Since ancient times, honey has been consumed as food and used to heal, beautify the skin and also embalm the dead among the Egyptians. Rich in sugars and nutrients, honey produced naturally by honey bees is a real hydration booster, it is good for our skin and gently protects it. Bees produce honey from floral nectar, a sugary secretion of plants and they store it in wax structures called honeycombs. Honey is a viscous food substance dried into powder for easier use in cosmetics.
Honey is composed of 90 to 95% carbohydrates: fructose, glucose, maltose, sucrose. They bring softness and hydration to the skin and the hair and especially the good sweet taste of honey. It contains vitamins, especially of the B series, mineral salts and amino acids that nourish the body, the skin and the hair by providing them the elements they need. Honey contains enzymes that stimulate wound healing by producing regular small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Finally, it contains inhibitors, natural antibiotics and powerful bacteriostats. This substance added to the high level of sugar and its pH, are the reasons why honey is the food that never goes bad.
Honey promotes hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis and softens itchy skin. It also accelerates the revitalization and regeneration of the skin, which makes it a good anti-aging ally. In addition, vitamins are natural antioxidants that fight against free radicals and prevent skin aging and wrinkles. Thanks to its antioxidants, it soothes sunburns even at the deepest levels damaged by exposure to the sun. Combine this with aloe vera to calm the skin and to help it to recover. Honey can be used as a pore cleaner thanks to its enzymes that clean your skin and help with acne. In addition, its antibacterial properties will avoid the appearance of new buttons. Finally, it has slightly lightening properties thanks to its tiny content of hydrogen peroxide. It can gently lighten your hair if you have the patience to make a one-hour hair mask every week. This way you nourish your hair by gently lightening it rather than damaging it with strong discolorations.