Ah, Honey Honey...
By Melissa Miller
I discovered the wonders of honey on a recent trip to Paris. I
arrived early in the morning on New Year’s Day, looking like
I’d had the wildest and longest night of my life - not from any
New Year’s debauchery, unfortunately, but from the long and
torturous flight. I wanted to go for a facial right away, but
nothing was open for the holiday in Paris. My face was
flaking, and my arms and legs itched.
When our breakfast tray
arrived with the usual high-carb fare, I wolfed down two
croissants without even noticing the complimentary containers
of jelly and honey. While my travel companions went to bed, I
went into the bathroom to inspect my sorry state. I took a hot
shower, which just made matters worse, and found myself
staring at the huge honey container. What the heck? I
slathered my face, arms, and tops of my legs with honey, and
left it on for 20 minutes.
When I removed it, I found to my
surprise that my skin was amazingly soft, even in tone, and
flake-free. In short, I looked good. I immediately went to the
room of one of my friends, knocked on his door, and told him
about my discovery. "Great Mel," he said sleepily, "Please go
discuss it with the concierge." Well, I was excited.
When I returned home, I consulted my online friend, Google.com,
for information on the benefits of honey. I learned that honey
is a natural humectant, pulling moisture from the air into the
skin. It also has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties,
and has been used for years to heal skin ailments such as
blemishes, eczema, cuts and burns, as well as for cosmetic
purposes such as softening the skin and moisturizing the hair.
Since then, I have had the pleasure of trying a diverse
assortment of honey-based bath and body products, and have
discovered that there are honey balms for everyone’s skin care
the Land of Milk and Honey
Tried and True and Going Strong
Caswell Massey and Burt's Bees
Give some of these products a try and enjoy the healing
benefits of honey. It is not just for sweetening your tea
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