Anti-Irritants , Vitamins , Antioxidants
A substance produced by bees from the nectar of certain flowering plants. Primarily consumed as food, honey also has applications when it comes to skin care. This is due to its amino acid, peptide, and vitamin content. The primary research on honey and skin has to do with its role in wound healing. It role in wound-healing is multi-faceted: it protects the wound and its sugars serve as a food source for bacteria that may otherwise prolong healing or cause infection. For general skin care where wounds are not involved (and remember, wrinkles are not wounds) honey has anti-inflammatory properties and also functions as an antioxidant. Dark honeys have a stronger antioxidant effect compared with light honeys (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Regular honey is also known as clarified honey or purified honey.

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