Chlorophyll Manuka Honey Mask

Manuka Honey: The #1 Product That Helped Heal My Skin

My skin is always evolving as I get older and adapting to my environment, which has led to different struggles from acne to dry skin and worrying about aging. One thing that hasn’t changed since I started my skin journey is one specific product: Manuka honey.

What Is Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey gets its name from the native New Zealand Manuka bush, which is where the bees that you get the honey from pollinate. I think one of the really cool thing about Manuka honey (other than how awesome it is for your skin) is that it’s not only used in more holistic/traditional medicine, but it’s also used in modern medicine for it’s antibacterial properties. Not many natural products are recognized by modern medicine for their specific benefits so I thought that was neat.

Learn About Manuka Honey Benefits & See How I Put On My Mask

How Does Manuka Honey Benefit Your Skin?

Manuka honey contains hydrogen peroxide, which is helpful for evening out skin tone and acne. What really sets Manuka honey apart is that it is also high in methylglyoxal or MG. Regular honey contains hydrogen peroxide and MG, but in much lower amounts–Manuka honey contains up to 100 times more MG.

Because of its antibacterial properties, Manuka honey is great for healing and preventing acne (also why I first discovered it!). It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains, which you know is important if you’ve read my post on why your skin needs a toner. 

Manuka honey also contains amino acids, which benefit the skin by sloughing away dead skin cells and clearing out your pores. Hallelujah!

The last main reason that I will always use Manuka honey on my skin is its high concentration of polyphenols and flavonoids aka antioxidants. 

These powerful antioxidants help repair the skin’s natural barrier. This  improves the skin’s efficiency by making it more effective at absorbing and retaining moisture. I know some people will freak out when they read that because they feel that their skin is oily, but our skin typically only becomes oily when there are hormonal imbalances or not enough moisture.

If you are dealing with acne you need your skin to be moisturized. Why? Dry skin is much more susceptible to bacteria, which causes acne. If you are more concerned with aging, then this is also a concern. One of the best ways to prevent premature aging is to keep your skin moisturized.

So basically, no matter what your skin issue is: acne, redness, flaking, eczema, aging skin, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, etc. you can benefit from Manuka honey.

My Favorite At Home Face Mask

Chlorophyll Manuka Honey Mask

Another awesome thing about Manuka honey is that it’s easy to add into any skincare routine. You can use it on its own all over your face like a mask or as spot treatment. I do both. I also add in this powder chlorophyll mask mix from Cocokind Skincare since it’s really improved the effectiveness and helps to detox your skin without drying it out. They are a great company too! Definitely check out their products if you have some time and are in need.

I also want to note that although Manuka honey is expensive and the chlorophyll mask is $19 for the jar, you get SO many masks between the two jars. I only buy Manuka honey once a year and I do at least two masks a week so it shows you that it’s worth the investment. I’ve only ever purchased one of the chlorophyll mask jars and have been using it for 8 months so I would say that lasts for at least a year. Totally worth it in my book!

The Magical Mask

-1 tbsp Manuka Honey*

-1 scoop Chlorophyll Mask (it comes with a scooper)

Instructions:

  1. The first thing you’re going to want to do is cleanse your skin and remove any make up if you’re wearing it. If you need a recommendation for a cleanser based on your skin type, please fill out this form and I will email you 🙂
  2. Gently dry your skin and then grab a flat brush, your honey, and the chlorophyll mask. Open both jars so that you don’t have to do this with honey on your hand (been there done that).
  3. Take about 1 tbsp of Manuka honey with your flat brush and place on your palm. Add 1 scoop of the chlorophyll mask and mix in.
  4. Gently spread on your face, chest, back, or anywhere with acne, eczema, burns, cuts, etc. Leave on for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Wet a wash cloth with warm water and place on your face for 15 seconds. Then rub away honey and repeat until it’s all gone.
  6. Finish up the rest of your skincare routine.

*Pay attention to what kind of Manuka honey you are purchasing. I specifically linked to a high quality one. You mainly want to look at the bioactivity or strength, which is indicated by the numbers on the label.

-UMF-5-9 is low activity/strength

-UMF 10-15 is moderate activity/strength

-UMF 16+ is high activity/strength–I linked to this one!

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