They call honey the “nectar of the Gods,” and based on its myriad benefits, it makes perfect sense why. Beyond simply being a natural sweetener for your tea, honey is a decadent beauty elixir with countless healing properties. But not every honey is created equal.
Specifically, there are particular benefits of manuka honey for skin that go above and beyond other kinds of honey! For some quick background: Manuka honey is a stronger, darker variety created by bees that feed on manuka flowers, which are found in New Zealand. Interestingly, the use of honey in skin care dates back to ancient times, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Ancient cultures around the world have appreciated honey’s benefits and have been used for skin ailments like wounds and burns since B.C. The great news is that you don’t have to rely exclusively on DIY recipes to incorporate it into your skin care routine; it’s now easier than ever to find manuka honey in all different varieties. It's been popping up in products like soothing shower gels and nourishing body creams and even hair conditioners, all that are infused with the skin-loving ingredient.
But don’t worry, we delve into more on that below, along with some of the key skin care benefits we love manuka honey for!
A Potent Antibacterial
Manuka honey has many skin benefits, but its main benefit is related to its ability to fight off bad bacteria, fungus, and other microbes that might grow on compromised skin. Manuka honey, in other words, is an ideal ingredient for a body wash. While it does have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, try it include it with your normal acne treatment products too!
While it’s good for all skin types, those with dry skin will especially love its humectant qualities, which help draw in moisture. Manuka honey is effective at hydrating the skin, which is why we started to see this ingredient pop up in many face masks, moisturizers, and body washes. And while it may not replace a medical therapy for eczema sufferers, the benefits from the hydrating qualities of a manuka-honey-infused body wash are certainly worth checking out. Wild Naturals Body Wash with Manuka Honey, a sulfate-and paraben-free formula that helps relieve stressed, dry skin in seconds!
A Skin Healer
An interesting quality of manuka honey is that it actually helps skin repair itself. Its potent anti-microbial effect helps wound healing by encouraging the skin’s natural repair mechanisms to work at their best. This quality makes manuka honey inherently soothing, ideal for people with eczema, psoriasis or other skin conditions!
There is also evidence that manuka honey has mild exfoliating effects, which makes it perfect for people with sensitive skin that can’t handle harsher exfoliating products. Its anti-microbial properties help slough away dead skin cells. The added ingredients of aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oil, and other natural properties to cleanse, hydrate, and renew your skin! Where can you find the best manuka honey skin care products, though?
Wild Naturals, of course!
With our full lines of face, body, and hair products, you’ll be covered from head to toe with nourishment. Your skin will feel healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated thanks to the bountiful benefits of manuka honey! Head over to the Wild Naturals store to discover just how amazing manuka honey skin care can truly be, and you’ll never go back once you do.