Honey is often known for its decadent sweetness and is often added to things like teas and salad dressings — but did you know that is also extremely beneficial for your skin? Yep, you read that right! Believe it or not, honey (raw tupelo honey in particular) has incredible benefits for your skin that can help you achieve a natural, healthy glow due to its antibacterial properties and antioxidants. In today’s blog, we will be talking about what tupelo honey is, what makes it different from regular honey, and diving into some of the benefits it has when you incorporate it into your skin care routine. If you have any further questions regarding this rare form of honey, how we create our skin care products at Bees & Botanicals, or would like to place an order, check out our full selection of products online or give us a call today!
What is Tupelo Honey?
Tupelo honey is a rare type of honey that cannot be produced year round as white tupelo trees have a very brief flowering season from April to early May. Tupelo honey is only produced commercially in three places in the world — The Ogeechee River, the Apalachicola, and the Chattahoochee River Basins of northwest Florida. In these swampy areas, bees collect the nectar from the white tupelo tree blossoms during those few weeks and return to the hives that beekeepers have set up along the swamp beds to produce this light amber honey.
Harvesting this exquisite honey is also labor-intensive, as beekeepers must go to great lengths to manage these hives. When the white tupelo trees begin to blossom, all existing honey in the hives must be emptied and beeswax combs needs to be replaced in order to achieve the purest form of tupelo honey. What makes tupelo honey so different from other types of honey is due to it being such a rare form that is very location, time, and harvest-specific.
Not only does tupelo honey taste amazing, it is also great for the digestive and immune systems, is a better option for diabetics, and has incredible skin benefits that we will go over below.
Benefit #1: Acne Treatment and Prevention
Believe it or not, tupelo honey can be used as a cleanser to help prevent acne breakouts due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Tupelo honey can also be left on breakouts in order to help them heal faster, or used as an all-natural spot treatment when it is dabbed directly onto blemishes. Let the honey sit for a good 10 minutes and then rinse off gently with warm water.
Benefit #2: Slows Down Aging
Another incredible tupelo honey skin care benefit is its anti-aging properties. Because it contains trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide that gives lightening properties to the skin, it is an effective method of fading skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation. When mixed in a lotion or with coconut oil, it can be massaged onto wet skin in circular motions to revive and heal skin cells. Just be sure to rinse off the mixture once you’re done.
Benefit #3: Creates a Natural, Healthy Glow
When used on the skin, raw tupelo honey delivers multivitamins, antioxidants, and natural enzymes that give the skin a healthy, vibrant glow. It is also extremely moisturizing which helps to soften skin and prevent the loss of moisture within the skin, which is a major cause of dry, dull skin. Due to its moisturizing benefits, it also leaves irritated, sensitive skin soothed and rejuvenated.
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Benefit #4: Unclogs Pores
Tupelo honey is naturally antibacterial, making it an excellent face wash. By simply using a little bit of raw honey mixed in some water, you can remove dirt and debris that are trapped inside your pores. Just be careful not to get it in or around your eyes.
As you can see, tupelo honey is so much more than a rare sweet treat you can eat — your skin will adore you for it too! Not only is it ultra-hydrating and soothing for your skin, it also helps rid bacteria from the skin, gives it a natural glow, and keeps it looking youthful. If you are interested in making tupelo honey a part of your daily skincare routine for an affordable price, check out our selection of affordable, high-quality tupelo honey skin care products at Bees & Botanicals. We are a family owned and operated company with three generations of experience and expertise in acquiring the rare tupelo honey so that we can bring you high-quality, all-natural products you will adore. Check out our selection today and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding our products.