Benefit Of Manuka Honey for Skin
Honey in general has been used for many centuries to help cure illness and disease and with recent research being carried out on honey and in particular Manuka Honey there has been a huge increase in the making of skin care products made with Manuka Honey.
Manuka honey main benefits for your skin lay in it’s anti bacterial nature, where it can fight and destroy bacteria. Acne causing bacteria are easily taken care of with a face cream made with Manuka Honey( As long as it is active manuka honey)
Manuka honey has anti fungal properties which makes it a natural skin care solution for athletes foot and fungal diseases of your toe nails and other such skin problems.
One of the main effects of aging is when your skin becomes to dry from exposure to the elements like wind and sun. Honey has a natural ability to keep your skin moist and also to attract more fluid to it. So Manuka honey can keep you skin both cleansed and moist…….perfect solution for keeping your self looking younger.
I have an old honey skin care recipe called “Cleopatra’s Facial Balm”
Ingredients: 1 table spoon Manuka Honey, 1 egg and a tablespoon of milk.
Beat all your ingredients well and apply to your clean face and neck. Leave on for a 1/2 hour or so, when your balm feels dry and brittle wash it off with lukewarm water.
Splash on cold water. Cleopatra used this simple formula to keep her skin looking beautiful.
A simple manuka honey soap bar can provide your skin with a very effective body cleanser for acne, eczema and possibly psoriasis. It is a natural affordable cleanser.
In a nut shell most honeys are all good for your skin, but because of Manuka Honey’s additional anti bacterial, ant inflammatory and anti fungal properties it can help a diverse range of skin conditions.
The only other question you need to ask before buying Manuka honey is its “Active Strength”
Unique Manuka Factor or commonly known as UMF is the only worldwide standard in identifying and measuring the antibacterial strength or quality of some strains of Manuka.
It is a guarantee that the honey being sold has the special UMF antibacterial property and a UMF rating of 10 is the minimum recognised. We have 15 in the manuka honey cosmetic ranges on our site.
Below is a video of Peter Molan who has spent 25 years studying the effects and benefits of Manuka honey.