Honey Mask Face Acne Scar

Published: 06th June 2009
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This is to explain more on the home remedy of using honey as mentioned in my home remedies for acne post. Honey contains excellent anti-bacteria and healing properties. This natural substance is all the while used as treatment for wounds and skin problems for over 2000 years. During the ancient times, Egyptians had over 500 healing uses for honey, and many people today are using it for curing their sore throats, acne, and many other uses! Honey also contains anti-oxidant properties to keep the skin healthy, wrinkle free, and feel smoother and softer.

There are numerous kinds of honey avaiable in the market. Those raw unprocessed ones are the most desired ones compared with lower quality processed ones. Of the raw honeys, the best type is Manuka honey. Manuka honey is created from the flowers of the manuka bush found in New Zealand and is best in terms of healing and anti-bacteria properties. Manuka honey is also labeled with a UMF (unique Manuka factor) rating to show its extra anti-microbial healing agent against infectious organisms.

Now how does honey help us against acne. We use it as a mask. It doesn't dry, peel, or flake up the skin. Its effectiveness is as good as many topical acne products which drys up the skin but honey doesn't.

Here are the directions for making a honey mask. You can make it either purely alone or you can take 3 tablespoons honey and mix with a little lemon juice, cinnamon, oatmeal or toasted wheat germ. Leave the mask on your face for 20 to 30 minutes (more doesn't kill) and rinse off with warm water. Throughout periods of the day at home, you can also dab honey directly on the blemish daily to help with inflammation and redness (it cools down the redness just like a cucumber mask).

There are many other home made honey masks which I feel is too much of a bother to make, so we should just stick to the simple one I mentioned above.

I put the title of this post as "Honey Mask Face Acne Scar" to tell everyone that contrary to popular belief, honey mask doesn't help with your scar at all. It is only an excellent method for acne, not the scars. Also, if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance induced acne, you can try using a honey mask if you want, but I recommend revising your diet and lifestyle to thoroughly cure it. Hormonal induced acne is not bacteria caused, so a honey mask doesn't cure the root of the problem.

Now for all you folks, go get your honey from your nearest supermarket which you probably already have. You can also get one specially designed for the skin in cream form instead of having to apply the sticky honey on your face here! It is imbued with UMF. :D

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