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How Honey Heals Your Skin

08/04/2009 11:42

One ingredient that is used a lot in African soaps and skin care products is honey. Wild African honey is a time-tested healer that mother's and soapmakers across Africa swear by. Why? The proof is in the results. Honey's ability to absorb and retain moisture keeps the skin hydrated and fresh and prevents drying. In ancient days, people would apply a mixture of honey and milk to their faces to keep their skin youthful, radiant, and smooth. Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays, rejuvenates and refreshes depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple. One of the most famous benefits of honey is related to acne. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores, while at the same time moisturizing. It will deeply purify the pores while at the same time healing and softening the skin so that you can get rid of acne without drying or damaging sensitive skin. While many African soaps and lotions have honey inside, like the honey and black seed soap shown above; you can also use honey in your bath! Simply put 1/4 cup of honey into your hot bath water to get softer, healthier, cleaner skin. To find out more about natural African skin care just visit the Africa Imports web site or Click Here.