28/10/2014 0 Comments
The Buzz About Bees & Beauty
“According to all known laws of aviation, there’s no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to lift its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway – because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.” – Bee Movie
Most peoples’ reactions when they see bees are “AH! KILL IT!” I regretfully inform you that I too was one of those people but that’s because bugs in general used to freak me out. I’ve since [kinda] gotten over that and now I think bees are amazing! And they die once they sting something so I’ve also realized that their mission in life is not to hurt me. Not only do they pollinate all of our flowers in order to sustain plant life on earth, the wax and honey that we collect from them is delicious and nutritious for us and our skin!
3 Fun Facts About Bees:
Anyways, as I mentioned, honey is really great for your health and your skin! Here’s why:
Honey has natural preservatives in it, meaning it doesn’t go bad. They found honey in Egyptian tombs that was still good to eat! Having said that, it’s also antibacterial and antimicrobial. Put it in some hot water with sliced lemon to soothe a sore throat or apply it to wounds/burns to keep infection at bay and soothe inflammation.
From a beauty standpoint, honey is a natural humectant. This means that it draws moisture into your skin and hydrated skin glows. It also absorbs impurities from your skin which can be very helpful if you have acne that isn’t caused by hormonal changes. And even if it is hormonal, I have great news for you! It will still soothe your irritated skin, decreasing the redness and inflammation. This is my go-to spot treatment when I have a zit. I put a thin layer on my skin before I go to bed and it’s gone within a day or two. Keep it thin as honey doesn’t dry so it gets messy if you slather it on. You’ll be surprised how soft your skin feels afterwards!
I could write pages about this, the benefits of honey go on and on, and I encourage you to look into it further! This was a long one but if you’re still with me, I hope you’ve learned something! One thing I should mention is that if you are allergic to bees, products with beeswax and honey might not be for you!
So, next time you hear that familiar buzz of their little wings flapping at 200 beats per second (insanity!), don’t panic! Sit back and appreciate the effort that those little ladies put in for us!
Have a great week!
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