Though honey may be their most popular product, known for its health and skin care benefits, bees product another substance that works great for our skin—beeswax.
Honeybees produce a natural wax, secreting it from glands on the sides of their bodies. They then scrape the wax off, chew it up and secrete it to the inside of the honeycomb. There, it gradually hardens into a protective lining for the cells where the baby bees are grown and the honey is stored. This hardened material not only serves as a physical protection, but also helps keep the hive free of infections and other contaminants.
Beeswax has been used over the centuries initially to make candles, which it is still used for today. Ancient Egyptians used beeswax to make paint for their artists, and during Roman times, it was also used as a skin softener. Today scientists are studying beeswax for its potential to lower cholesterol, relieve pain, and treat digestive ailments.
Benefits to the Skin
The beauty industry loves beeswax, because not only is natural and non-toxic, it also provides amazing benefits to the skin. It help thicken creams to make them easier to use and more spreadable on the skin.
Here are some benefits of beeswax:
Eczema: is a skin condition that causes an itchy rash on the skin. beeswax act as an antiseptic to keep the infection from spreading while actively eliminates it.
Stretch Mark: weight loss/gain and pregnancy often result in ugly stretch marks on the skin. Beeswax helps prevents and heals these marks naturally.
Acne: Beeswax will soften the skin with an emollient effect that gives a fresh and restored look.
Protective: when applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental stressors, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax won’t clog pores.
Humectant: some ingredients “attract” water, and beeswax is one of them. When you put it on, you attract water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated over time.
Vitamin A: beeswax helps exfoliation and can rejuvenate your look.
Fragrance: beeswax has a natural honey fragrance, and is a favorite in soaps and perfumes because of its pleasant, light aroma.
Soothes temporary itching: If you suffer from dry skin itching or sensitive skin, beeswax is for you. Because beeswax is anti-allergenic, it is also easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.
Do you use beeswax for other benefits? Feel free to share your beauty tips and suggestions!
When I was first taking action on what to do in order to improve my skin, I made sure to do my research online. I looked up “what to eat”, “what exercise to do”, even “what material of pillows” I should use. Yes I was obsessed! I wanted to know everything about my skin, and how to make it clear.
One thing that kept on popping up when looking at food to avoid was dairy. Many skin websites out there will warn you against dairy if you’re trying to get rid of acne. I was frightened so much that I tried cut out all dairy from my life. And yes, my skin did get better. But this is no proof that dairy was the culprit, since I totally cleaned up my diet and lifestyle at this time.
Actually, there’s really aren’t that much research that proves dairy causes acne. It’s one of those half-truth myths that circulate the internet. I’m not saying to drink all the milk and eat all the dairy products that you love. You should test if dairy is your specific acne trigger (or one of them). Cut it out of your diet for two weeks and monitor your skin. If you see improvement, there’s a chance that it may be your problem.
Some people find it hard to kick the dairy habit, especially if they have been eating cereal with milk from a young age. But there are healthy alternatives to milk, in form of soy or almond milk. You can easily find these at your local market. Even when I use to order from Starbucks, I asked for almond milk instead. I actually think it taste better.
Green tea (matcha) is a very popular beverage all over the world. People drink green tea because of its health benefits. I sometimes drink green tea because it is great for slimming and getting rid of toxins in my body. There are many ways to benefit from its antioxidant powers besides that cup of green tea. Use a green tea mask once a week for greater skin benefits. We often forget that our skin needs extra care once a week to repair all the damages and toxins that our daily skin care routine fail to fix.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants, as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals. All of these components can do great things to your skin. With this said, you can always count on a green tea mask to improve your skin and enhance your beauty. Here are 5 beauty benefits:
Green tea can help get rid of toxins in your skin. It is great for healing blemishes, scars, and reducing inflammation.
The antibacterial agents in green tea can help fight acne. It can also reduce the redness on your skin.
Green tea has anti-aging benefits that can help delay signs of aging. It helps neutralize free radicals and also help fight against skin cancer.
Green tea draws out impurities, reduce large pores, and give your skin a nice healthy glow.
Green tea helps reducepuffy eyes and dark circles! Now that’s something I really need. It reduces swelling and puffiness.
Use Blanna Acne Mask mixed it with water apply it onto your skin and let it dry 25 mins, then peel it off. Helps diminish inflammation, shrink pores, balance oil secretion, promote epidermic cutin’s metabolism. Recover and heal the acne scars. Skin type: Mixed and oily skin.
There are many different ways of using green tea. What’s your way?
The bay tree is native to the Caribbean Islands from where it is believed to have spread to other parts of the world.
Bay laurel leaves are aromatic herbs that are often used for stews. Recently it became popular as topical bay leaf treatment for acne and other beauty treatments. In ancient times, bay leaves were used to alleviate bee and wasp stings. These days, bay leaves are used to ease indigestion and skin issues.
Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands on the skin, causing the appearance of acne or blackheads. Proper care is very important to reduce skin pores, constantly cleanse the skin of dirt and grease. Normal face wash will make the skin clean but can’t completely disinfect your skin. Some facial disinfecting products can irritate the sebaceous glands, forcing them to work even harder. Limit your wash with soap twice a day. Use medicinal plants for refining such as chamomile, clover and bay laurel leaf.
Bay leaves have natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to treat acne because bacteria can build up in the sebaceous glands causing outbreaks. Bay leaves are used for topical acne treatments, but the anti-inflammatory properties can bring down puffiness in the skin without causing loss of moisture. The antiseptic property of this oil protects wounds against infections and inhibits bacterial growth. This oil antibiotic property inhibits any biotic growth in the body to protect it from infections.
Bay leaves can also be used to get a clean and smooth skin. All you need to do is boil some bay leaves in water and stain the leaves and store the water in the container. Now, you can use this water as a skin tone and use it over face twice a day. This will help to even the pigmentation and also tone the skin well.
When fighting acne, it must be remembered that a quick result should not be expected. Nevertheless, using a bay leaf from acne, after two weeks you will notice the first signs of improvement. And in a month or two you can say goodbye to pimples forever. Leave of us a comment.