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The health benefits of Manuka honey are well known, but have you ever thought about incorporating it into your beauty regime?

According to BodyUnburdened.com:

Manuka honey works wonders for blemished skin because of its aforementioned natural antibacterial properties. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory, so soothes inflamed skin while healing blemishes. It also helps balance the skins pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. In other words: this sticky-sweet substance is your problem skins best friend (or worst enemy, depending on which way you want to look at it).

Anti-aging.

Manuka honey has been shown to increase collagen cross-linking, promoting the structural growth of collagen in skin cells. And since amino acids are the building blacks of collagen, they also protect collagen. Healthy collagen means healthy, firm, youthful-looking skin.

Helps skin retain moisture.

Manuka honey is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. This hydration helps to further enhance the skins elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.

How to use Manuka Honey for Healthy Radiant Skin

1. Wash face with gentle non-toxic soap pat dry2. Pick a premium Manuka honey which is 100% raw with a bio active 12+ or above (this strength relates to its anti-bacterial effects). This means that honey has been cold pressed rather than fine filtered and so is closer to its natural state and retaining more of its health benefits.3. Lightly wet the skin as it makes the application easier.

4. One tablespoon of honey should be enough to spread on the whole face. I like adding a dash of cinnamon for additional anti-bacterial effects as well as

5. Leave on for around 15-20 mins this is where the anti-bacterial effects take place.

6. Wash off with warm water, pat dry.

Do this once per week to keep your skin clear of acne and looking healthy and younger.
Dark spot treatment: To fade acne scars, brighten and resurface the skin, mix a quarter-sized dollop of manuka, fresh-squeezed lemon and a teaspoon of organic cane sugar. Massage mask into steamed skin and allow the mixture to work its magic for 20 minutes. Rinse and close pores with cool water.
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