Looking forward to a big box of organic chocolate on Valentine’s Day, or maybe a couple of heart shaped cookies? Your sweet tooth may thank you but your skin tells a different tale. That’s right, refined sugar can weaken collagen and put skin at risk for premature aging.
It is not news that refined sugar and the yummy treats we make with it are bad for our bodies and our health. They are empty calories that cause us to gain belly fat and send our blood sugar through the roof. But they can be so very tempting, especially on a special occasion.
Honey is a remarkably good for you sugar substitute and when you get a look at the thick and rich organic honeys at Savannah Bee Company you won’t be daydreaming about cupcakes any longer. Use the honey to sweeten tea, top your morning oatmeal or add to granola (the site includes several recipes). Or even satisfy your sweet tooth with a teaspoonful after dinner instead of reaching for that handful of M & M’s.
Honey also makes a therapeutic facial mask on its own or mixed with your favorite face cream. Its ability to stimulate cytokine production aids in healing and this natural remedy is also known for its antibacterial properties. Try as a lip treatment to heal and soften chapped lips. Just remember that honey is a strong allergen and should be patch tested before use and never fed to or applied on infants.
Since honey can satisfy your taste buds as well as your complexion, this Valentine’s Day opt for a bottle of Organic Acacia honey in place of the whipped cream.