the cells of honeycombs in order to become ripe. Developing a number of microorganisms causing illnesses and infections are inhibited with honey.
Laboratory researches have shown that honey is effective against such bacteria as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enteria, Ser. Typhimurium which are found in wounds. That some honey naturally has a stopping or slowing effect on the development of microorganisms which are pathological and which deteriorate food has been found in many researches. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct research on the antimicrobial and antioxydent characteristics of honey and the effect of honey when used with various food.”
According to another research from Univeristy of Wakiato by P. C. Molan “Honey has positive effects on the treatment of nearly 500 diseases such as ulcers and other stomach diseases, heart failure, palpitations, bone diseases, cough, allergy, bronchitis, anemia, sore throat, nervous diseases, and some skin and nervous system diseases. It is also known to relieve constipation, cleanse the blood in the body, widen the veins and facilitate blood circulation, strengthen the heart, facilitate fat digestion, heal wounds and burns. ”
Benefits Of Honey To The Skin
Honey has many of vitamins in it. Here benefits of some of this vitamins:
- Vitamin B1: Makes skin look lively, shiny and smooth
- Vitamin B2: Helps to repair the damage caused by free radicals on the skin and protects against molecules causing oxidation.
- Vitamin B3: It prevents inflammation that may occur on the skin. In this way, it contributes to the healing of inflammatory conditions such as acne on the skin. It also moisturizes the skin intensely, keeping it moist for a long time.
- Vitamin B6: This vitamin, which helps cell renewal in the skin, prevents the skin from wrinkling. It also protects the skin against external factors.
- Thanks to the vitamin C in the honey, dryness of the skin is prevented, and the skin is protected against the harmful effects of the sun.
- It cleans pores thanks to its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This prevents both acne and blackheads. In addition, these properties ensure that the wounds heal very easily and the stains disappear.
- Honey provides the skin's moisture balance, making it an ideal skin nutrient for dry skin types.
- For oily skin, it regulates the moisture balance and equates the skin.
- Since it nourishes the skin intensely, the skin acquires shine, vitality, pleasant appearance.
- It prevents wrinkles thanks to its ingredients and moisture protecting properties. It is one of the best anti-aging skin nutrients.
- It allows wounds to heal very quickly, so it can be applied to all wounds on the skin.
- It heals wounds as well as removes skin blemishes. It ensures acne scars disappear easily.
- It is perfect for spotty skin type. Because honey prevents acne formation in regular use.
- Eliminates black spots in long-term use. It prevents the formation of black spots.
- It is used in the treatment of many skin diseases thanks to its antiseptic properties.
- It protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. It forms a protection wall against UV rays. It is also very good at removing sun spots.
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