Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Benefits of Beeswax in Skin Care

Ancient Egyptians used beeswax on their skin to moisturize and soften.  As a protective lining of the hive hexagon cells, it is used naturally by bees as a protectant to keep the hive free of infections for it's natural antibacterial, anti viral properties.

The benefits of beeswax for your skincare are many indeed, one of natures best moisture barriers for your skin.  Beeswax can create a moisture barrier to hydrate and soften the skin while also allowing the skin to breathe, allowing for optimal skin health and not clog pores.  Beeswax is a live agent that gives a anti-bacterial benefits.  Compared to other moisture barriers such as petroleum jelly, beeswax has shown to have less irritation and less allergic reactions to other moisturizers.

Beeswax contains Vitamin A which is a humectant (attracts water) and helps as an anti-inflammatory agent, reduce acne and boost collagen. 

Beeswax is great for lip balms, hand creams, waterproof sunscreen and target areas that are exposed to water often.  because of the antibacterial properties, it is excellent for wound healing including burns.  Beeswax can help with itching due to dry eczema skin.

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