Should I Use Manuka Honey for Eczema?
At Wild Naturals, we are one of the first advocates for natural skin care and highlighting the incredible benefits of using manuka honey for eczema. The treatments used for the past several decades are continuing to shed light on how ineffective they truly are for eczema and psoriasis. But why should you use manuka honey for eczema rather than a typical cream found at the local drugstore? Continue reading to discover why you’ll be manuka honey obsessed by the end!
How Manuka Honey Works
When you have a severe skin condition, drugs and popular eczema lotions just don’t cut it, especially with recent studies and research showing the negative effects of the common ingredients used for ultra-hydrating lotions and creams. (Think mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, SLS.)
This then begs the follow-up question of why should manuka honey for eczema be the best treatment option? The first point of interest about this honey’s benefits is the healing properties of manuka honey for eczema because it is the key ingredient in our go-to eczema cream.
Eczema and psoriasis both create chronic dry, scaly skin patches, as well as red, irritated inflammation. Manuka honey combats each of these painful and itchy components of skin conditions, not to mention that it’s incredible for sensitive, overly dry skin too! How can manuka honey heal skin?
The healing property of honey is due to the fact that it offers antibacterial and antimicrobial levels, maintains a moist wound condition, and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection. Its immunomodulatory property is relevant to wound repair too (in short, this means that it helps aid the immune system to function at a desirable level when it’s fighting bacteria).
Honey is an ancient remedy for the treatment of infected wounds, which has recently been ‘rediscovered’ by the medical profession, particularly where conventional modern therapeutic agents fail. Manuka honey has even been able to fight certain germs and bacteria that are immune to antibiotics!
Why use Manuka Honey for Eczema?
The bacteria fighting properties are crucial to combat staph and other topical infections eczema patients are so very prone to. Honey maintains moisture, something we definitely need to combat the dryness, flaking and scaling as it is a natural humectant. When something is a humectant, it means that it has the ability to draw moisture from the air into the skin and boost hydration.
The skin barrier is known to be much weaker in those with eczema, so we definitely need this extra barrier protection. Manuka honey is able to heal wounds on top of everything else? Yes! This is an absolute must for anyone with eczema – broken skin from scratching, dry, cracked skin, and red, open, oozing sores can all use a bit of healing. The antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids naturally contained in manuka honey help produce collagen, the body’s anti-aging, and cell regeneration element.
Manuka honey is an excellent acne treatment to boot by wiping out the bacteria inside zits, pimples, and cysts! Because of this healing property, acne scars can be reduced and sometimes completely erased for smooth, acne-free skin!
The Proof is in the (Manuka) Honey
Curious? Then give a Manuka Honey cream a try! Wild Naturals has a full eczema and psoriasis skin care line, including shampoo and conditioner for people with scalp psoriasis! We pride ourselves on our products being free of:
- Mineral Oil
Each of these are common ingredients found in popular eczema lotions and creams and are very irritable to eczema skin. You can read more about why to avoid these ingredients here. Otherwise, Wild Naturals Eczema and Psoriasis Cream is rich with manuka honey, aloe vera, shea butter, hemp seed oil, and several other extraordinary natural ingredients that will leave your skin healthy, soothed, and hydrated!
Shop the Wild Naturals store today to find the right eczema treatment using manuka honey as your salvation and relief from eczema!