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Why Honey is Best for a Sunburn, Beauty Secrets That Work

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Sometimes it seems that no matter how vigilantly you apply sunscreen, you end up with sun damage. It could be that you missed a spot or forgot to reapply after swimming. Perhaps you only dashed outside for a few minutes and the sun was more intense than expected. Regardless of how it happened, skin sometimes gets burnt–from the sun and even beauty treatments like lasers and waxing.

Many natural remedies are recommended for soothing and hydrating irritated skin. But while aloe vera gets all the glory, honey has benefits that aloe vera lacks and has been used to treat burns for hundreds of years. While any medical grade honey is good in a pinch, buckwheat honey has even more medicinal-like qualities, especially when combined with calming ingredients such as calendula, as found in SanMelix Laboratories BEECure(TM) line of skin care products.

Dark buckwheat honey has among the highest anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of all honeys, making it more effective moisturizer for redness, itching, and irritation.

Almost instantly, honey reduces soothes and hydrates irritated skin.

Honey provides nutrients and trace minerals to damaged tissue, sealing in enzyme- and protein-rich tissue fluid which promotes faster healing.

Because it has inherent anti-bacterial properties, honey helps to prevent infection (protecting against 80 different species of microorganisms, according to studies.)

Unlike aloe vera which leaves a stiff, tacky residue on skin, honey dries without a coating, as all the moisture in the honey is absorbed into the skin.

Research shows that anti-inflammatory calendula (calendula officinalis) speeds healing by stimulating the growth of new skin cells, closing wounds and reducing inflammation.

Developed by a Harvard-trained surgeon, SanMelix’s line of BEECure products utilizes bioactive medicinal properties of buckwheat honey for the treatment of mild (BEECure R) to advanced (BEECure M) skin and wound care ailments. For more information, visit


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