Honey, I'm beautiful!

April 22, 2013, 11:26 am Penny Newton lifestylechannels

It’s delicious on crumpets, but did you know that honey is also great for your skin? We chat to the experts about why more and more brands are chosing honey over man-manufactured chemicals in their products.

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Used for centuries, honey is arguably one of the world’s oldest beauty products; used by Cleopatra, Emperor Nero’s wife Poppea, French beauty Madame du Barry and Queen Anne of England, just to name a few.

Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recommended honey for a variety of problems and illnesses. And while they didn't know how it worked, today, thanks to modern science, we know it's because it's packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and antibiotic properties, which is why this true superfood has become such a popular ingredient in beauty products.

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According to the National Honey Board, honey's natural hydrating property helps rejuvenate your skin by helping it retain the necessary moisture. Honey is also naturally soothing, with powerful, natural anti-bacterial properties great for those who suffer from skin blemishes and acne.

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“Honey is a miraculous ingredient with numerous benefits for our skin, hair and body. It's one of the most valuable, nutritious and healthy substances around,” said Christina Arseni, International Business Manager of APIVITA Australiasia.


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“For example, crystallised honey can be an excellent natural scrub, leaving skin nourished, moisturized and smooth. APIVITA uses honey in most of its products for its beneficial properties, including its deep moisturizing, nourishing and soothing properties,” adds Christine.

Here are some ways to incorporate honey into your skincare routine with these top products, and DIY recipes too!

Gallery: Honey, I'm beautiful! How to incorporate honey into your skin care regime

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