Acne, acne, acne. We’ve had it. You’ve had. We’ve all had it, and quite frankly, we’re all sick of it.
Luckily, we’ve got just the solution for you.
Honey, as it turns out, is a top-notch topical skincare ingredient. Even better is that a particular type, Manuka Honey, is touted as an even better skincare solution. It’s a much better type of honey that’s currently being looked at by the medical community for its potential for use for treating more complicated skin conditions.
The Benefits of Manuka Honey for Skin
Effective antibacterial properties
Although more research needs to be done on just how effective Manuka Honey is in fighting against bacteria, the early signs are encouraging. Because of how this type of honey contains both hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal, Manuka Honey is a lot more effective against most kinds of bacteria than standard honey.
According to some studies, Manuka Honey has been shown to affect e.coli and even MRSA.
Promotes healing of wounds
Research suggests that using Manuka Honey can help promote wound healing. This is because of its effect on fibroblasts and how it encourages the production of this type of cell. Also, using this type of honey helps create a protective barrier and the ideal environment that’s conducive to the healing process.
In addition to treating wounds, burns, and even ulcers, some studies suggest that Manuka Honey was effective at minimizing pain to some extent.
Extraordinary anti-inflammatory qualities
The anti-inflammatory properties of honey are well-known already. However, Manuka Honey, is apparently even more effective than typical honey. This is why it’s seen use in a clinical setting when treating many skin conditions and wounds. It can even be used to treat eczema, as well as acne.
Adding Manuka Honey to your regular skincare routine might just make you look younger. This is because it can help minimize the damaging effects of free radicals on your skin.
Because of the amount of sugar that Manuka Honey has, it acts as a natural humectant that effectively draws and seals in moisture in the skin when applied.
Are There Side Effects to Using Manuka Honey?
Outside of being allergic to bees or pollen, there aren’t really that many know side effects of using Manuka Honey as a topical skincare item. However, if you plan on ingesting, we suggest that you do it with caution and in moderation. Otherwise, you’re putting yourself at risk of a huge spike in blood sugar.
We also don’t know that if this feels like a side effect, but we do feel like it’s worth mentioning that Manuka Honey is really sticky.
If you plan on using it on your skin, we won’t blame you for diluting it with distilled or purified water. We know we did for the first few times, just only we get used to having something so sticky on our bodies or faces.
How Do You Use Manuka Honey?
You can use Manuka Honey in a lot of ways. You can use it as a facial mask, hair mask, a spot-treatment for scars and acne, and so much more. But, before you use it, make sure that you have Manuka Honey with an MGO grading of at least 514.
These types of Manuka Honey have the least amount of bacteria that we’d recommend that you use for optimal effects. Any less and you’re better off using cheaper, traditional raw honey.