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Honey and royal jelly are must-haves beauty remedy

On World Bee Day, let's review their benefits

Honey and royal jelly are must-haves beauty remedy  On World Bee Day, let's review their benefits

Honey is a true must-have beauty ingredient. Thanks to its nutritional, hydrating, and healing properties, and its rich content of antioxidants and vitamins, it significantly contributes to tissue repair and helps prevent signs of aging by increasing skin firmness and delaying aging signs. It is also very effective against skin dryness, instantly boosting facial radiance and providing good healing and antibacterial action.

What is Royal Jelly?

However, not all honey is the same. Raw honey, taken directly from the comb, contains bee pollen, antioxidants, and nutrients that are otherwise reduced during the pasteurization process that supermarket honey goes through. Then there’s royal jelly, produced by bees to nourish the queen bee, which is even richer in natural nutrients.

Honey in Skincare

As a natural humectant, raw honey is highly valued in the realm of skincare. Among other things, it can help build collagen, key to youthful skin. And while honey is suitable for all skin types, the unprocessed variety is especially beneficial for those suffering from inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Its moisturizing, healing, and antibacterial properties make it a simple yet powerful addition to your skincare routine. Mix a little water and honey for a gentle facial cleanser and a non-abrasive exfoliant, but be sure to scan the label for keywords like raw and unprocessed.

Honey's benefits and properties

Here are the 5 properties of honey that make it an essential ingredient in everyday beauty routines:

  • Fights wrinkles: Few know that honey has anti-aging properties. Thanks to the naturally occurring enzymes in its composition, it preserves elasticity and deeply nourishes the skin, toning and regenerating it.
  • Combats pimples and acne: Honey has emollient properties that make it a natural remedy, like in Chinese medicine, against pimples and acne.
  • Purifies oily skin: Honey helps purify the facial skin without drying it out, maintaining hydration.
  • Has nourishing and moisturizing properties: It nourishes and moisturizes, two factors that go hand in hand when it comes to radiant skin. Therefore, using honey on the face will make it glow.
  • Restores hair health: Similarly, honey can strengthen hair health. Its natural emollient properties can hydrate dry, dull, and damaged hair follicles, not to mention adding top-notch shine.

Royal Jelly and Its Benefits for the Skin

Royal jelly, on the other hand, fights skin aging thanks to the presence of flavonoids. Additionally, it helps protect our skin from stress and factors like pollution and UV rays. The vitamins and amino acids in this element create a perfect protective barrier against external aggressions, with benefits such as increased hydration and skin brightness. Royal jelly is thus perfect for facial care because it can revitalize cells and make the skin soft and glowing. It’s no surprise that it’s often an ingredient in creams and masks, but it can also be used to strengthen nails and nourish dry lips.

World Bee Day

Every year, on May 20, we celebrate World Bee Day, raising awareness about the importance of these small pollinators for the environment and the ecosystem. We’ve taken this opportunity to remind everyone that they are also useful in skincare, as an ingredient in a wide variety of products for the face and hair. For these and many other reasons, bees must be preserved and protected, as they are our allies.