Honey in Soap
Honey is a proven natural way to build up and restore your skin. Throughout the centuries, as far back as the days of Cleopatra people have been using honey as a part of their skin and hair care treatment. Cleopatra used honey and milk in her baths, and Poppea, wife of Roman Emperor Nero, used honey and milk lotion on her face to keep her looking youthful. Today many manufacturers are using honey in skin moisturizers, facial masks, hair conditioners and shower gels in response to consumer demand for more natural formulations.
Honey is a natural moisturizer, and a humectant, which means it attracts and retains water. Because of this honey is a natural treatment in a variety of moisturizing products. Honey is also an anti-irritant, which makes suitable for sensitive skin and babies’ skin.
Honey is also rich in alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs. AHAs are an essential ingredient in many skin treatments because they help to exfoliate the skin. Increased exfoliation renews the skin cells, giving a younger more vibrant appearance. Honey’s natural moisturizing ability makes the exfoliating process irritation-free and more soothing than most exfoliating products.
Honey is an antioxidant. The natural properties of honey help in protecting the skin from the damage of UV rays. It also aids in rejuvenating sun-damaged or aged skin
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