4 reasons honey is a sweet treat for your skin

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Honey does a lot more than just sweeten your tea. Since ancient times, it has been used in a variety of ways for its ability to heal and moisturize skin. Honey has natural antibacterial properties, and ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra added it to her bath water to smooth and moisturize her skin.

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In honor of September, which is National Honey Month, I’ll be sharing some ways to incorporate honey into your beauty routine all month long. But first, let’s look at how beneficial this liquid gold is for your skin.

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    • As a natural antiseptic and antibacterial, honey can be used to coat wounds, scrapes and cuts to help them heal.
    • A humectant (meaning it attracts and retains moisture) honey is the perfect addition to moisturizers for your face and body.
    • With its antioxidant properties, when honey is incorporated into your beauty routine, it acts as a powerful anti-aging serum and protects against skin-damaging free radicals. (Side note: To maximize honey’s antioxidant benefits, seek out darker honey, which has more antioxidants.)
    • Great for all skin types, honey’s antibacterial qualities make it equally effective as an acne treatment, while its antioxidant properties make it a powerful anti-aging serum.

Is honey part of your beauty routine?

Honey Month Tip: Take a bath like Queen Cleopatra–add 1/4 cup of honey to your hot bath water for smooth, moisturized skin.

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