Why Bee Derived Ingredients make for amazing skincare! by guest blogger Paula Dahlke Since the time of Aristotle-and indeed, long before that, Honey has been valued for its medicinal and beautification properties. It softens, soothes, clarifies and conditions the skin. It has high humectant properties - it not only attracts water but also retains it in the skin, so the skin remains supple and elastic. In addition it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which give it healing power.
These properties help prevent the growth of certain bacteria by producing an enzyme -- hydrogen peroxide which promotes healing and has been shown to help soothe eczema and other forms of dermatitis.Honey also has natural antioxidant properties, which play an important role in protecting the skin from ultraviolet damage. Another key ingredient from bees is Resina Propoli, or bee resin, the substance bees use to seal their hive. Propolis has a long history of herbal and alchemical uses.
High in bioflavanoids which have powerful antifungal, antibiotic and antibacterial properties. Propolis is commonly used to treat wounds and infections - plus is smells heavenly and does it ever promote healing! It's a fabulous antioxidant, and in this toxic world, who doesn't need more antioxidants?
Royal Jelly, the only food fed to the queen bee, is a true power house, containing the gelatinous amino acid which makes up collagen, which is essential to skin's youthfulness and firmness. Think about the life of bees...A worker bee lives 35 to 40 days. The queen lives 5 or 6 YEARS, and can lay up to 3,000 eggs a day! In addition to protein, enzymes and minerals, Royal Jelly contains, Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid. Is it any wonder that some of these vital compounds act as biocatalysts in cell regeneration, which is the key to youthful, healthy looking skin.
Royal jelly as a key ingredient in skin creams, lip balms and treatment products, acts as a powerful anti-aging solution. Royal jelly has been known to improve the texture and tone of the skin, often tightening fine lines and making wrinkles less noticeable. Royal jelly's moisturizing qualities improve the skin's overall texture, making it soft, supple and smooth. In addition to its beauty benefits, royal jelly has some amazing healing properties for the skin and has been found to have strong antibacterial properties. Royal jelly has also been said to stop the growth of bacteria that cause various skin infections. Clinical research has found royal jelly to be effective in managing eczema, neurodermatitis and impetigo. Royal jelly works to restore a proper pH balance in the skin, in many cases reversing these conditions.
One thing to remember, is that the skin is a two way membrane, which is why it is so important to pay attention to what we put on our bodies, as well as what we put into them. - Paula
Paula Dahlke is a resident writer, blogger and naturalist from Durango, Colorado - and a self-confessed organic skin care product junkie! Pravada's organic and natural private label skin care collection proudly features numerous products loaded with the benefits of bee derived ingredients - contact us today for more information : 877-471-3302 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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