We love manuka honey for a variety of reasons – including the fact that it has anti-aging benefits. Honey is an incredible natural ingredient that offers a host of benefits for the skin and body. We simply can’t get enough of it!
In this post, we explore the benefits of manuka honey in more detail. We also dive into:
- The difference between manuka honey and regular honey
- Reasons you should use honey on the face
- Why you should use manuka honey for face wrinkles
- The best honey skincare product for treating your sensitive skin
Read on to learn more about why this sweet and sticky substance has won a place in our hearts – and hopefully will in yours too!
Regular Honey vs Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is native to New Zealand. Compared to regular forms of honey, Manuka Honey has 1000x more methylglyoxal. This is its most obvious and crucial difference as it gives manuka honey its powerful healing abilities. Thanks to its supreme antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s used as a natural remedy to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, burns, scars, and acne. It can also heal wounds.
Manuka honey makers label their products with a unique Manuka factor (UMF) rating in order to rate its potency. To be considered strong enough to benefit the skin, honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF. A rating of 16 indicates that high-grade levels of methylglyoxal are present which makes it highly effective.
Why We Love Honey
Did you know that humans have actually used honey to treat a variety of dermal issues for thousands of years? A natural healing agent, it’s beneficial to the body in so many ways because it’s full of about 300 ingredients that help oily and dry skin. Some of these include calcium, zinc, potassium, vitamin B, and iron. Plus, honey is rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.
Here are some of the top reasons why we love honey:
Honey, a natural humectant, has the ability to deeply moisturize the skin from within thanks to the enzymes found in it. This makes it an excellent choice for people prone to dry or itchy skin. If you want to smooth and soften your complexion, give honey a try.
A Natural Exfoliator
Honey acts as a natural exfoliator by gently removing dead skin cells. Simply mix two spoons of manuka honey with one spoon of baking soda. Splash your skin with water and then gently rub the exfoliator onto your face in a circular motion. Be sure to rinse well.
Great for Treating Acne
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, honey helps fight acne and pimples. It effectively removes excess oil from the surface of the skin while also clearing out clogged pores or blockages. Its healing properties also allow it to repair skin damage.
Adds a Natural Glow
Have you ever wanted a glowing complexion? Honey can help brighten the skin’s complexion, giving it a radiant glow.
Acts as a Pore Cleanser
Honey is full of antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. This helps it remove dirt from pores to clear the skin of blackheads. It also helps hydrate and tighten skin pores for a clear complexion.
Manuka Honey and Wrinkles
If you want to control wrinkles and fine lines on the face, manuka oil for wrinkles is the way to go. This golden-hued liquid contains unique properties that restore the skin’s youthful appearance and help slow down signs of aging. One way it does this is by promoting skin cell regeneration and healing. It also promotes collagen and elastin production to restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity. The antioxidants found in honey also fight free radical damage to nurture and protect the skin’s glow.
Soothing Skincare for your Face
To reap the benefits of honey, you can apply manuka honey directly to your skin. But as you can imagine, this can get messy quite quickly! To avoid a sticky situation, we recommend trying our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. It’s made with just 6 ingredients, including the powerful manuka honey. This creamy oil-based balm has a soft, buttery texture that your skin will love. Because it’s all natural, it’s safe to apply from head to toe– including sensitive areas like the eyelids and lips.
Benefit from Manuka Honey Today
Ready to enjoy a healthier complexion and benefit from glowing skin? Get started with our soothing Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream treatment today.