Treating Acne With Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey has been used as a topical agent to treat a wide range of skin problems, including infected wounds, burns, eczema, ringworm, etc. It has recently been gaining worldwide recognition for its ability to draw moisture out of bacterial cells, killing even the most resilient forms of infectious bacteria, including MRSA. It is now recognized that Manuka Honey also has the ability to draw impurities out of the skin, unclogging pores and clearing acne breakouts. It penetrates the blocked follicle, kills the bacteria that cause acne and helps to unblock the follicle allowing the built up infection to be released. This leaves a sterile clear follicle which heals quickly, reducing or even preventing scars from forming.
Independent studies have shown that Manuka Honey reduces inflammation and promotes the healing process. Unlike ingredients found in many acne products, Manuka Honey has a very hydrating effect on the skin. It is a known fact that hydrated skin heals better and faster than dry skin. Manuka Honey is regarded as a natural moisturizer. Since it’s a natural ingredient and an anti-irritant, Manuka Honey doesn’t aggravate sensitive skin, which is common among acne sufferers.
Manuka Honey is known for its effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent. This makes it useful for treating acne breakouts because it prevents bacteria from growing. The acidic environment of honey is not an ideal environment for bacterial growth. Honey is also low in protein which deprives bacteria of nitrogen, an element needed for bacteria to grow. With infection-causing bacteria eliminated, redness associated with acne is also eliminated. In addition, Manuka Honey’s anti-inflammatory properties help to eliminate inflamed tissue that may be causing pain or discomfort.
A New York-based manufacturer of skin care products called Honeymark has combined the formulation of a powerful acne cream with the potent healing properties of active Manuka Honey. Honeymark’s Acne Cream contains a medical-grade Manuka Honey that quickly goes to work on pimples yielding immediate results.
"Manuka Honey’s antibacterial properties penetrating deeply into the epidermis, killing bacteria and relieving blocked follicles," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. "The moist healing environment created by Manuka Honey allows new skin to grow flush with the surface of the skin which prevents scarring or skin deformity in more serious cases of acne."
By: Frank Buonanotte
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