Here at Organic Apoteke, we are firm believers in feeding your skin for better health. This is why we use modern science and ancient wisdom to bring the best and purest food to your skin through simple, natural, organic products.
We’ve cooked up effective, all-natural remedies for every skin concern, and used food as medicine to create recipes for skincare success. So it should come as no surprise that the secret to better skin could have been hiding in your kitchen all along!
Read on to discover more about the common kitchen ingredient that you should be using on your skin.
The benefits of honey on the skin
Using honey on the skin is no new thing. Natural beauty enthusiasts have used it for years, if not centuries, to bolster their beauty regimes in the most organic way.
Unbeknown to many, honey is packed full of skin-friendly ingredients, unlocking some pretty sweet benefits for skin health. Its natural healing abilities is one of the many reasons why honey is included in so many skincare products as Medical News Today explains:
“One of the most widely recognized properties of honey is its ability to help fight against skin infections. According to one review, many in vitro studies support the idea that honey has antimicrobial properties. The same review states that Manuka honey from New Zealand helps with healing wounds. Several countries, including the United States, have approved honey in medications for healing wounds.”
Honey contains a poignant mixture of moisturisers, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, organic acids, antiseptics (antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral), and natural preservatives to care for the skin completely.
The results are youthful, radiant skin that’s able to smooth fine lines and wrinkles; fewer acne flare-ups and breakouts; gentle exfoliation; complete hydration; and a soothing solution for the most sensitive skin types.
Why standard shop-bought honey won’t do
When unlocking the skin health benefits connected to honey, it’s important to understand that not all honey was created equal.
It’s unlikely that your kitchen cupboard contains the high-grade honey that’s needed to treat the skin, and that’s because most shop-bought honey isn’t honey at all.
According to this study, some three-quarters of shop-bought honey can’t be categorised as honey. Most of the honey found on supermarket shelves is a diluted, reconstituted version of the real thing to ensure the sugar-laden taste that most people expect.
Raw honey that has not been pasteurised is the best option for the skin. Whilst choosing specially formulated, multi-action products that contain honey unlocks even more benefits for your complexion.
From us to you – honey-rich products that really work
We love honey and all its skin-friendly qualities, that’s why you’ll find it as the main ingredient (along with shea nut butter and firming pentapeptides) in our Rejuvenating Face Mask.
The honey in our completely organic face mask actively protects the skin from dehydration. Its antibacterial, soothing qualities also promote healing to restore your skin to its former glory gently, safely and effectively. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for tired, dull, stressed-out skin.
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