Manuka Honey and How It Benefits Your Skin

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The use of honey dates back to 8000BCE when paintings were found in a cave in Spain showing proof of how people took care of bees and harvested their honey for medicinal purposes. Because of its antimicrobial properties, honey has been used to treat respiratory problems, attack pollen allergies, and heal wounds. It’s also known to help promote sleep, manage weight, and boost the immune system.

What is manuka honey?

One form of honey that’s best known for its skin benefits is Manuka honey. Reviews of Origani Philippines’ Manuka Honey Peel say that it has immediately noticeable results of smooth and glowing skin. The Maori people first discovered Manuka honey 700 years ago. It comes from the nectar of the Manuka plant that was first found in the lush forests of Australia and New Zealand. They used it to heal fever, ease body aches, and moisturize their skin. And because they used tattoos to beautify their adolescent females, they also used Manuka honey to help their tattoos heal faster.

Manuka honey vs. regular honey

Regular honey is pasteurized, meaning it’s been heated to high temperatures then filtered to kill any yeast that can cause fermentation. This makes it smoother and gives it a uniform color. Manuka honey, on the other hand, is thicker and darker and is best used in its raw state—no filtering or pasteurizing.

The benefits of manuka honey

Manuka honey is said to have a higher antibacterial activity rate compared to other forms of honey. This is what makes it perfect for healing skin imperfections. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness from acne. It also oxygenates the pores to get rid of the bacteria that accumulate in acne prone areas. Then it heals the wound that’s caused by this skin inflammation and moisturizes it as well. It’s an all-in-one natural skin healing agent.

There’s nothing better than the knowledge of having natural remedies for the long-time problem of skin imperfections. Manuka honey is what you need to achieve smooth and flawless skin.