Spring is coming at a maddeningly slow pace here in New York City, but finally, the signs of post-winter renewal are starting to appear.
Nature is doing its thing: the temps are warming, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and those little black-and-yellow honey bees are starting to get busy. Pollination is their gig, and they work hard so they can return home to their hives and make honey from the nectar they’ve harvested during their shift.
We all know that honey is a sweet treat for our taste buds, but it also happens to be a beneficial ingredient for skin and hair. It contains nutrient-rich amino acids, skin-soothing ceramides, vitamins C and B, as well as antioxidants that help protect against damaging UV rays. Honey also has antibacterial properties that help heal and soothe minor cuts and scrapes.
So I’m going to try to have a little more respect for those busy little bees this spring, even though I’ll always fear their painful sting.
We have them to thank for this natural beauty ingredient, including the following nine honey-rich products that I’m currently obsessing over.