Honey has been used by humans through the centuries to help maintain healthy skin and hair. One of the most beautiful women in the world, Cleopatra, legend has it, applied a honey mask to her face every morning and took milk and honey baths to keep her skin smooth, healthy, and youthful. In Ming dynasty China, women in the emperor’s court used honey and ground orange seeds to keep their skin and hair fresh and beautiful.
But what was there about this amazing ingredient that made people take note? Well, for one thing honey never needed additives to keep it from spoiling, a blessing in the pre-refrigerator era. Only much later did modern scientists discover that it has strong antioxidant properties and is a great source of enzymes, vitamins and minerals and amino acids that reduce inflammation and promote cellular regeneration, which helps keep skin youthful.
Honey does not spoil and does not need refrigeration as long as it is in a sealed container. That’s right. You could leave honey unrefrigerated in a cupboard for hundreds of years, and you could come back and it would be okay to use.
Honey has a lower glycemic index than sugar.Hurray!! This means it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels as quickly, and so helps to fight diabetes and weight gain.
3. It takes about 2 million flowers for bees to make one pound of honey.
A bee will produce only about one twelve of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. Unbelievable! So, don’t waste any honey. Every drop is precious.
5. Honeybees have two stomachs.
Honey was so valuable it was used as currency in medieval times.
Honey produces hydrogen peroxide when it comes in contact with skin. This is one reason why it is excellent for skin problems and bacteria.
Honey kills bacteria and fungi by drawing water from their cells, thereby causing dehydration. Another amazing characteristic that bolters honey’s healing properties.
Don’t schedule a wax within three days prior to your period. That’s when your skin tends to be extra sensitive.
Take a hot shower before waxing or simply place onto the skin a warm & wet towel to soften up the skin, loosen the pores so that the waxing will be less painful. Or you can also go for ibuprofen, half an hour before your appointment. It will aid in lessening the discomfort.
Your hair must be around ¼ inches long. Your aesthetician will trim your hair in a right length before she spreads the sugar wax on your body part.
You can ask your aesthetician to leave a triangle shape or a strip of hair or do “whatever shapes makes you feel comfortable and confident!”
Keep that area clean and apply moister cream daily after waxing if it`s possible.
Always pick a place that you can trust with the quality of the wax used and the experience of the aesthetician performing it are extremely crucial.
fctripp6 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE GETTING A SUGARING/WAXING
The earliest references to hair removal came from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Early writings out of Mesopotamia tell of kings asking that women be brought to them clean and smooth, i.e. hairless. Ancient Egyptians place a high importance on aesthetics and cosmetics. Egyptian hieroglyphics describe how slave girls serving Pharaoh were expected to remove their body hair. Hair on the body was considered unclean by the upper class. Possibly through a fortuitous accidence, the method of using sugar for hair removal treatments was developed.
fctrippBODY HAIR REMOVAL WAS CONSIDERED AN ART FROM ABOUT 1450 B.C.
Sugaring, sugar waxing or Persian waxing is a method of hair removal that has been in use since 1900 BC, is originally considered to be an ancient Egyptian art, and even purportedly used by Cleopatra herself for her beauty and youth. Historically, sugar was confined to the regions surrounding Persia until the first millennium AD. As a result, it is speculated that honey was the first sugaring agent. This is why they ultimately made use of a sugaring paste or wax called ‘moum’ made of sugar, water, and lemon for removing hair. Lemon juice is added for its acidity, which breaks up the sucrose into fructose and glucose. The paste was applied in the direction of hair growth, covered with a piece of muslin cloth and pulled off when cooled. This was considered to be the most effective and natural way of removing body hair. This ancient Egyptian art of hair removal has only recently been revived in the modern age, as smooth, hairless skin is the desire of a majority of women today.