5 Reasons You Should be Washing Your Face with Manuka Honey
Honey smells like dessert, doesn’t really wash away makeup, and can be thick and gloopy, so why should you be cleansing your face with honey? Lots of reasons, actually, but here are five.
(Not to worry, it really works and the texture is great...read on to find out more).
1. Unique Properties of Manuka
It actually does matter what kind of honey you buy, if you want to try using honey as a face wash. Most honey will be processed, and you want the raw variety. Wildflower honey, orange blossom honey and so on have similar taste and flavor, but the plant or flower from which the bees make a honey also give unique properties to the honey itself. Unprocessed honey is naturally antibacterial, and manuka honey even more so than other types of honey.
Manuka flowers grow only on a shrub-like tree in New Zealand, from which comes manuka honey. Manuka honey has been used for hundreds of years for its antimicrobial qualities. Unprocessed, it contains probiotics, in addition to being antibacterial and antifungal. It is so healing that it has even been used in wound treatment. We use unadulterated manuka flower honey in all of our manuka honey-containing products.
2. HONEY SOFTNESS, WITHOUT THE GLOOP
Raw manuka honey may be gloopy and sticky, but fortunately, when formulated as a honey facial wash, it goes on smooth. That means that you get the softest skin imaginable, without the gloop. Skin feels hydrated, rough patches smooth out, and you reveal your best skin ever.
Remember how honey itself doesn’t remove makeup? When formulated in our natural manuka honey face wash, skin isn’t just hydrated and restored, it’s also cleansed and renewed. Unlike harsh cleansing ingredients, manuka honey cleanser gently removes oil and makeup, while acting as a natural astringent to minimize the appearance of pores.
3. Simplify Your Routine
Skin today, particularly on your face, deals with the elements--sun, wind, heat, rain or cold--but also with a number of man-made factors: air pollution, air conditioning, heat, alternating temperatures between outdoors and indoors. On top of all of that, most people use many different products on their skin, including makeup application, removal, moisturizers, and serums--medicine cabinets and drawers overflowing with products, that don’t even necessarily play well together.
A honey facial cleanser removes makeup, penetrates pores for a deep cleanse, heals dry, dull or damaged skin, and adds back moisture. Healthier skin also needs less makeup, so skin quality begins to improve, while fewer products are needed.
4. Reset Your Skin
All of those elements and products on your skin can upset the natural balance of your body. Without enough oil, skin overproduces oil. With too much cleansing or harsh exfoliating, you can break delicate blood vessels. Skin’s natural pH needs balance and your body’s good bacteria. Skin adapts to harsh products, compensating for being stripped of oil or imbalanced. With a natural, manuka honey cleanser, your skin doesn’t have to fight.
Manuka honey has all of those desirable qualities for natural skin, with vitamins and minerals to nourish skin, antioxidants to tame free radicals, a perfect pH balance for skin--it's skin boosting, instead of skin stripping, which means you get to push the reset button on healthy skin.
5. Why Not, At That Price
An effective and safe, natural cleanser, at an incredible price. Beauty routine simplified (which again means you spend less). Free shipping on all US orders. At that incredible price, why not give your face the chance to experience manuka honey cleansing? Healthier, better skin is just a few days away.