Top Beauty Benefits of Mānuka Honey

Why Mānuka Honey has so many beautiful benefits for your skin

We all know that Mānuka Honey is a deliciously sweet and natural taste sensation.
Sourced from some of New Zealand's most pure and remote locations, it’s renowned worldwide for its unique flavour and natural, nutritious properties.

But did you know Mānuka Honey is also one of nature's special gifts for your skin? Soothing, moisturising, brightening, nourishing and clarifying…Comvita Mānuka Honey is a beautiful, natural addition to your skincare regime.

So, what are all the Mānuka Honey uses for your skin? Read on to find out what the buzz is all about and how you can incorporate Mānuka Honey into your daily skincare routine.


Mānuka Honey for skin hydration and nourishment

With New Zealand’s cold winters and hot summers, it’s no wonder our skin can look and feel parched and dry, especially if we spend a lot of time outdoors. Mānuka Honey is a natural humectant, meaning that it draws moisture into your skin and locks it there. The enzymes in Mānuka Honey also helps this moisture to penetrate deeply and bring much-needed relief to the deep layers of our skin.


Mānuka Honey for natural anti-aging

As we get older, our skin can become thinner and drier, and may not look as plump and smooth as it once did. And for those of us who’ve spent years out in New Zealand’s harsh sun, this may show up as skin damage, wrinkles, age spots and dryness.

However, what Mother Nature may take away from us as we age, she can restore through the beauty of Mānuka Honey, which is often used as a moisturiser to help keep wrinkles, frown lines, and damaged skin at bay. That’s because the natural amino acids contained within Mānuka Honey make it a popular choice for protecting and promoting collagen health.

Mānuka Honey for acne and blemish control

Mānuka Honey contains unique antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in treating breakouts. Instead of using harsh, skin-stripping products, try Mānuka Honey to help soothe away acne and spots and add valuable moisture to your skin.

Got a skin blemish? Wash your face and apply Comvita Mānuka Honey topically directly onto those pesky red spots with a Q-tip. It also helps remove dead skin cells due to the gentle amino acids contained within this natural cleansing agent.

Mānuka Honey for gentle exfoliation

Looking for a sweet way to exfoliate your skin? Mix about one tablespoon of Comvita Mānuka Honey with 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, then add a pinch of salt. Apply to a clean, wet face, and massage into the skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. This treatment is ideal for gently scrubbing away blackheads on the face, but you can also use it to exfoliate other parts of the body (including your decolletage, arms, legs, even the lips).

Mānuka Honey can lighten scars and hyperpigmentation

Amongst Mānuka Honey’s many wonderful ingredients is a tiny amount of hydrogen peroxide. This gives it mild lightening properties which can support the healing of scars and hyperpigmented skin, naturally.

Mānuka Honey can help relieve sunburn

When you live in New Zealand, sometimes it’s hard to hide from the sun, no matter how hard you try! Just as Comvita Mānuka Honey can be used to support wound treatment, and it can also help to soothe sunburn – promoting the healing of damaged skin and reducing inflammation.

Your skin is precious, so with all of these tips and treatments, make sure that you’re using a high-quality Mānuka Honey, like Comvita for all your skin treatments. The quality and purity matters! And remember to do a patch test before using Mānuka Honey on your skin or hair, especially if you have any allergies or sensitivities.


Mānuka Honey face masks

Does your skin need soothing, exfoliating, re-invigorating or moisturising? A dollop o fComvita Mānuka Honey can boost your beauty in so many ways – and it’s totally natura. Here are some delicious Mānuka Honey face masks that you can try at home.


1. The Manuka Re-invigorator

Looking for a pick-me-up for tired skin? Mānuka Honey pairs with antioxidant coffee in this get-up-and-go face mask.

Combine one to two tablespoons each of Mānuka Honey and fresh coffee grounds. Apply to a clean, dry face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. When rinsing off, massage gently and then pat dry.

2. The Manuka Moisturiser

When dry skin calls, this Mānuka Honey face mask answers. Mānuka Honey and avocado are known as a power duo for moisturising thirsty skin. Mix together quarter of a very ripe avocado, one tablespoon of Mānuka Honey, and half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


3. The Honey Soother

For irritated skin, oatmeal and Mānuka Honey are the perfect pairing. For this mask, grind quarter of a cup of oatmeal into a flour-like consistency. Mix one tablespoon of Mānuka Honey and one tablespoon of olive or almond oil in a small bowl, and then stir in small amounts of the oat flour until it resembles a wet paste.

Smooth the mixture onto clean, dry skin and leave on for about 5-10 minutes, massaging gently as you rinse it off. It’s skincare that’s good enough to eat!



How often should you use Mānuka Honey on the face?

We think every day! Whether you’re soothing, exfoliating, moisturising, holding back the years or treating breakouts, Mānuka Honey is your go-to beauty booster. Natural, effective and deliciously soothing.

What is the best way to apply honey on the face?

Mānuka Honey works best on your face when your skin is clean and slightly damp. So straight after cleansing your skin, use a spoon, or clean fingers, to scoop the honey out and smooth evenly onto your face, gently massage and let it rest for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

It can be a bit of a sticky business, but when you see the results, it’s definitely worth it. And if some gets into your mouth during the treatment … yum, that’s just a bonus!


Can Mānuka Honey tighten skin?

Mānuka Honey is a humectant (that strange word that means it retains or preserves moisture), so it goes to work on skin elasticity as well as skin cell regeneration.

Comvita tip: try combining Mānuka Honey with your favourite natural facemask products or ingredients to further enhance their effectiveness.


Can you use Mānuka Honey on your hair too?

There probably isn’t any part of your body that wouldn’t benefit from the goodness of Mānuka Honey. It’s great for hair health and can be combined with hair mask products and other natural ingredients to improve overall hair shine, volume, and condition.

Top tip: Simply mix Mānuka Honey with coconut oil and apply to wet or dry hair, concentrating on the ends. Leave in for 10 minutes, then rinse out.


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