5 Reasons to Use Manuka Honey for Face Treatment
By Laura Dolgy (see bio below)
Honey has been an ancient home remedy for many years, but did you know that manuka honey can be even more powerful? Discover 5 reasons why using manuka honey for face treatments can be more beneficial!
Honey vs. Manuka Honey
So what is the difference between honey and manuka honey?
Honey has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for treatment of infected wounds, as well as other conditions. According to one study, there is evidence of honey use as a drug and an ointment dating back to 2100-2000 BC. Aristotle (384-322 BC), when discussing different honeys, referred to pale honey as being “good as a salve for sore eyes and wounds” .
Raw honey is usually the most pure form and helps with:
- Cleaning pores
- Maintaining moisture
- Reducing wrinkles
- Fighting acne and pimples
- Hydrating skin
- …and so much more!
Alternatively, manuka honey provides all these benefits and more! Manuka honey is not only a natural preservative, but it has 1,000x more methylglyoxal than regular forms of honey. Methylglyoxal is a compound that provides both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Why Use Manuka On Face?
As previously mentioned, manuka honey contains Methylglyoxal, a compound known for being antibacterial and antiviral. Many of those who suffer from sensitive skin conditions are at a higher risk of developing staph infections or other topical skin infections. Using a natural ingredient with antibacterial properties can provide further protection for sensitive skin.
Like honey, manuka honey is known to maintain moisture. This not only helps repair the skin barrier, but it can provide much needed relief to dry, itchy or flaky skin. With any sensitive skin condition, it’s crucial to maintain skin’s moisture for effective and fast healing.
Some sensitive skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis weaken the skin’s barrier. Not only will manuka honey help repair the skin’s barrier, but it will offer extra protection from damage.
Manuka honey also contains non-hydrogen peroxide, which gives it an even greater antibacterial power. This component can offer wound healing to those who might suffer from dry, cracked skin, and red, open, oozing sores. Studies have also shown that manuka honey reduced wound size, decreased pH of wounds  and displayed powerful anti-inflammatory effects in wound healing .
When using products on the face, it’s important to use products that are gentle and sensitive enough for thin skin. Manuka honey in its purest form can offer natural relief for irritated skin while remaining gentle. In fact, this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream is a wonderfully soothing and nourishing cream. Not only does it provide anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties from manuka honey, but it also contains manuka oil which is 20 to 30 times more effective against bacteria and 5 to 10 times more effective against fungus than tea tree oil.
Check out what some people are saying about this amazing manuka honey face cream:
“My year and a half old baby suddenly got eczema all over his arms and legs. This cream works great! I wanted something natural rather than using hydrocortisone that these docs recommended. Because of this manuka cream, I’ve gotten my baby’s eczema under control and rarely need to use the hydrocortisone.” – Karen K.
“I love this product. I have eczema on my face. I felt as if I had lizard skin. Applying this product 4X a day and I have soft supple skin again. I like it as a lip balm too. When I have an eczema flare, this product keeps it from getting out of control. It really calms the inflammation.” – Mira L.
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Laura is a contributor and content developer for YoRo Naturals. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.
1. Honey: its medicinal property and antibacterial activity. [Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2011]
2. The impact of Manuka honey dressings on the surface pH of chronic wounds. [Intl Wound J. 2008]
3. Potential pathway of anti-inflammatory effect by New Zealand honeys. [Intl J Gen Med. 2014]