Honey face masks are almost as classic as the movie, “The Mean Girls”. For centuries, honey has been used as a gentle moisturizing facial treatment, to not only reduce redness, but calm the skin.
But what about Manuka honey? Is it the same as the typical pure honey at the grocery store? The answer is both yes and no. Manuka honey’s compound structure is just like normal honey, but it is much more concentrated in all the elements we know and love about normal honey. Although sticky goo smothered on your face doesn’t sound that appealing, Manuka honey provides you with an extra source of antioxidants, antibacterial, and moisture that typical pure honey can’t beat.
Firstly, Manuka honey is much more concentrated in antioxidants for your skin, which is the element that keeps skin plump, bright, and clear. For a revitalizing face mask or exfoliator that is completely natural, Manuka honey will always be the perfect base.
For an exfoliator, simply mixing Manuka honey with a small amount of sugar granules will sluff of the old cells and replenish the new, giving healthy, bright skin. As well as supplying your skin with antioxidants, Manuka honey is also an incredible source of antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help to ward of harmful toxins and bacteria that can cause dullness or painful breakouts on the skin.
For a gentle yet effective overnight spot treatment, the application couldn’t be simpler. Simply dab a small amount of Manuka honey to the affected area, and then go on about your normal night routine.
But watch out for that sticky honey and those clean bedsheets! Lastly, Manuka honey provides unbeatable moisture to the skin that repairs and heals dryness and dullness. Many reviews from a wide range of ages even exclaim about reduction in size of pores and less production of oil after using Manuka honey just a handful of times, which proves once again the quality of Manuka honey.
Over time with correct usage, redness and flaky patches will subside, and you’ll be left with a new complexion. Although normal honey found at any grocery store is a good way at providing moisture and nutrients, Manuka honey is a much more effective way at targeting all kinds of facial irritations in one usage. Although it is more than double the price of that cute plastic teddy bear jar down the aisle, Manuka honey will always be the better route to better skin.