6 Ways to Glow Up (Inside & Out) With Honey

Listen up, honey isn't just to sweeten your tea or for a topping on your acai bowl. Honey is the hero ingredient of 2020. You heard it here first! With countless benefits such as conditioning the hair, moisturizing the skin, clearing blemishes, and helping with a number of health issues, it's no wonder it's included in so many products on the shelves these days. We're here to educate you on 6 reasons why honey should be included in your beauty routine, asap. 


1. The Ultimate Hair Conditioner and Strengthener


Since honey is comprised of an abundance of nutrients like amino acids, biotin, potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc., this ingredient is a powerhouse when it comes to conditioning the hair. These essential nutrients in honey also are said to help stimulate the hair follicle to promote overall hair health and even hair fullnessHoney is also well known emollient and humectant that works incredibly as a hair conditioner - making it an ideal ingredient for a deep conditioning mask! This hero ingredient also contains plenty of hair-loving antioxidants such as vitamin C and flavonoids that protect against free radical damage. 


2. Fighting Off Blemishes


Honey has been used on the skin for thousands and thousands of years. Why, you ask? Honey is a natural holy grail product for those with blemishes and/or dry skin. Since honey is known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties it can be used to fight off blemishes. 


3. Honey as a Moisturizer



Since honey is a natural humectant, it's an amazing remedy for moisturizing dry skin! This is why you've probably seen it in a ton of DIY face mask recipes. 


4. Honey as a Healer


With its many active antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, honey has also been linked to healing wounds and even burns, especially Manuka honey, which is honey sourced from the Manuka bush that are native to New Zealand. Manuka honey is famous for its natural antibacterial traits, making it an ideal healer.


5. Throat Health 


Have you ever gone to the doctor and they send you home with a "sick kit" that includes a stick of honey? Once again, due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it works to soothe pain caused by reduce inflammation and soothe any pain caused by harmful bacteria. 


6. A Healthier Sweetener


Honey is a phenomenal substitute for sugar as a sweetener. Sugar spikes blood sugar levels a lot quicker than honey. Sugar also contains more fructose and glucose than honey. Honey, in contrast to sugar, also contains good-for-you ingredients like magnesium, potassium, amino acids and much more. 

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