For so many centuries, honey has been totally known because of its healing effects. Now, with the updated technology, information is now available on why this is proven to be true. When bees digest the pollens of manuka flowers, they will produce a natural form of hydrogen peroxide which we all know a wonderful antiseptic that cleans the infection from wounds.
If the doctor advises you to use active manuka honey for a skin condition, it is usually because it has a higher percentage of this antiseptic hydrogen peroxide than any regular honey does. It is this higher content of hydrogen peroxide which makes this kind of honey a preferred treatment in clearing acne. Unlike other prescription treatments used for acne, this special type of honey is all natural and will not dry your skin out.
In fact, there are studies show that manuka honey is also a very good moisturizer. It is not only discovered to rehydrate dry skin, but also repair the skin cells that have been damaged because of so much pollution and bacteria in it. This will apparently give the skin a more youthful glowing appearance. When you consider this honey for clearing and treating acne, there is a specific method to be applied.
If you are very desperate in making your own manuka honey treatment at home, you can actually mix a few drops of it and your regular facial cleanser. As usual, you have to clean your face and then pat it dry. The natural antibiotics present in this honey will be the main component that helps in killing the bacteria that causes acne.
There is another way on how you can use the honey as a facial treatment. You can add some of the honey to your usual facial mask and apply it as you normally been doing, but let the mask be set on your face for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water then pat it dry.
According to studies, the antibacterial effects of manuka honey usually take place at about 3 days for you to notice that improvement you want. It will certainly boost your self confidence when you notice acne blemishes wearing off.