Ingredient of the Month: Honey

Honey_500 wideAbout Honey

Honey is the sweet edible substance which is made by bees using nectar from flowers. The majority of honey we consume is produced by SBC’s favourite, the Honey Bees. These little fellas convert nectar into honey by a process which involves regurgitation and evaporation! They then store it as a food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive.

Honey has had a long history in human consumption and was an ancient activity. Humans hunted for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as shown in a cave painting found in Valencia, Spain.

The benefits of honey don’t just stop at being exceptionally yummy in our desserts; honey also offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties for our body and our skin…

 

How can Honey help my skin?

With multiple skin and hair benefits, honey can help to moisturise, fight the ageing process, kill bacteria and is full to the brim with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds!

Moisturising

Honey is a natural humectant. This means it draws moisture from the air into the skin, ensuring it stays in the epidermis of the skin where it’s needed most for long-lasting hydration. Skin will look instantly healthier by being adequately hydrated.

Cleanser

The enzymes found in raw honey are perfect at clarifying the skin and helps to keep pores clear and clean. Honey has antibacterial properties, but it will also prevent the bacterial build-up which can lead to skin imbalances and breakouts.

As an Acne Treatment

Honey contains special antibacterial and antifungal properties. These attack certain bacteria which can lead to breakouts and infections. As an added bonus, honey also has anti-inflammatory properties which will calm redness and irritation, helping the skin to return to less aggravated state.

Natural Exfoliator

The organic acid found in honey such as Gluconic Acid accelerates shedding dead skin cells, very much like a scrub but without mechanical rubbing. Once the dead skin cells have been removed, skin looks brighter and smoother.

Scar Fader

Honey has been known to help lighten skin. With its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds combined, they can decrease the appearances of scars and promote healing and tissue regeneration. It can also help to revive skin cells, due to its moisturising properties, aiding skin recovery and cell turnover.

Natural Antioxidant

Honey’s not just hydrating; it is a natural antioxidant, which proves beneficial when used topically on the skin. Antioxidants protect the skin from oxidative stress and damage, slowing down the ageing process.

Sunburn Treatment

As we know honey restores hydration to the deepest layers of the skin which has been exposed to the sun. Honey will calm burned skin and fast aid recovery due to its powerful anti-inflammatory abilities.

SBCs  Honey Collection   which will cleanse and moisturise all skin types. Enriched with Organic Honey from Suffolk, which is rich in antiseptic properties, anti-oxidants, minerals and amino-acids.

British skincare brand SBC, has poured their expertise, passion, dedication and extensive knowledge into its collections, inspired by nature’s most potent and active forces.