Amazing Benefits of Honey for Beauty Around the World
With all the healing benefits of honey, it’s no surprise that honey is hailed as nature’s medicine. After all, the sweet substance has been used for centuries, all over the world, to treat health issues such as hay fever, urinary tract infections, eyesight, and impotence.
However, honey has become more than just a nutritional and medicinal product, it has also served as an incredible beauty boosting treatment as well. Check out these beauty secrets from countries all over the world that have turned to honey to enhance their beauty routines.
Envied for its spectacular views, infamous art, and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Italy is surrounded by beauty, and it’s women are no different. When it comes to Italian women’s beauty, many of their secrets have been passed down from generation to generation and are sourced from everyday cooking ingredients. One such item is, of course, honey. Italian women use a tablespoon of honey in combination with strawberries to create a powerful face and body scrub that exfoliates the skin, leaving it fresh, smooth, and healthy.
Korean women are known for having the most youthful, flawless looking skin in the world. It’s no wonder the Korean skincare regimen has been making its rounds all over the internet. While they do put in a great deal of effort in achieving skin perfection, there are some simple and inexpensive treatments that they use as well. The egg white and honey mask is an easy way to tighten your pores, dry out pimples, and even lighten the skin. Simply collect the egg white, add a tablespoon of honey, and spread the mixture over your face. Once the mixture hardens, rinse away, and you’re done!
As one of the largest producers of honey, New Zealand women have long been using the medicinal properties of honey to protect, repair, and treat skin problems such as dark spots and eczema. Simply apply honey using your fingertips or a cotton ball and allow to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. To treat dark spots you can also mix honey with lemon juice to create an even more effective formula.
Another great benefit of raw organic honey is for brightening the skin. Mixing turmeric, yogurt, and honey are so effective it is used in India by brides in what is called the “Haldi” ceremony. The mixture is applied to the entire body and rinsed off to give the bride a vibrant glow. The honey mixture reportedly is also used as a way of reducing unwanted body hair. The uses of honey knows no bounds!
Egypt is home to some of the most uniquely beautiful women. In the dry, hot climate of the desert, moisturizing is of the utmost importance to keep their skin hydrated and healthy. Bathing in milk and honey has been a tradition dating as far back as Cleopatra, who used the best honey treatments to soften her skin and remove dead skin cells. This exfoliating treatment allows for new skin cells to grow, leaving the skin soft and silky.
Here in Israel, where our raw organic honey is sourced, we believe that health and beauty are one in the same. The quality of our honey offers the best antibacterial properties and antioxidants that can be used in a multitude of ways to enhance natural beauty.