The short answer is yes! Propolis is good for your skin because it is naturally antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. In this post we’re going to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about propolis and skin conditions. Click the headings below to reveal the answers. Let’s jump in!
Is Propolis Good For Your Face?
Yes, propolis is good for your face. Creams, balms and ointments containing propolis are good for your skin. This is because propolis has many healing properties which support skin health. Propolis is antiseptic and antifungal, so it can help treat conditions like acne. Propolis is also anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation caused by skin conditions like acne. Clinical trials have shown that propolis can help heal wounds. Propolis also has antimicrobial properties. This means it can inhibit the grown of bacteria which may otherwise cause infections. Various propolis creams and oitments containing propolis are available. As with all skincare products, it’s recommended to try a small amount first to ensure no allergic reaction is caused.
Does Propolis Fade Acne Scars?
Propolis has been used to treat skin after an outbreak of acne, reducing inflammation and redness. Propolis is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, so when it comes to treating skin affected by acne it has all the important bioactive properties required to promote healing. Propolis has been known to have the effect of reducing scarring, it can help even out skin tone and pigmentation and improve skin texture. While propolis cream may not be the single solution to persistent and aggressive acne, it certainly has a part to play in promoting skin health and healing. Various propolis creams and balms are available – find one which suits your skin type and contains few additives as possible.
Is Propolis Good for Fungal Acne?
Yes, propolis is good for fungal acne. Propolis is highly antioxidant, it contains a wide range of flavonoids. These chemicals are found in plant and tree resins and are known to be antifungal. Lots of scientific research has been undertaken into the antifungal properties of propolis. Propolis has been shown to inhibit the growth and spread of fungal infections. Propolis creams generally contain propolis extract, a liquid propolis solution often made by extracting the bioactive chemicals within propolis into an alcohol solution. Creams which contain propolis extract exhibit antifungal properties which can be used to treat fungal acne.
Does Bee Propolis Clog Pores?
Using a cream, balm or ointment containing propolis can improve skin health and moisturisation without clogging pores. Most propolis creams are non-sticky and made using a moisturising base combined with propolis extract. Whilst it can be beneficial to apply propolis extract directly to the skin in some circumstances, for regular use a propolis cream is preferred as it contains a lower concentration of pure propolis. At BeeVital our Propolis Cream is made using natural ingredients with no added colour or scent. It is easily absorbed into the skin providing nourishing moisture while the antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of propolis promote skin health.
Does Propolis Brighten Skin?
Yes, propolis can have the effect of brigtening the skin and can even-out skin tone. This is because skin redness and blotchy complexions are often caused by inflammation or irritation. Propolis is highly antioxidant and exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin in the form of a soothing cream or ointment, propolis can reduce the appearance of scarring left by acne, or uneven skin tone, often the result of inflammation. Propolis creams generaly moisturise and nourish the skin with other important ingredients such as Vitamin E as well, which can leave skin with a healthy glow and feeling smooth cared for.
Can I Apply Propolis on My Face?
Yes, propolis can be applied to the face. Propolis extract can be applied directly to the skin, although it is generally recommended to use a propolis cream or ointment if applying regularly. Its easy to include propolis in your daily skincare routine. There are many propolis creams available, most of which contain propolis extract combined with other moisturising ingredients. Propolis lip balms are also available which can protect and heal the delicate skin of the lips. Our Propolis Lip Balm contains orange oil as well as sunblock for added UV protection.
Does Propolis Help With Acne?
Yes, propolis can help with acne. It is made by honeybees from tree and plant resins which are packed with flavonoids. Flavonoids are highly antioxidant and the result is that propolis exhibits powerful antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties – all of which help in the treatment of acne. Propolis creams and ointments are usually made using propolis extract combined with a moisturising base cream. Applied daily, Propolis Cream can help inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria, help clear blocked pores and promote skin health. The anti-inflammatory properties of propolis can also help reduce the appearance of scarring or uneven skin tone left as the result of acne.
Can Propolis Cure Eczema?
Eczema is generally caused by a combination of factors including irritants such as detergents, environmental factors including cold or dry weather, food allergies, hormonal changes or by skin infections. While propolis cannot cure eczema it has been successfully used to manage the symptoms of eczema. Its antibacterial properties means it can suppress infections which may trigger an outbreak of eczema. Lots of pharmaceutical treatments for eczema include steroids which can damage the skin if used long term. For mild cases of eczema it is always worth trying a cream which contains propolis extract. Our Propolis Cream is made with a moisturising base. It contains no scents or chemical additives and is parabens free. Our sister brand Sweet Cecily’s also produce a similar product called Soothing Skin Cream, which is also highly recommended as it was formulated by the company’s founder who suffered with eczema herself.
What Does Propolis Do For Skin?
Propolis is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic. These healing properties make it the perfect active ingredient in natural skincare products. Propolis extract can be applied directly to the skin to promote wound healing, reduce inflammation or treat conditions like acne, eczema or dermatitis. Often propolis creams and oitments are made using a natural moisturising base cream combined with propolis extract in a concentration which makes it suitable for regular application. Propolis is made by honeybees from plant and tree resins which contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are highly antioxidant and support the body’s normal immune function.
Is Propolis Good for Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is generally caused by either exposure to an irritant or exposure to an allergen. People who suffer from dermatitis should determine which substances trigger their condition and avoid contact wherever possible. Propolis can be used to treat dermatitis in the form of a moisturising cream. Often dermatitis is made worse due to dry skin and while GPs may prescribe steroid creams or emollients these can lose their effectiveness over time and cause further damage to fragile and inflamed skin. Propolis is naturally anti-inflammatory which can help soothe irritated skin and its high flavonoid content can promote skin health and support the body’s normal immune function, reducing the chance of a flare-up.
At BeeVital our team is dedicated to the scientific research of propolis and its medicinal properties. Our Propolis Cream contains propolis extract, which is high in antioxidant flavonoids. We produce our Propolis Cream by hand in small batches using natural ingredients with no added colours or scents.
Propolis Lip Balm
We have also developed an innovative Propolis Lip Balm which contains orange oil for a delicious citrus scent and sunblock for added UV protection.
Propolis & Lemongrass Soap
Our Propolis Soap is an easy way to add the healing power of propolis to your everyday skincare routine. Propolis extract is combined with lemongrass essential oil which gives a wonderfully calming scent and leaves your skin clean, nourished and smelling fresh!