Honey is becoming increasingly popular in the skincare and beauty industry and features in many products. But people have been using it for its benefits to skin health for centuries.
It is full of flavonoids, hydrogen peroxide, and phenolic acid dermal benefits.
Treat Acne and Eczema
You can use honey as a cleanser to help prevent certain types of breakout because of its anti-fungal properties.
It’s vital that the honey you use still contains its healthy bacteria to be effective. This will activate your immune system and help with inflammation and redness, as well heal blemishes.
Honey on its own works better as a cleanse as opposed to an exfoliator because of its smooth consistency. You generally won’t find honey, even in its purest form, to be particularly granular.
It contains trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide. This might give it mild lightening properties, which is particularly helpful when it comes to resolving pesky acne marks and hyperpigmentation.
Always test new products on a small area of your skin that’s minimally visible to see if you’re allergic.
Make sure to remove any honey from your face. Honey left on your face can attract dust and other debris, which could active breakout.