Why We Can’t Stop Buzzing About the Benefits of Honey 

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We’re always on the hunt for skincare that’ll give us soft, radiant skin, but what if I told you the secret ingredient may already be in your pantry? Yes, the same honey that you drizzle on your yogurt and use to sweeten your tea may transform your skin, too.

Fun fact: the natural sweetener has been used to heal skin for centuries. It’s known in Ayurveda for its therapeutic and revitalizing benefits, and was used by the ancient Egyptians as well—rumor has it Cleopatra created her own face masks using milk and honey. She may have been on to something. Here are three impressive benefits of incorporating honey into your skincare routine, along with some honey-infused products we love.

Gently cleanses pores

Honey cleanses pores and gently removes dirt, debris, and even bacteria living on the skin. Suitable for all skin types, its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties as well as its clarifying benefits are especially effective for acne-prone skin.

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Naturally hydrates the skin

As a natural humectant with emollient properties, honey is one of the most effective natural moisturizers. It draws moisture in the skin to offer a much-needed hydration boost. This is especially helpful for sensitive skin types and skin conditions like eczema or rosacea. Here’s a natural way to keep skin hydrated, nourished, and glowing.

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Brightens and evens the complexion

Honey contains hydrogen peroxide which can help brighten the skin and even your complexion. Suffering from post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation or dullness? The soothing sweetener offers a nourished, healthy-looking glow. Plus, its antioxidant benefits protect against free radicals and external aggressors while also strengthening the skin barrier.

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