Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's the BZZZZZ On Honey?

There has been a growing movement lately where the focus has been a 'Return to Nature.' Spas, salons and wellness centers alike are going the extra mile for their clients by creating custom or all-natural treatments. An up-and-coming product in the spa industry, that can also be found in your kitchen, is Honey!
Despite being recently introduced to the beauty industry, honey's origins can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago to Ancient Sumeria, where it was used to treat wounds due to its anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents. . The Queen of Egypt would apply honey all over her body to help moisturize and hydrate her skin. Thousands of years later, the benefits still hold true and your clients can experience the same.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of Honey:
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Natural Humectant - Attracts and Retains Moisture
  • Plumps up skin
  • Reduces Fine line and Wrinkles
  • Help protects skin from UV Rays
  • Gentle enough for sensitive skin
Honey can be used in services for the entire body, ranging from facials and body treatments, to manicure, pedicures and hair masks. Apply honey directly to the skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes so that the nutrients and vitamins can be absorbed. Another great option is to combine Honey with Fine Sea Salts or Sugar to create an ultra-hydrating scrub.
Have you ever used honey in your spa or salon? What has you experience with the product been?

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