For more than 2500 years, one of the most natural ingredients the world has ever known has been used to treat everything from skin ailments to fungal infections. It’s produced by bees from the sugary secretions of plants known as floral nectar. Yes, there are other ways it can be produced, too, like from honeydew bugs, enzyme activity and even water evaporation. But it’s the one from bees that we know the best. We call it honey. And it may just be the best thing to happen to skin since onabotulinumtoxinA, otherwise known as Botox.
Honey contains antibacterial agents as well as skin-saving antioxidants. Here’s a partial list of some of the wonder it delivers: skin treatment, raw honey can help you regain your glow.”
- Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
- Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
- Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
- Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.
Any number of beauty products are getting in on the gig, but one was ahead of the curve: Madflowers Face Dew. This luscious anti-aging skin lotion is loaded with sweet ingredients to help soothe away signs of age like pesky fine lines and deeper wrinkles. It works to clarify skin, and create a healthy glow that shows your beauty and vitality.
So that’s beauty. What about other issues? Honey is also phenomenal to treat embarrassing yeast infections.
Honey goes down
An estimated one billion women worldwide have been known to suffer from yeast infections. Honey is a remarkably natural way to treat the itch and to help clear away the bacteria without using conventional antibiotics. It has to do with the specific microbiome that occurs in the nether regions. A microbiome is a community of micro-organisms living in a particular place at a particular time.
Under healthy conditions, these micro-organisms live in relative harmony, but when they don’t, it’s no fun for anyone.
Enter honey. A 2012 study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics found that a “novel mixture consisting of bee-honey and yogurt” was actually more effective than a local antifungal agent commonly used to treat yeast infections. Out of 82 cases, this mixture of honey and yogurt was able to cure 88 percent of women, compared to 72 percent on the antifungals.
For the June 7th First Friday in the Glamifornia Style Lounge, whole woman practitioner Ruth Brewer, along with beekeeper Steve Savage, to talk about how women can keep themselves in good health… from top to bottom.
Talk about sweet.