How Does Manuka Honey Improve Skin Health?
When it comes to effective natural skin care, manuka honey has made a name for itself as an outstanding ingredient for topical creams. This is not a new fad; the strong healing and antibacterial properties of manuka honey mean it has been used for centuries as nature's skin care.
The reasons behind its popularity centre on not only its strength as a great ingredient for everyday skincare, but its abilities to help improve more serious skin health issues as well. From clearing old skin cells to reducing inflammation, read on to see how Australian made manuka honey products can transform your skin.
There are multitudes of honey on our supermarket shelves these days, but only a specific selection qualifies as manuka honey, in all its antibacterial glory. As it’s produced by honey bees that feed on the manuka tree, it can only be found in Australia and New Zealand.
The magic comes from the nectar of the manuka flowers, which have a large amount of methylglyoxal converted from dihydroxyacetone. Most honeys derive their antibacterial properties from hydrogen peroxide, but manuka honey uses both hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal to develop an increased level of antibacterial properties compared to other varieties.
These two antimicrobial compounds work together alongside vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and an amazingly low pH to create a super healer for your skin, that draws moisture in while fighting bacteria.
Skin healing properties
Manuka honey uses this unique combination of benefits to work overtime on our skin when used in the form of natural skin care products, providing various advantages for both cosmetic and medical needs.
Its antibacterial elements have made it a prime choice for treating burns and wounds throughout human history, and this healing benefit works for any number of modern-day skin issues.
With strong antibacterial properties it can be a transformative natural skin care product for those with eczema and acne, and along with its humectant properties it continues to soothe and moisturise your skin with each use.
Benefits for acne
Whether you have residual scarring from teenage breakouts, or suffering from ongoing adult acne, the healing properties of manuka honey can be a huge help. By clearing away old skin cells that clog pores, it improves your overall appearance as well as helping balance the pH level of your skin, keeping those spots at bay.
Most of us still suffer from the odd pimple (or 3!) every now and then, due to periods, stress, or environmental factors. Having a healing element as part of your daily skin care routine can really help to reduce the severity of acne, with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties improving skin inflammation and reducing bacteria - all while speeding up pimple recovery time.
Just like a clean, fresh diet is great for your body, choosing natural skin care is the best choice to achieve glowing skin. The team behind Clean & Pure are a little obsessed with manuka honey, and love to share its amazing benefits with the world.