We can’t escape from the fact that we all suffer from acne at one point in our lives.
When the dead skin cells, dirt, and other toxins clog the pores on your face, they block oil beneath your skin. This results in bacterial infections that intron cause acne breakouts not only on your face but also on the neck, back, and chest.
Acne usually stems from poor hygiene, hormonal imbalances, poor diet, etc.
When these breakouts heal, they leave scars on your face which prove hard to remove. Sometimes you’ve to undergo some expensive medical procedures to help treat these marks.
However, a natural, more affordable way of treating acne has been discovered and shown exceptional results.
That’s honey- the natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent!
In this post article, I’ll show you how you can use honey today to treat acne (and regain your attractive face complexion)
5 Ways Honey Help Combat Acne
The first thing you need to understand is that it comes loaded with numerous health benefits, most of which are effective at fighting acne.
Let me take you through 5 top properties of honey that make it an effective acne remedy:
- It comes packed with natural antibiotic properties which stage an effective fight against the bacteria responsible for acne।
- Honey contains naturally produced hydrogen peroxide. This gives it antiseptic properties which help heal all the wounds caused by acne.
As a matter of fact, honey was used thousands of year ago in the ancient Egypt to treat wounds.
- Since it also comprises of anti-inflammatory properties, it helps reduce swelling redness, and pain that comes with acne।
- When you consume honey, it improves your blood circulation and metabolism. With better blood circulation, toxins are quickly ejected out of your body, curbing acne breakouts.
- Being a natural moisturizer, honey also exhibits excellent results at fading away acne!
Raw Vs Manuka Honey: Which One Works Best For Acne Treatment
Which honey works best for acne? Raw or Manuka honey?
As you know, raw honey refers to concentrated nectar; the one bees create by using nectar collected from the flowers. Raw honey isn't processed or pasteurized, unlike the one you find in the grocery stores.
In the unprocessed/raw state, this type of honey contains all the properties and nutrients required to make it a potent anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory that help remove acne from your skin.
Though raw honey is effective at treating acne, manuka makes a better choice…
Manuka honey is the one obtained from bees that ONLY gather pollen from the manuka bushes. These trees are mainly found in Australia and New Zealand.
Unlike raw honey, manuka shows stronger anti-microbial properties. The secret to its effectiveness lies in its high concentrations of enzyme methylglyoxal than any other honey.
Bottom line: While both types of honey contain treatment fighting benefits, using manuka means you’ll get extra anti-microbial benefits.
9 Ways To Use Honey To Treat Acne?
So how exactly do you use honey to treat acne? How do you apply it?
Here are some simple, cheap honey remedies you can make at home to treat acne:
1. Raw Honey
This involves using raw honey only to get rid of acnes. To do this, follow the steps below:
- Start by washing your face and patting it dry
- Then apply a thin layer of the raw, organic honey to your face and leave it for close to 10minutes
- Massage your skin in circular motions, using wet fingers
- Rinse the face with cool water and pat dry
- For the best results, consider leaving the honey on overnight
2. Honey and Lemon
In addition to being a natural antibacterial agent, honey also acts as a natural bleaching agent that helps face acne. When combined with honey to fight acne, the results cannot get any better.
- Mix equal quantities of fresh lemon juice and honey
- Wash your face using a mild face wash and pat it dry
- Apply the above mixture to your entire face and leave it for about 15 minutes
- Spritz your skin with some lukewarm water and then massage it in circular motions
- Rinse with cool water and pat dry
- Repeat dry for the best results
3. Honey and Turmeric
Here, we are adding turmeric since it’s a natural antiseptic that helps reduce inflammations and sooth your skin.
- Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a tablespoon of honey
- Apply the mixture to your skin and leave for 15 minutes
- Massage your skin using wet fingers for 3 minutes to exfoliate and remove the dead cells
- Rinse with some cool water and pat dry
- Repeat everyday
4. Honey and Cinnamon
- Mix equal quantities of honey and cinnamon
- Apply to your skin and leave for about 15 minutes
- Rinse your skins with some cool water and pat dry
- Repeat daily
5. Honey and, Cinnamon Nutmeg
Nutmeg works wonders at reducing inflammations, redness, and swelling.
- Mix a teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon (each) and a tablespoon of honey
- Apply to your skin and leave for around 15 minutes
- Rinse with warm water and pat dry
- Repeat daily
6. Honey and Brown Sugar
Trust brown sugar to exfoliate and remove all toxins from your skin pores.
- Mix 1teaspoon of brown sugar with one tablespoon of honey
- Apply the mixture to your skin and leave it until it’s dry
- Then massage your skin with wet fingers, in circular motions
- Rinse with some cool water and pat it dry
- Repeat daily
7. Honey and Oliver Oil
Olive oil will not only moisturize your skin, but it will also remove toxins from your pores.
- Mix 2 tablespoons each of raw honey and Oliver oil
- Gently massage the mixture into your acne scars for 5 minutes, in circular motions
- Soak some clean piece of cloth in hot water, wring excess water and place it over your honey mask
- Leave the mixture on until dry and then use the clothing to remove the mask
- Rinse with cool water afterward and pat dry
- Repeat twice every week
Yes! This natural gift that bees give us works miracles when used to treat acne. It’s packed with loads of health benefits and properties that helps it carry this out this task effectively. These include anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-microbial properties, among others.
Which of the seven methods above do you prefer to use to treat acne on your skin?