Manuka Honey Skin Care


This post today is all about Manuka Honey Skin Care.  For centuries people have been looking for a natural substance that can help smooth and freshen up the skin and heal any cuts / irritation / acne that may pop up from time to time.  Manuka Honey is this all natural, extremely effective and very popular skin care product.

The post today is all about Manuka Honey Skin care.  For centuries people have been looking for a natural substance that can help smooth and freshen up the skin and heal any cuts / irritation / acne that may pop up from time to time.  Manuka honey is this all natural, extremely effective and very popular skin care product.

This is largely because of the anti-bacterial qualities of the honey and the way that it helps to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it soft and beautiful.

In today’s video, we will give you a few options on how to recreate this popular face and beauty treatment DIY style, in the comfort of your own home.


Author: Sarah Nagel via holistichabits                             Published: Aug 5, 2015

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Four (4) Different Manuka Honey Masks

Hey guys, today I am going to be showing you a few different Manuka Honey masks that I like to use.  I have been using Manuka Honey for many, many years and I just hold it so close to my heart because it really helped me when I was healing my acne and my acne scars.

Now with these masks I am going to show you, you can really use any type of raw honey.  All raw honey can benefit the skin, however Manuka Honey is just on a completely different level.  It’s way more powerful.

Manuka honey is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory which makes it perfect for acne prone skin or really any other skin conditions.  It exfoliates the skin, it helps to clean out the pores, it helps your skin retain moisture and I will also mention that when you are looking for Manuka Honey, you will probably notice different numbers on the honey container.

So it might say UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) and then a number, or “Active” and then a number, and basically, the higher the number, then the more potent it will be.

I personally use this Active 16 Manuka Honey by Wedderspoon and I really, really like it. This is the one I have been using for many years.

Slide bullet points:

  • Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush.
  • Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Applied topically, it can heal wounds, clear acne and other skin conditions, fight infection and leave your skin soft and radiant!
  • Taken internally, it can boost the immune system, soothe a sore throat, relieve digestive problems such as IBS and more!

Lemon Juice Slide,                 **Don’t use on sensitive skin **

  • Natural Exfoliant
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Antibacterial properties
Honey and Lemon, Source Flickr

Mask #1 Basic Honey Mask

Ingredients: Manuka Honey, Lemon Juice or Rosewater Or just apply honey straight to your face!

OK so now the first Honey face mask that I am going to show you is just a simple basic Manuka Honey mask.  All you are going to do is mix a little bit of honey and a little bit of liquid together.  I usually use either Rosewater or fresh lemon juice for my honey masks.

Rosewater is very calming to the skin. It’s great for reducing redness and balancing the body’s PH.  I actually have a whole video on the benefits and uses of rosewater, so definitely check that out if you haven’t already.

Lemon Juice is high in vitamin C, which will help brighten up and even out your skin tone.  And it’s a wonderful exfoliant to keep your skin looking radiant. You can also use alternative hydrosols or you can just skin the liquid altogether and just put the honey straight on your face.  Which is what I used to always do and I always got great results.

And let me tell you, these will be the best tasting masks you will ever use.


Cinnamon and Honey, Source Cinnamon Hill

Mask #2 A Cinnamon Honey Mask

Ingredients: Manuka Honey, Cinnamon Powder and Lemon Juice or Rose Water

  • I don’t recommend this mask for sensitive skin! Do a patch test first.

So again you can just take some Honey and just add a bit of cinnamon powder.  I am using Ceylon Cinnamon.  And then you can just add your liquid.  So for acne scars I recommend using lemon juice, but for all other skin types you can just use Rosewater because it’s a bit more gentle.

This mask is really great for acne prone skin or skin with acne scaring.  Cinnamon is really great because it brings the bloodflow to the skin. It has a lightening effect, so it can help fade those acne scars and hyperpigmentation with ongoing use.  And I also find this mask to be very exfoliating, so this particular mask is definitely one of my favourites.

Spirulina, Source WikiCommons







Mask #3 Spirulina and Honey Face Mask

Ingredients: Manuka Honey, Spirulina Powder and Lemon Juice or Rosewater

So again, just take a little bit of Manuka Honey and add a little bit of the Spirulina Powder and a bit of the liquid of your choice.  I am using Rosewater.  And then just stir that up and it’s ready to apply to your skin.

This face mask is really good for all skin types.  The Spirulina contains Chlorophyll and anti-oxidants to deeply nourish the skin and I just love the colour of this face mask, I think that it is so pretty and so fun to wear, I just imagine that this is a mask that a mermaid would use.

And don’t forget to drink your Spirulina powder as well to nourish your skin from the inside out.

Turmeric, Source Pixabay, Stevepb







Mask #4 Turmeric Honey Mask

Ingredients: Manuka Honey, Turmeric Powder & Lemon Juice or Rosewater

**Caution** Turmeric will stain everything!!

And last, but not least is the anti-inflammatory turmeric and honey face mask. So just get your honey ready and add a bit of Turmeric powder and a bit of liquid.  And I like using Rosewater for this one.

Turmeric is very beautifying for the skin it is highly anti-inflammatory so it can help reduce redness in the skin and help treat breakouts.  It has a brightening and rejuvenating effect so that it can even out skin tone, so it can be really beneficial for age spots, hyperpigmentation and scaring. It’s just a “wonder spice” both internally and externally.

And after using this mask you will probably notice a slight yellow tinge to your face, so to get rid of this I usually just oil cleanse my face one or two times using an old wash cloth that I don’t mind getting stains on and then I just take a cotton pad with some more Rosewater and I just wipe my face down until I don’t see any more yellow.

So that’s pretty much how I make my Manuka Honey masks. I hope you enjoyed the video and will try some of these out and let me know “what do you use for a face mask?

The Author: Sarah Nagel via holistichabits

If you would like to purchase the product featured in the video, please click here Wedderspoon 100% Raw Premium Manuka Honey KFactor 16+, 8.8 Ounce

Thank you for visiting us today at our Manuka Honey Skin Care post and please feel free to leave any comments / suggestions / personal tips or recommendations in the comments below.

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2 Replies to “Manuka Honey Skin Care”

  1. Wow! who would have thought honey as a face mask, not me that’s for sure. I’m very keen to try it now though my skin is in desperate need of rejuvinating.
    Your DIY treatment was great, good to see we can do these things ourselves and not spend a fortune doing it.
    Great site thank for sharing your knowledge, I can’t wait to try it out!

    1. Hi Audra,

      Thank you so much for dropping by our website.  I really appreciate your kind words.

      Yes, I agree we all need a little treat for skin every now and again and if we can save costs, then even better right? I love DIY health hacks that are quick and simple to do at home.

      If you would like to know more about the healing power of honey, please click here.

      Honey is constantly surprising me.  Did you know that honey is great for weightloss as well?  YES it is! Even I was surprised.  Please click here to learn more.

      Thanks again for stopping by.

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