Propolis and its uses
Bee propolis has been used for medicinal purposes since the ancient time.
It is known for its natural anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Propolis, or bee glue, is a natural wax-like resinous substance found in bee hives where it is used by honeybees as cement and to seal cracks or open spaces.
Propolis acts like an antibiotic to reduce microbial growth on the hive wall. It also protects the hive from uncontrolled airflow and external moisture.
Nowadays, propolis is a natural remedy found in many health food stores in different forms for topical use for burns, wound healing, acne etc. It is also commonly used in mouthwash and toothpaste to protect oral cavity.
Acne is very common in hot and humid weather
How does acne develop?
Hot and humid weather gives us sweaty skin and imbalanced skin. What do I mean by imbalanced skin? When you are exposed to the hot and humid weather, the skin is adapting by secreting more oil when it’s dry and control secretion when it’s hydrated.
People get the wrong idea of using a foamy cleanser to remove the excess oil and sweat so that your skin feels clean after washing. The right product is important to not remove too much of the oil and restore moisture in the skin. When the skin is balanced, there will not be excess oil secretion from the skin. And you will not get oily skin.
We sweat easily in our weather here. And when there’s sweat, there’s bacteria.
Remember when I talked about the oil secretion from the skin? When the excess oil is not removed, it get clogged up in the pores.
So when your pores are clogged up, bacteria feeds on them. We have the tendency to touch our face throughout our day at some point from holding your mobile phones against your face to touching your face after shaking hands with someone . All these action contributes to more bacteria and microbes lingering on your skin.
Hence, skin hygiene is very important! Of course with the right product 😉
Argital Honey Propolis Soap
Argital Honey Propolis Soap contains both propolis and honey and of course Argital green clay.
Propolis works by clearing bacteria and microbes with its natural anti-microbial properties. Propolis also has natural healing properties to help with wound healing as there may be wounds as a result of popping pimples etc.
Its anti-inflammatory action soothes redness and irritation which most acne skin would have.
Honey is a great source of moisture to the skin especially acne prone skin. It has natural antibacterial and natural soothing action.
Argital’s green clay is one of the main important ingredients to help with acne skin. Sicily green clay deep cleanses and declog pores, removes dirt and oil. But it does not dry up the skin.
Sicily green clay moisturizes the skin and balances the skin. Also calms down skin so that it is not so easily irritated by the environmental factors.
Balanced and calm skin
This is what we want to achieve in acne prone skin is to have less irritated skin.
Use the right product like Argital Honey Propolis Soap to keep skin clean and balanced. Always make sure to wipe off excess oil from face from time to time to keep skin clean.
If you want more protection, tone with Argital Composed Acne Face Toner after washing. Argital Composed Acne Face Toner acts to control oil secretion so that skin is less irritated.
Use with Argital’s Argiltubo Green Clay Mask 2-3 times weekly to further soothe and calm down skin.