6 Ways Manuka Honey Benefits Your Skin, Gut Health, and More
Honey is one of those products that seems to do it all. It can sweeten any meal, hydrate parched skin, and soothe a sore throat when you’re feeling sick—but one particular honey stands out from the rest. Manuka honey, which is native to New Zealand and parts of Australia, has been gaining lots of buzz in the wellness world for its potent healing properties.
Because Manuka honey contains antioxidants and antibacterial compounds (including hydrogen peroxide), using it on your skin “is one way to control the overgrowth of a specific population of bacteria that contributes to acne,” says Nava Greenfield, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.
However, you’re better off shopping for products like moisturizers and creams that already contain Manuka honey in them, as opposed to slathering the stuff directly onto your skin from the jar. Given the honey’s thickness, that might just trigger even more breakouts, says Dr. Greenfield.
Source: Prevention – 6 Ways Manuka Honey Benefits Your Skin, Gut Health, and More By, Maria Masters