Honey is widely used throughout the world and many therapeutic properties are known, especially in skin-related diseases and wounds.
The presence of nutrients, antioxidants, enzymes and wound healing compounds in honey has been widely used in the treatment of skin diseases.
Honey is rich in antioxidants that help reduce wrinkles and cope with aging skin. Its antimicrobial effect helps cure acne. Its moisturizing properties deal with skin irritation. It is also a good cleaner for pores. It also has anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects.
Honey has many potentially useful properties including; a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory actions and stimulation of new tissue growth. possible mechanisms include; an osmotic action, low pH, its viscous nature and production of hydrogen peroxide. Antimicrobial effects have been demonstrated in vitro against 18
strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, 7 strains of vancomycin-sensitive enterococci and 20 strains of vancomycin- resistant enterococci.
the antibacterial effect of H as a result of hydrogen peroxide production by glucose oxidase in the wound. Further studies have shown that honey contains inhibine, an enzyme from bee pharyngeal glands, which breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and glucolactone/gluconic acid; these act as a mild disinfectant and mild antibiotic, respectively. Honey also provides antioxidants which protect wound tissues from the damage imparted by free oxygen radicals released from inflammatory cells. Finally, honey treated wounds had little neutrophilic infiltration but show a chemo-attractant effect for tissue macrophages and marked proliferation of angioblasts and fibroblasts. Honey has been shown to enhance granulation tissue formation and epithelialization, possibly via their stimulatory activity on the tissue macrophage.
In particular, it has recently been shown that the stimulatory effect of honey
on wound healing may in part be related to the up-regulation of inflammatory cytokines (TNF-, IL-1, IL-6) within monocytes.
Avocado oil has moisturizing, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, restorative and reinforcing effects.
Oleic acid is the main ingredient in avocado oil (50%). Other compounds include fatty acids, omega-3-6-9, vitamins A, C, D, E, K, E, Palmitic acid, beta-carotene, linoleic acid and lecithin.
This oil has countless healing properties.
- Collagen production: collagen is the main protein in the skin structure that plays a role in the flexibility and firmness of the skin. Avocado oil contains unsaturated fatty acids and steroids, called styrene, which results in softness and peeling and, by increasing collagen production, rejuvenates and renews Skin cells.
- Moisture Effect: By maintaining moisture, the skin can reduce dryness, itching, pain and inflammation.
- Wound healing: Studies have shown that avocado oil improves rapidly in wound healing, cuts, and scarring due to increased collagen production and a reduction in the number of inflammatory cells.
- Premature aging prevention: Avocado oil contains carotenoid antioxidants that protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals. The topical application of this oil on the skin reduces the lines and facial wrinkles and improves the appearance of the skin from premature aging.
- Treatment of sunburn: Avocado oil, having antioxidant properties and polyphenolic compounds, plays an important role in preventing side effects from sunlight on the skin.
- Improves skin elasticity
- Treating psoriasis
- Treatment of eczema
- Makeup cleanser
- Suitable for dry and fragile nails
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