Monday, May 3, 2010

It's a miracle - Manuka Honey!

So as I said in my last post, I was breaking out these few days because of stress and due to that time of the month, and this huge deep under the skin pimple formed on my chin. I've had them several times before so I know how annoying they are and how long they can last for :S I tried applying a few different products and they had no use... until I came across this blog post that my friend, Jenny (skinniegenes), wrote about regarding Manuka Honey and acne!

Click here for her blog post!

Knowing the New Zealand brand, Comvita, as my uncle works for this company and has given us countless bottles of products whenever we visit Hong Kong, I knew instantly that there must be a jar of Manuka Honey in my house somewhere. I applied this thick dark brown sticky stuff right on top of my pimple for a whole day. Because it's extremely sticky and could potentially cause a major mess, I cut a small piece of white bandage and taped it above the honey. In the morning, I was so excited to find that the pimple (normally would take weeks to heal) already formed a white head! Now, the pimple is almost completely healed with minimal scarring.

I was so shocked at the result that I had to do some research to understand it. Apparently, the honey speeds up the healing process for fresh wounds. It creates moisture that allows new skin to grow much quicker than it would on its own. And moreover, it prevents infection as it destroys bacteria and repairs previously damaged skin.

You can even apply a honey mask all over your face. One simple way is to a directly put the honey on your skin. If you like, you can mix it with a bix of cinnamon, lemon juice and oatmeal. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes, then take off with warm water.

Have you tried this acne treatment method before? Did it work for you?


Marie said...

Never really used a Manuka Honey but honey works great as a mask for me. Very moisturizing!:D
...and everything girly under the sun!

Candid Phobic said...

I've never done this before but I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback with Honey as a facial mask.

Winnie* said...

Edwina, Thanks for sharing! Ha I am glad ur pimple is going away, congratz!I use to use homemade honey+oatmeal+lemon juice+egg white as am whitening mask when I was younger. it really helped clear up my skin :)

Jenny said...

oh YAY! im glad it worked edwina!!! which degree of UMF did you use??

Mimi said...

i've never tried this before, but it sounds good. :)

p.s. i gave you an award. check it out on my blog. :)