Nature’s Sweetest Moisturizer. Honey is delicious to your hair, skin and nails. It’s a beauty secret that goes back to ancient times, acting as a moisturizer, cleanser, exfoliator and even scar reducer. Raw honey is rich with nutrients, antioxidants and healing compounds. While many moisturizers tend to evaporate, honey does the opposite – it’s a humectant, drawing in moisture from the air and delivering it to your hair and skin.