Since honey is anti-bacterial and a humectant, it can actually be used to wash your face, with great results.
Why honey is so good:
1) It’s antiseptic. Honey contains potassium, and it is the only natural food that will not spoil.
2) It is a humectant, which means it will attract moisture and help retain it.
3) It’s an anti-irritant.
4) It’s anti-bacterial
5) It contains alpha hydroxy acids
This video is so sweetly informative. Beekeeping is cool.
Cocoa health benefits for skin:
High antioxidant content
The level of antioxidant compounds in cocoa is higher than that of green tea, black tea or red wine, according to a study conducted by the Department of Food Science and Technology, Seoul National University.
High antioxidant chocolate facial benefits include cell repair and cell damage prevention. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent them from damaging cells.
Increased blood flow
Consumption of high-flavanol cocoa can help improve the appearance of skin by improving the function of blood vessels, increasing blood flow, increasing hydration, decreasing skin roughness, and helping to increase defense against UV damage.
See: Medical News Today
Topically, this increased hydration calms and soothes skin, infusing it with:
Dark chocolate contains Vitamins A, B12, B-complex, D and E, great for absorption of calcium, tissue growth, and releasing energy.
Chocolate contains copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc for the promotion of cell growth, the repair of tissue and the absorption of nutrients. Cocoa is also a rich source of sulfur, also known as the beauty mineral, necessary for healthy skin.
Rub your honey everywhere.