Manuka honey contains up to 100 times more methylglyoxal (MG) than the local honey. MG is the antibacterial property in honey. Bees pollinating the flowers of the manuka bushes produce the New Zealand Manuka honey in the purest form. Apart from the MG, it also contains hydrogen peroxide making it be used in both traditional and modern medicine.
Manuka does not only belong to the clinical shelves in hospitals and pharmacies but also in your home if you are concerned with your beauty. Rather than using chemical laden products to treat your skin you can try a more natural solution for an amazing and wonderful outcome. The following are some of its benefits that you will find interesting:
Skin moisture retention
Manuka honey helps to retain moisture in the skin since it is a natural humectant. Through this, the skins hydration is boosted, and some other desired effects take place in the skin such as the promotion of skin healing due to cell regeneration and also increase in elasticity of the skin. When the honey is applied to the skin, it retains moisture and also absorbs more moisture from the surrounding air to give you a dewy and glowing complexion different from other beauty products that you have come across.
Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal, which increases cross-linking in collagen hence enhancing their structural growth within the skin cells. Collagen is built by amino acids that also perform a protective function of the collagen. Youthful skin is hence achieved by the collagen being healthy too.
Manuka inhibits MMP, which is a group of enzymes that destroy collagen. Manuka honey due to its moisturizing and hydrating properties is capable of retaining sufficient moisture without leaving the skin oily at any given point in time.
Skin blemish clearing and repairing
Because of the antibacterial properties existing in manuka honey, it is capable of clearing blemished skin. Furthermore, it is an anti-inflammatory capable of soothing inflamed skin while at the same time healing blemishes and skin injuries.
The manuka honey also helps to balance the skin’s PH and is capable of helping keep the skin pores clear since it contains amino acids that remove dead skin cells. Manuka will promote skin regeneration through the regeneration of dead cells thus repairing cellular damage. With this, the skin is kept in good health hence enhancing your natural beauty, which is very good thing.