Sunday, May 15, 2016

Honey for your Skin?

Yes Honey for your skin blemishes

Honey for skin blemishes may sound new, but using honey for small injuries and infections isn't new at all.   In fact it's been used for years, and now medical science has technology to prove honey's abilities.

Honey contains the sugars glucose and fructose, natural alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin, reducing the appearance of skin blemishes.  Honey is also a humectant, which basically means that it will attract water from the air helping to keep your skin hydrated.

One special ability when using honey on your skin blemishes is that when it is placed on your skin, the heat from your skin along with the components of the honey, create a natural hydrogen peroxide!  Hydrogen peroxide is a potent anti-microbial, that will minimize the appearance of blemishes and help to prevent the recurrence of acne lesions.

Of the research to date, the following has been documented relating honey for skin blemishes and other:

  • Has antimicrobial properties
  • Helps in promoting autolytic debridement
  • It deodorizes wounds
  • Speeds up the healing process by stimulating wounded tissues
  • helps in initiating the healing process in dormant wounds
  • also helps in promoting moist wound healing
A couple ways you can use honey for skin blemishes and other skin concerns is to blend honey with essential oils, lemon juice or pureed fruit.  Or, you can use it by itself.  First, apply a think layer and leave the honey on the skin for at least 10 minutes.  A warm wash cloth can then be used to remove the honey.

As a blemish treatment, apply a dab of honey to the blemish with a cotton swab and cover it with a bandage or gauze before bed.  The healing effects of honey should reduced the blemish overnight.  

Find a natural raw honey for your skin, and do a skin test first.  Also, check for 100% honey with no additives.

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