Honey has natural antiseptic properties and includes a variety of minerals and vitamins. By applying honey to a wound, it helps prevent infection. Many types of bacteria can't survive in honey so wounds heal, swelling eases enabling the tissue to grow back. Therefore accelerating the process of skin healing.
I really don't know why I didn't try this sooner, my skin is already clearing up and feeling much better, no wonder why most companies incorporate honey into their products. I really wanted to do this post as I believe I will see even better results if I continue to do it, I really want to help people suffering with acne as I know how depressing it an be. I dismissed the idea of it in the past as I was under the misconception that nothing works. I was wrong.
When honey comes in contact with body moisture, it releases antiseptic hydrogen peroxide to fight bacteria, it also draws body fluids and nutrients to the area thus assisting with cell growth.
I have read that the antibacterial properties increase twofold when diluted with water, newly born bee's are nourished with diluted honey so they can build a stronger defence mechanism by the older bee's as they know this feature. How clever is that? Read the full article of this fact!
There are countless benefits of honey, this acne treatment is just one of them. Do your own research too!
HOW TO USE THE HONEY MASK:
I have been doing this just before bedtime, suitable for sensitive skin and can be used daily.
- Apply pure honey all over your face or on the selected area. You will feel a slight stinging sensation, this means that the antiseptic properties are kicking in! For twice the benefit you may pat some water over the honey whilst on your skin.
- Wait approximately 15 minutes, during this process you will see that there will be tiny minute bubbles on your skin, this is where the antiseptic hydrogen peroxide has attacked the bacteria and has pulled up nutrients and body fluids to help aid cell growth.
- Rinse with warm water, pat dry.... you may tone your skin to close the pores in your desired way and then moisturise.