Manuka Honey Can Be A Stellar Addition To Your Skincare Routine, Combatting Inflammation And Lessening The Appearance Of Fine Lines And Wrinkles

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If you’re connected to the health and fitness internet community in any capacity, you’ve probably seen a few articles or posts about the benefits of Mānuka honey.

For those who may not know, Mānuka honey is honey produced by bees that pollinate the Mānuka tree, which is found in some areas of coastal Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, regular honey comes from bees that pollinate a wide variety of flowers and plants.

Mānuka honey has been known to have more health benefits than regular honey because of its antibacterial properties. That’s why many people love to keep it in their pantries and only use it when they’re coming down with a cold and can use some extra help.

However, Mānuka honey isn’t only beneficial when consumed. It’s also a great ingredient for skincare.

Experts have recommended using Mānuka honey as a skincare product because it contains vitamins and proteins, making it great as an ingredient that works against inflammation. For years, Mānuka honey has been used to heal wounds and treat skin conditions that cause inflammation, like psoriasis.

Mānuka honey also contains antioxidants that are great for lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

So, if you struggle with dry or inflamed skin and feel you could use a little extra hydration and some reparation, here’s how to incorporate Mānuka honey into your skincare routine.

First, you’ll want to ensure you’re buying Mānuka honey or products that contain Mānuka honey that are pure and unadulterated. These products are usually labeled as a ‘Product of New Zealand’ or have the Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF) label.

You’ll also want to avoid using Mānuka honey-based products with retinol or hydroxy acids, as dermatologists have warned those combinations can lead to more skin irritation.

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