This Christmas, let us share with you our beauty secret to add to your festive wish-list.
Here at Bee Good, not only are we fans of spreading honey on our toast for breakfast, but we know how valuable it is as a remedy against coughs and colds in winter.
The history of Honey
For centuries honey has been one of nature's best kept beauty secrets. Ayurvedic texts described how wounds and sores were treated with honey, and explained how this sweet elixir could soothe pain, act as an antiseptic and speed up the healing of burns and other skin damage.
The Egyptians and the Greeks widely reported experiencing first hand the healing properties of honey in many guises when applied topically to the skin.
Honey’s beauty benefits
In fact honey has so many skin benefits it's hard to know where to start. It’s just one of the reasons why we are fanatical about using British wildflower honey at the heart of our skincare products.
In its purest form, honey’s suitable for all skin types and assists with perfecting, cleansing, and protecting the skin.
A great healer
Naturally antibacterial, it helps to balance hormonal skin and is full of antioxidants that collectively contribute to the slowing down of skin ageing.
In all honeys, hydrogen peroxide is produced from an enzyme that bees add to nectar, and it’s the hydrogen peroxide that’s well known as a natural antiseptic.
Honey’s powerful skin healing properties are due to its molecular structure.
Consisting of a supersaturated solution of sugars that are strongly attracted to water, it works by limiting the amount of ‘free’ water that is left in the skin and therefore inhibits the opportunity for micro-organisms to grow.
A natural moisturiser
Importantly, it is the natural ability of honey to not only attract water but to retain it in the skin and keep it supple and elastic. High in essential amino acids, this makes honey extremely moisturising, soothing and able to protect against fine lines, wrinkles and dryness that we all face.
We combine British Wildflower Honey in all of our formulations to ensure that you too can experience the super skin benefits of this wonderful ingredient. It really does help to deliver the ‘honey glow’ to your skin!