Anti-Ageing Properties of Honey
Active Honey Benefits
Honey has not only a sweet taste but also has numerous benefits and a lot useful properties for our health. It can be used as a natural supplement for general strengthening of the body and the immune system. Has long been well-known antibacterial and beautiful anti-ageing properties of honey.
Honey contains minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body and reverse the aging of cells. Use of this product has a good healing effect. For external use to nourish your skin аnd to fight against skin ageing there are the two most widely known types of active honey: from New Zealand and from Chile.
1. Active Manuka Honey from New Zealand
This product has extraordinary and powerful healing properties. Unique Manuka Factor or UMF is a measure of the antibacterial properties of honey. Other types of honey have the same benefits and health value.
Bioactivity of Manuka Honey is due to its high antibacterial properties due to the high content of natural Metilglioksal which is located in the nectar of flowers of Manuka. It is the only one in the world, 100 percent natural nutritive product that has such high content of methylglyoxal, from 30 to 800 mg / kg. For comparison, the quantity of methylglyoxal in another type of honey does not exceed 10 mg / kg.
Regular use of Manuka Honey as food and for outdoor use has a very positive effect on the digestive system, beneficial effect on the immune system, provides a healthy skin, slows down aging as well as contributing to the treatment of many other diseases.
It is a well-known fact that Manuka honey helps to heal wounds, burns, infectious diseases, acne. Vitamins and antioxidants that are contained in this product help to protect the skin from free radicals. Manuka Honey heals and prevents eczema and psoriasis, treats fungal and bacterial infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia (E. coli)
Face masks of Manuka Honey are ideal for the skin, leaving skin looking visibly younger. Masks also moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, helps to soften rough skin and make it smooth, shiny and elastic, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It has anti-aging effect.
2. Active Chilean Rainforest Honey
According to several media sources such as the Daily Mail, this product has received tremendous popularity in the United States and Great Britain. Bees produce this honey from the nectar of rare trees named Quillay, Tineo and Ulmo trees originating from Valdivian rainforests in Southern Chile.
According to manufacturers, their product is effective in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema and also has excellent anti-ageing properties. “Sticky” honey masks can rejuvenate any woman at least 10 years. It is recommended to use a mask twice a day for 20 minutes, which would smooth out wrinkles, reduce the length, depth and quantity of wrinkles, make the skin supple, to prevent sunburn skin from peeling and to reverse the ageing process.
It is not a secret, that women have been using honey for beauty since ancient times. As a nutritive product, it contains digestive enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants that nourish the skin from the inside and outside. But this is a special type of honey, as they say.
Experts explain the miraculous power of tropical honey Chile due to fact that it is rich in natural antioxidants and has antiseptic properties. The secret of anti-ageing properties of honey consist in the presence of a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, except vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes that break down scar tissue and make ageing and sun-damaged skin moisturized and more elastic.
Peroxide helps the skin to start the healing process and fight disease-causing bacteria that normally infect wounds, including such as Superbug notorious MRSA. For centuries, Chilean tribes used this honey for wound healing and skin diseases.
If you plan to use a face mask, you should know that it can temporarily cause a slight burning and tingling due to the high level of activity of these products. It actually is normal, because it means that the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties work and the skin is cleansed. There are many recipes for homemade honey face masks that you can easily make in your kitchen. After 15-20 minutes, the mask must be washed with warm water.