Anti-aging is a complex thing. There are so many factors that impact how we grow older, both physically and mentally. Trying to figure out ways to reduce the effect of aging is an ongoing challenge that involves every aspect of a person’s lifestyle. That means that any product that can touch on multiple factors is an exciting find.
Take honey as an example. Humans have been using honey for its medicinal properties since ancient times, and it seems the more we study it, the more we realize just how powerful it can be (https://www.bluezones.com/2021/09/honey-a-sweet-secret-to-longevity/#). It’s an anti-inflammatory used to soothe wounds and burns. It’s full of antioxidants to make you feel younger and fresher. It may even reduce your risk of heart disease.
Honey may help you feel stronger and healthier, which is certainly good for making you feel younger. It’s also, as you may know, a popular ingredient in many types of skincare products. Is it really possible that it makes you look younger, too?
Well, research suggests that yes, it just might (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24305429/). Honey’s anti-inflammatory properties may ease not just wounds, but also skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. It could even help protect against infection. This means your skin is going to be smoother, brighter and less wrinkled. In other words, it’s going to look less aged.
You may want to use honey on its own, whether as a food or a skincare product. Raw honey also contains bee pollen, which some people think makes it more effective. Just dab some on your skin. As always, do a patch test first to ensure you’re not going to get an unwelcome allergic reaction.
Alternatively, you may want a product that includes honey as part of a longer ingredients list for a more rounded effect. Honey can be found in various creams, ointments, lotions and conditioners from some of the most well-known skincare brands. You can even buy shampoo with honey for your hair.
The form of the honey, any other ingredients that it’s combined with and your own body will all have an impact on how effective it is as a tool of anti aging, but the evidence suggests it is certainly worth giving a try. As long as you’re not allergic, it could be a powerful way to soothe, protect and improve you both inside and out.