The skin is an organ? Yes, the skin is an organ. In fact, the skin is the largest organ in the human body. The skin or dermis and epidermis has the important function of unwanted things such as bacteria out of our body. It also helps regulate the temperature of our body. It does this by sweating and thus the evaporation of the moisture. It also has erector pili muscles that raise the hair giving you goose bumps, and that traps hot air between the hairs on your skin.
Since it is so valuable, you want to keep it in good condition, especially the face. Over the years, the standard way to do that is to rush off to the drug store for some pharmaceutical that might accomplish the task. There, you can purchase many products and few of them do work without side effects. On the other hand you can do the same thing with items you might find right there in your cupboard. One such item is honey.
Why is honey good for your complexion?
The first reason is that honey absorbs and retains moisture. This helps the skin to stay hydrated and prevents drying. Some scientists believe that ancient beauties, such as Cleopatra used honey with milk to keep their skin radiant. For sure, it has been a treatment for centuries.
In addition to its moisturizing properties, honey has a natural anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant action. That helps the skin to repair from damage due to the sun's rays and chemicals, which we all exposed to. It also reduces bacteria, which is the major contributor to acne.
Honey absorbs impurities such as particulates from chemicals in the air. That means it is an excellent cleanser for your skin. It is easy to apply and you can mix it with other ingredients to enhance its qualities. It is inexpensive and readily available since it is also a food. Most people have it already right here at home.
For the above reasons, many manufactures include it in commercial products for skin care. Some lip balms contain honey and keep those lips from drying out in cold, dry weather.
Instead of heading to the pharmacy when you have skin problems, just go to the cupboard and get that jar of honey. Use it by itself or include it in skin care recipes. It is great in coffee, tea and, many recipes. It is also good for your skin and can make the difference between dry chapped skin and a moist and supple skin.