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Why Does Manuka Honey Work on Eczema?

how does manuka honey work for eczema

By now, you’ve probably heard about how manuka honey treats eczema better than most treatment options on the market. What used to be a godsend twenty years ago is irrelevant and shown by extensive research and studies to actually cause more harm than good (we’re talking about ingredients still in use today by the most well-known brands too). But the biggest mystery still lies with manuka honey and how it works on eczema so well!

So What is Manuka Honey?

At Wild Naturals, we’re all about sharing the truth with you, both in what we sell and what other brands forget to promote in their products but that we assure you we don’t use (yes, that’s mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, and SLS). With natural ingredients, you’re putting back vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and other earth-created elements that are known to treat even the most stubborn of skin problems.

With manuka honey, this is your greatest weapon against issues like eczema, psoriasis, acne, wrinkles, redness, and inflammation. Even just using it in foods or eating a spoonful a day, not to mention applying it to your face as a DIY mask has incredible benefits that will have you tossing out all of your big brand items for this one goldmine.

Manuka honey is loaded with healing benefits that can help your stubborn skin problems, especially eczema. When used topically and internally, you’ve got a full house against any troublesome body problems, not just with your skin!

This expensive and unique honey variation comes from New Zealand and it’s made by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. It’s only found in this part of the world, therefore it’s shipping, and distribution creates the costly price tag associated with manuka honey, both on grocery store shelves and now in beauty stores.

Did you know that Manuka honey also contains 1,000 times more methylglyoxal than other forms of honey? Methylglyoxal is what gives honey it’s antibacterial properties and makes it beneficial for eczema. In fact, it continues to show promise as a topical antibacterial agent and effective chronic wound dressing, revealing that treatment with manuka honey resulted in a significant decrease in the bacterial cell growth rate.

Since Manuka honey has a considerably higher level of enzymes than regular honey (as discovered by researchers at the New Zealand University of Waikato in 1981), it’s enzymes also create a natural hydrogen peroxide that is antibacterial. In fact, the enzymes in manuka honey make it 4x more nutrient-dense than other kinds of honey. This antibacterial property helps fight the hardest resistant germs and bacteria, making it ideal for killing off anything that will cause your skin to look anything less than clear and glowing.

The manuka honey benefits are underlined as such for treating the following big health and skin issues:

  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Eliminating allergies
  • Acne and eczema
  • Healing wounds and infections
  • Drawing impurities from the skin
  • Digestive illnesses
  • Soothing irritation
  • Ulcers
  • Gingivitis
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

It’s not commonly mentioned that our digestive system and gut are closely tied to eczema, so healing your digestive system is imperative to handling your eczema. A spoonful a day is plenty for helping your body both inside and out! If you want to speed up wound healing or infections, you can use manuka honey topically as well. Simply add it to a wound, infection, or any non-optimum skin area and after regular application, you’ll notice an incredible difference.

Unlike just using manuka honey on its own, manuka honey in a skin care product is far more versatile and easier to apply on a daily basis than its raw, very sticky, messy original consistency. Adding it with other beneficial natural ingredients is just another way to ensure that your skin is at its most happy and healthy!

The right manuka honey skin cream should be in a balm or thick form to help seal in the moisture and create a barrier on the skin (which ultimately helps reduce inflammation). Another great thing is that it will also help fight bacteria and is ideal for acne-prone skin types that really want to finally get rid of their pimples and with the added bonus of manuka honey’s healing properties to help reduce acne scarring!

Wild Natural Backs Manuka Honey

Although honey is one of the oldest foods known for treating infections, it’s still not quite a mainstream treatment method in conventional medicine and just breaking through in the beauty industry. Even then, you won’t find it a prominent star ingredient and usually will be listed towards the bottom of the ingredients list (this means it is heavily diluted).

At Wild Naturals, manuka honey is highlighted as the main ingredient for every product for both skin and hair care! Shop the online store today to discover the true effects manuka honey has on eczema and other difficult skin conditions and transform your skin into radiance and nourished at last!