Manuka honey comes from bees who gather nectar from the healing Manuka plant (or better known as the tea tree plant) indigenous to New Zealand.
Manuka honey has a vast array of uses, including external ones such as wound dressing and skin care. In fact, manuka honey was commonly used as a medicinal treatment during the first world war. It is antibacterial, therefore using it as a face wash would help immensely with skin issues such as acne. It is also antifungal and a natural antiseptic, meaning it prevents infections by inhibiting microorganisms.
Manuka honey has what is referred to as unique Manuka factor (UMF) and is rich in enzymes and antioxidants, more so than other types of honey. Manuka honey is known for making skin soft, supple and young.
Manuka honey can play a key role in enhancing the formation of collagen in skin. Collagen is a vital protein that makes the skin firm, pliant, supple and elastic. Collagen deficiency due to aging is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Using Manuka honey on the face can dramatically slow down the signs of aging skin.
The antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-fungal properties in manuka honey keep the skin resilient and well protected. It can also provide effective protection against facial acne and cure serious skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
The antioxidants in manuka honey can be absorbed by the skin pores and protect your skin from the damaging effects of free radicals, which are another cause of aging. A regular use and application of manuka honey is the best way to enjoy young, vibrant and wrinkle-free skin at any age. Manuka honey is not only good for skin, but it also helps build your immune system and provide positive effects to complete over-all health.
Many use manuka honey internally as well. Not only does it increase energy levels but it fights stomach ulcers, acid reflux, sore throat, cold, canker sores, heartburn, and colitis, as well. It truly is a miraculous food.
When buying manuka honey, choose one that is raw and with a high UMF.
Face Wash & Facials
with Manuka Honey
Honey facials are a great way to obtain healthy, radiant and wrinkle-free skin. Manuka Honey is a better alternative to ordinary honey because it contains more healing properties and antioxidants.
Regular facials are good for removing toxins from the skin. However, honey facials can play an important role in an anti-aging skin care regimen. Daily cleansing is not sufficient for a deep action of removing dirt and grime from the deep down skin pores. Therefore, a honey facial once every two weeks can go a long way in giving you a young, supple and wrinkle-free skin.
Wet your face, take about a teaspoon of honey and smear it all over your face. Let it sit 0-10 minutes and then rinse off. This leaves your skin soft and moist. Use every night for best results.
Important: Be sure to only buy manuka honey that says UMF or MGO on the front, even if it says active or has a number, if it doesn't say either UMF or MGO it is probably just table honey.
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