Utilizing honey for beautiful skin is definitely a sweet gift from Nature herself.
Let the bees help you maintain a beautiful complexion. Wildflower and clover honey already have the beneficial attributes of these herbs within the honey itself.
Honey is a natural humectant which means it retains moisture and plumps up skin cells. The high sugar, low protein content create an acidic environment with limited availability of water therefore bacteria cannot thrive.
Raw honey has a different look than pasteurized commercial honey. It has not been heated or filtered therefore it looks a bit cloudy and has flecks of the activities of the hive, such as honeycomb bits and pollen. Having a high anti-oxidant level and being the natural enzymes have not been destroyed by heat, raw honey is a much healthier product.
The raw honey used is a thick, creamed honey which is nice in that it won't drip down your face as readily as will regular honey.
Trying to control oily skin by washing too frequently with soap can backfire resulting in dry irritated skin while further increasing the production of oil. Some acne treatments are just too harsh and drying.
Honey all by itself is wonderful but our treatment utilizes the properties of two essential oils. Tea tree oil is a disinfectant and chamomile is an anti-inflammatory, both great for soothing and healing irritated or infected skin. These two essential oils are strong so spot treat first to be sure your skin isn't sensitive.
There are two types of chamomile essential oil, roman and german chamomile. German chamomile is very effective for infection fighting properties, therefore this is the one used for the honey mask for blemish skin. The essential oil is blue in color and when blended with the golden color of honey results in a greenish tint (as pictured above). If you prefer the original color (as in the second picture) just let me know and I'll use the roman chamomile which is wonderful as well.
Ideally you should begin this treatment with a facial steam to open up your pores which will enable the masque to penetrate more deeply. Apply a thin film onto your face and neck and relax for about 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water and observe how fine lines seem to vanish and your face appears more vibrant and supple.
Masks can be used two or three times a week. Take note that it is normal for honey to crystallize. Use as is for a bit of exfoliation as you apply the honey or microwave for just a few seconds.
Being honey naturally crystallizes with time, you can then also use as you would a sugar scrub. Apply a bit to finger tips or facial cloth and use gentle circular motions to cleanse.
External use only.
Blemish Treatment Raw Honey Mask comes in a 1/2 oz, 1, oz., 2 oz. or 4 oz. size jar
***HONEY'S HEALING PROPERTIES***
Honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection up until the early 20th century.
The use of honey in wound care is regaining popularity as researchers learn exactly how raw honey can help with wound care. When applied to the skin, honey may serve as a barrier to moisture and keep skin from sticking to dressings. Cover the area with a piece of gauze and change the dressing with new honey every 12 hours.
Information below is gathered from the following two informative links. Learn about the studies and information gathered with the use of raw honey for wounds, burns and in the prevention of infection
Honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection up until the early 20th century, at which time its use slowly vanished with the advent of penicillin. Topical use of honey has a long history. In fact, it is considered one of the oldest known wound dressings. Honey was used by the ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in 50 A.D. for sunburn and infected wounds. Honey’s healing properties are mentioned in the Bible, Koran, and Torah.
Now the use of honey in wound care is regaining popularity again, as researchers are determining exactly how honey can help fight serious skin infections.
When considering using honey for the treatment of wounds, it's extremely important to understand that there's a major difference between raw honey—and especially Manuka honey, which is in a class of its own—and the highly processed "Grade A" type honey you find in most grocery stores. The latter is more akin to high fructose corn syrup, which is more likely to increase infection, and should never be used to treat topical wounds! (It also will not offer you the same health benefits as raw honey when consumed.)
If you're considering using honey to treat a mild burn, sunburn, or small wound at home, make sure to use either Manuka or raw honey. Like the Manuka honey, high quality RAW honey will help draw fluid away from your wound and suppress the growth of microorganisms. Part of what gives raw honey its antibacterial properties is an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which the worker bees excrete into the nectar. This enzyme releases low levels of hydrogen peroxide when the honey makes contact with your wound. A chemical reaction between the honey and the tissue also makes your wound smell good. Heated honey will destroy this perishable enzyme which is why you want to only use raw honey for this application.
When applied to the skin, honey may serve as a barrier to moisture and keep skin from sticking to dressings. covered it with a piece of gauze and changed the dressing with new honey every 12 hours
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