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How to Use Manuka Honey for Acne

As a skin care regime, many are turning to manuka honey and applying over the acne, or its scars. Read on to find out how you can utilize the honey with different recipes.
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Manuka honey is acquired from the bees which feed on the flowers of the manuka bush. This bush is often known as the tea tree that helps in producing this type of honey.
This antibacterial kind of honey is found in New Zealand and has natural healing properties that repair the skin affected due to acne. Besides the acne treatments, it also works for a wide range of skin problems such as burns, eczema, ringworm, infected wounds, and much more.
Many dermatologists claim that the honey has the ability to draw moisture out of the bacterial cells that cause acne. The honey rids impurities out of skin, along with unclogging pores and clearing breakouts.
The honey functions by penetrating deep in the blocked follicle, killing the bacteria, and unblocking the follicle to release the infection. As the follicle is clear and sterile, the acne heals rapidly while reducing and sometimes, preventing the formation of scars.

Acne Facial Mask

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon manuka honey

In a bowl, beat the egg yolk first and then add the honey as you keep stirring continuously. Once you get the consistency right, apply it over your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. Rinse the mask with lukewarm water and wipe your face with a soft cotton towel gently.

Acne Blemish Balm

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 2 teaspoons manuka honey
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
To ensure the balm is all-natural, purchase the ingredients from a health food store only. Place all the ingredients, except for the tea tree oil and honey, in a pan. Melt the beeswax and then add the oil and honey to the mixture.
Keep stirring continuously and remove from the heat after few minutes. Pour the liquid into a bowl and stir it till it cools down. Once it is cool enough, pour the liquid into a clean container before the wax turns solid. For use, dab the balm over the blemishes as frequently as you want.

Acne Skin Lotion

  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup manuka honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
Pour all the ingredients in a pan and warm it on low heat. Once the honey melts, mix everything properly and let it cool down a bit. Apply the lotion over your skin and leave it for about 20 minutes.
Rinse the excess lotion off with lukewarm water and wipe with soft cotton towel. Store the remaining lotion in a clean container and refrigerate it. Before the next use, re-warm the lotion in the microwave.
In contrast, it is useful for people with acne prone skin as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. The hydrating quality of the honey helps decrease the irritation caused due to acne and other skin problems.
By applying this honey, acne scars will start to minimize and within few days, your skin will regain its healthy glow. While using this honey for pimples and acne scars aids in gently ridding your skin from dryness and cleanses it thoroughly.
Disclaimer: This content is for informative purposes only. Consult with a health care provider or doctor before following any of the remedies mentioned here as not all home remedies are clinically proven, and they may not have the same impact on everyone.