The Wonders of Manuka for Wounds and Skincare
Our skin is the bodies’ largest organ. And one that needs taking care of most!
Did you know Biosota’s range of certified organic high-grade honey can do just that? Nourishing and regenerative from the inside out, Manuka honey can be ingested and applied topically to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Our medicinal Manuka honey is unrivaled in its purity, potency and taste. And not only is Biosota Manuka honey a great addition to your daily skincare routine, but it can also help to relieve, soothe, cleanse and even speed up healing time for wounds and burns.
Keep reading to discover our top tips on using honey for skincare and wound healing, sunburn, cold sores and more.
Manuka Honey as Skincare
With so many creams and serums on the market, we sometimes forget the wonders of our most natural products: like honey!
Manuka honey is one of nature’s most revered skin remedies. With its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it’s readily equipped to reduce inflammation – especially for conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, paronychia and more.
We recommend honey and its healing powers for the whole family (over the age of one). Some customers have even used topical honey to successfully treat paronychia (an infection common in children).
“I tried a lot of antibiotic creams for my son’s paronychia. Then I tried Biosota’s MGO 2000+ and the area was just fine after only one application!” – Willa, Biosota customer
Given its effectiveness in helping to heal minor bacterial infections, wounds and scarring, Manuka is also effective in treating acne. Some studies have shown Manuka honey to be significantly more effective (and natural!) than other popular anti-acne products.
And its ability to balance bacteria that may be present on your skin can help to reduce skin flare-ups and blemishing as well.
As a natural exfoliator, it will leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated, all while removing old skin cells and revealing the healthy, new cells underneath.
Manuka honey is also a natural humectant – a common moisturising agent found in many beauty products – which means it helps skin to stay moist, but not oily, all by itself!
When honey is left in an organic and unpasteurised form (like Biosota’s), this allows its healing properties to be at their most potent.
This is why we recommend honey graded MGO 550+ and above for skincare use.
Looking to add a little extra to your skincare regime? Why not incorporate a spoonful or two of our Biosota Manuka honey MGO 150+ Collagen + Raspberries into your morning routine? This unique combination of Manuka honey and edible collagen is a powerhouse when it comes to boosting the regeneration and immunity of your skin and hair.
Manuka Honey for Wound Care
Manuka honey is fast becoming a renowned remedy for supporting the treatment of wounds, cuts, abrasions and scarring.
At Biosota, our customers praise Manuka honey MGO 1717+ in particular for its effectiveness in helping to decrease symptoms and promote healing of facial cold sores, soothing and cleansing minor skin wounds and enhancing skin repair.
Due to its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, Manuka honey can work to sanitise and draw moisture from wounds, prevent bacteria growth and encourage wound healing.
Its ability to maintain a moist wound environment and act as a barrier to further infection or bacteria also makes it an effective wound dressing. By reducing inflammation in and around the wound site, Manuka honey can also speed up healing time.
Manuka honey MGO 260+ possesses the minimum activity necessary for medicinal use and can work well for simple wounds or scarring.
We recommend considering the complexity or severity of your skin condition, wound or scarring when deciding on the potency and purity of your honey. The higher the MGO level, the greater the activity (and all its healing properties) present in your honey.
Our Manuka Guide may be useful in deciding what strength is best for you.
Still have questions? Check out this article for suggestions on how to consume Manuka honey. Or, reach out via chat, email or phone to speak with one of our experienced staff.