Ah, honey…it’s a favorite ingredient in many sweet treats, but while many of us use it satisfy our sweet tooth, we would never dream of putting it on our skin. After all, it’s sticky and well, it’s a food, right? Well, it turns out that honey, and Manuka honey in particular, may just be one of the best things we can put on our skin! Who knew? If you’re as intrigued as we were by this news, then keep reading to learn how manuka honey can benefit your skin.
Manuka is a type of raw honey, and is also classified as an “active” honey, which is known for its ability to treat a wide range of conditions, including acne, wounds, ulcers. It’s also used to strengthen the immune system, and it fights against many infectious organisms. So, it has both cosmetic and health benefits, and applying it to your skin can do everything from fight breakouts to enhance your overall glow and radiance.
Simply slathering the honey onto your skin can offer a wide range of benefits, including reducing the dull look you sometimes get when you’re tired. It can also help soothe redness and irritation, in addition to gently exfoliating your skin so you get a smooth, healthy and radiant glow. However, it’s important to note that not just any old honey will do. The commercially sold honey you get at the grocery store, for example, is heavily processed and doesn’t have the same benefits as raw honey. In fact, it’s precisely its raw quality that makes it so effective and gives it its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Manuka honey, in particular is the standard when it comes to using honey for your skin
There are several ways to use manuka honey for your skin, including using it all over your face as a cleanser or mask. You can also use it as a spot treatment for acne or add it to other skincare products. If you use it as a cleanser, you’ll need to remove any makeup first, and then apply the honey. If you use it as a mask, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. One added bonus of using it as a mask is that in addition to exfoliating your skin it also moisturizes it.
If you prefer natural skincare products, then manuka honey may be just the all-purpose product you need. Supplement it with the many other all-natural and organic products here at Beauty Universe, for a complexion that positively glows!