Amazing Benefits of Honey for Skin

Published:Fri, May 17, 2019
Amazing Benefits of Honey for Skin

Honey - You love it on your morning waffles, in your yoghurt, mixed in overnight oats and acai bowls, as well as in tea and juices. But honey is more than just an indulgent treat – it also has plenty of benefits for your skin!

Since the earliest of times, honey has been hailed as a miraculous skin-healing ingredient. Legend has it that Cleopatra herself mixed her favourite ingredients, honey and milk, to make face masks and bath soaks. This further illustrates that honey has had a valued place in beauty practices for centuries! Till this day, honey continues to reign supreme as one of the most desired ingredients in a modern-day skincare arsenal.

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Honey is a natural humectant. Humectants are substances that attract water from the air or deeper layers of the skin and draw those molecules towards the skin’s surface. This allows the skin to retain moisture in preparation of better absorption of other skincare products applied topically.

According to studies, honey has been found to be an effective inhibitory agent over a vast species of microorganism. This also makes honey an antimicrobial agent, allowing it to hinder the process of bacteria growth, which contributes to acne. Due to its superior antimicrobial properties, honey has been claimed to be one of the most effective ingredients in fighting acne and breakouts. It also helps by clearing blockages or clogged pores, which if not treated can lead to acne and pimple flare-ups on the skin.

Antioxidants are substances that may stop or slow down damage to cells caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules produced by the body as a reaction to environmental and alternative pressures. Honey offers up a full plate of potent antioxidants that can aid in the healing of broken skin. Usage of antioxidants can also help to slow down the process of ageing.

It is suitable for all skin types, even for those with skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Honey is also gaining acceptance as an agent for the treatment of ulcers and bed sores, and thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it is now also being recognised as a remedy for skin infections resulting from burns and wounds.

Honey contains gluconic acid, a poly alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates and helps to enhance skin luminosity, making for a brighter complexion overall. Regular use of honey can also help to reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation; it helps by brightening and evening out skin tone naturally.

Due to its soothing abilities, honey is also very helpful in reducing inflammation and irritation on the skin. Usage of honey with other skin-loving ingredients, such as alpha arbutin or niacinamide, can also improve the appearance of erythema (the superficial reddening of the skin, caused by either injury or irritation from dilatation – the opening of blood capillaries). This is usually experienced by those with fairer skin.

Kayman Beauty CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser are both formulated with the highest grade of honey to ensure premium quality. These cleansers work effectively to clean your skin while leaving it feeling soft and moisturised. Thanks to the honey in both cleansers, your skin will also appear brighter and more luminous with each use.

CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser with honey
Our cleansers are also formulated with charcoal powder to remove excess sebum effectively and draw out dirt from within pores, for a deeper and more thorough cleanse. With honey and charcoal combined, the CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser serve as powerful cleansing agents with similarly substantial nourishing effects.

To learn more about our cleansers, click HERE.
Bunny & Fiqah.