One of the top beauty secrets I’ve learned over the years is that royal jelly is excellent for skin health.
Taken internally, royal jelly works like an internal cosmetic and externally it is used in many cosmetic products. A recent study shows that royal jelly actually increases the moisture content of the skin which in turn helps treat dry, damaged skin.
The study’s participants experienced an increase of 28.8 percent and 60.4 percent on the hydration index after just seven and 21 days of treatment with a cream containing 10-HDA, which the main ingredients in royal jelly thought to be so beneficial for skin health.
The study also revealed that royal jelly promoted new skin growth. Royal jelly is known to regenerate the cells and tissues and even treat dermatitis. The skin can renew itself in 30 days so if you use royal jelly for your skin, you should begin to notice a significant difference in healthy, new skin in about a month. But the trick is to use it consistently.
How Royal Jelly Slows Skin Aging
With increasing age, the skin’s cell renewal process becomes less efficient. Tissue repair and cell regeneration slow down. The amount of natural moisture present in the skin is reduced. As collagen production lessens, skin becomes thinner and loses its flexibility.
If you can boost collagen production, you should be able to slow down the aging process. Royal jelly contains minerals like silicon that lead to increased collagen production. It also contains specific anti-oxidants and nutrients that support skin renewal such as flavonoids, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, enzymes, and hormones.
Numerous vitamins and minerals such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, acetyl-choline and zinc can be found in royal jelly, which are all excellent for skin health. Studies indicate that the acids found in Royal jelly contribute to its collagen production and promotion.
Stress, Royal Jelly and Your Skin
For those who overwork and over stress, your skin and hair will eventually show it. You may have frizzy hair and your skin may end up dull and lifeless.
Your adrenals and kidneys are working overtime when you continuously work like the ‘energizer bunny.’ They need rest in order to regenerate and recover.
In Chinese medicine, the kidneys represent strength. When the kidneys are weak, the hair loses its luster, the skin sags and the body retains water. Royal Jelly just so happens to be a tonic for the kidneys.
“The kidneys bloom in the hair,” say the ancient Chinese texts. Hair symbolizes strength.
Royal jelly will help you give love to your kidneys and adrenals. Give your body what it needs and your skin will thank you! During periods of intense stress, work up to three 1000 mg per day of freeze dried royal jelly.
Royal Jelly Protects You From Sun Aging
Sun exposure is needed for healthy, glowing skin. Too much sun is not and as we all know can lead to accelerated skin aging. With royal jelly’s skin benefits becoming more well-known, scientists set out to investigate if royal jelly could protect human skin cells from photo-aging (aging caused by the sun).
In this study, scientists tested the effects of royal jelly on UVB (these are the “burning rays” of the sun that are the primary cause of accelerated skin aging). Basically, they applied Royal Jelly to the cells and then gave them a sunburn.
What they found was that the cells treated with royal jelly and 10-HDA had increased procollagen type I production, indicating royal jelly caused an increase in healthy, new skin cells to be produced.
Hormonal Imbalances and the Skin
When there is a hormonal imbalance in the body, especially during a period such as menopause, a decrease in hormones often causes skin problems. Low estrogen creates significant changes in the skin.
Women with hormonal imbalances find:
- Their skin becomes drier with increased wrinkles
- Skin becomes more fragile, loses some of its elasticity, and is looser because the production of collagen is reduced
- Older skin appears paler as the lack of estrogen reduces the number of blood vessels in the skin
- Menopause also causes a reduction in the level of testosterone but not as significant a drop as in estrogen.
Royal jelly is a powerful hormonal tonic. Because your hormones are so complex, royal jelly should be used for a minimum of three months to see hormonal balancing.
Thinning Hair Because of Hormone Imbalance
Hair will thin after menopause. In some women, genetic factors produce significant thinning. Abnormalities in the level of a thyroid hormone, in addition to the amount of iron stored in the body, can influence the volume of hair. I highly recommend using a product called ThyroSmart if this is what you are experiencing.
Estrogen encourages hair to stay in its growing phase (Anagen hair). This is seen in the significant thickening of hair towards the end of pregnancy. After menopause, however, the lower estrogen amount allows the scalp hair to grow towards the falling out stage (Telogen hair).
Royal Jelly is used in case of ovarian insufficiency and with the troubles of menopause. It also balances hormones and promotes healthy hormone production.
According to ancient teachings royal jelly works to preserve life and strength in the organism, which delays the aging process and retains the elasticity of the mind, psychic buoyancy, and the youthful physical freshness of the body for as long as possible!
Royal Jelly Beauty Treatment
To incorporate royal jelly into your skin health program, give my Royal Jelly Beauty Treatment a try for 30 full days. Not only will your skin take on a healthy, blemish free glow, but as your collagen levels begin to increase you’ll experience tighter, firmer skin and the renewed sense of confidence that accompanies better skin health.
Angela Ysseldyk is a holistic nutritionist, bee products expert, nutritional author and speaker. She grew up on the Dutchman’s Gold bee farm in Ontario Canada and is the founder of Bee Pollen Buzz, the place to come to rapidly boost your health using bee pollen, royal jelly, raw honey and propolis.
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