Honey has been used for over 10,000 years, not only in the kitchen but also for medicinal, healing and skin care as well. Due to its capability, honey has been studied to determine that its ingredients and properties are the reasons behind its variety of use. As far back as the first century B.C., honey has been used in skin care. It is this link to beauty regimens that has lead to modern day use of honey in skin care products. Honey not only keeps the skin young and beautiful but it smooths the skin of blemishes and keeps it soft and supple.