September is National Honey Month and so there's no better time to share some of the benefits of one of our favorite natural skincare ingredients.
Honey is a natural healing agent that has actually been used for centuries to treat dermal conditions and other health issues.
In our honey-dedicated blog, you’ll find lots of helpful information on this powerful golden liquid including:
- The skin-soothing benefits of honey in skin care
- The difference between manuka honey vs. regular honey
- How to use honey to treat your eczema
Read on to learn more about the benefits of honey and how you can use this sweet and sticky substance to treat your skin.
The Amazing Benefits of Honey
Is there anything honey can’t do? We love this incredible ingredient because of the skin-soothing benefits it provides.
Moisturizes the skin
Perhaps one of the main reasons we love honey is because of how it hydrates the skin. This is especially beneficial for people with dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.
A natural humectant, honey draws moisture into the skin from air which helps keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
Boosts the complexion
Looking for a complexion boost? Honey can help. Its moisturizing effects help give your skin a natural glow, giving you the brightened complexion you’ve always dreamt of.
Fights acne and opens up pores
Honey helps treat and prevent acne because it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps it remove excess oil from the skin’s surface while also clearing out any clogged pores.
Has anti-aging benefits
Honey’s natural antioxidants help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. They also increase the skin’s elasticity which gives it a youthful and glowing appearance.
Manuka Honey vs Regular Honey
So, you’ve heard of regular honey but have you heard of manuka honey?
Manuka honey is a powerful type of honey native to New Zealand. It’s renowned for its antibacterial properties which lend it its supreme healing benefits. Here’s how it differs from traditional forms of honey:
Contains high concentration of Methylglyoxal: Compared to regular honey, Manuka honey contains 1,000x more Methylglyoxal. This gives it its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
More potent: Honey is given a unique Manuka factor (UMF) rating to rate the potency. To be considered beneficial to the skin, honey needs a minimum rating of 10UMF.
Our Active 16+ Manuka honey has 1000x more methylglyoxal than regular honey.
In addition to its skin benefits, manuka honey is also known to help improve digestion, boost the immune system, and relieve stomach pain.
How to Use Honey to Treat your Skin
To use honey, you can apply it directly to your skin. However, this can also be a messy and sticky situation! Instead, we recommend applying it to your skin in the form of a cream.
Our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream is an oil-based balm that’s free from any sticky residue. It’s made with 6 natural ingredients, all of which were chosen by an eczema mother who was desperate to find a solution for her son’s skin. It’s safe and effective for kids and adults alike. In fact, kids love its soft, buttery texture and sweet honey smell!
Because the cream is made with pure and wholesome ingredients, it’s safe to use anywhere on the body from head to toe. You can even use it on delicate areas like eyelids and lips. Give this natural cream a try and enjoy the benefits of honey on skin and hair.
Get Started with these Eczema Honey Treatments
Ready to reap the skin-soothing benefits of honey? Get started with our eczema honey treatments today and marvel at the difference in your skin.