"Free Radicals" are formed when sunlight reacts with oxygen in the air. When these particles come into contact with the skin, they cause the most significant damage to the skin. That is the damage to the basic DNA of the skin, inducing oxidative stress. At this point, propolis creates a natural barrier and protects the skin against sun rays. As the skin quickly absorbs it, propolis prevents the formation of free radicals, another reason for sun-induced aging, and cleans the formed radicals. Royal jelly increases the production of collagen in the skin. It helps the skin look plump and radiant.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal jelly is a natural bee product secreted by worker bees from their specific glands and used to feed baby bees and queen bee in the hive. All bees have the same physical characteristics when they are born. However, a single bee in the hive is exclusively fed with large amounts of royal jelly, and that bee differentiates from other bees and turns into a queen bee. The queen bee develops several times bigger than other bees and lays 2000 eggs in the hive every day, ensuring the continuity of the colony. While worker bees live for 45 days, the queen bee can live for 5-7 years by being fed royal jelly throughout her life. Some people know royal jelly named bee milk.
What are the Benefits of Royal Jelly on the Skin?
Royal jelly helps maintain the skin's moisture balance with its rich nutritional composition and also helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. It will be the right choice of skin care support, especially for dry skin and rashes. Bee milk benefits are the production of keratin, an essential component of the skin barrier, with its biotin vitamin content. Due to its valuable lipids provide the oil balance of the skin barrier, that is, the balance of sebum. It helps to prevent the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production with 10-HDA, which is a unique fatty acid to royal jelly.
Royal Jelly and Skin Barrier
In a double-blind, randomized controlled scientific study conducted at Kyoto University in 2018, the effect of the royal jelly supplement on skin health was examined. Twenty healthy individuals who participated in the research were divided into two equal groups: the control group (received no royal jelly) and the experimental group. The experimental group was orally given 1 g of royal jelly daily for three months. The study results showed that hydration (fluid support) increased in the upper layer of the epidermis, that is, in the keratinous layer, which functions as a barrier in the experimental group.
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2.Nakashima, Chisa, et al. "The effect of oral royal jelly administration on skin barrier function: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial." European Journal of Dermatology 28.4 (2018): 563-564.