Sharing is caring!Thanks to Pacific Resources International for sponsoring this amazing post!Okay so this is officially my first(and probably last)DIY post. I would not do you like that woman. If you’ve been following along for whenever at all, you know I hate DIY … it’s more like DI WHY!? With whatever going on at this phase in my life, mama ain’t got time for that. BUT I am making an exception here since this DIY mask only requires ONE ingredient, YES ONE!What’s the one component you might ask? Manuka honey and it delivers dazzling results.

Anybody can “make”this mask with minimal to no effort AND if you take place to feel your inner Martha knocking, it’s simple and fun to personalize by adding spirulina, clay, maca, vitamin c, oatmeal, wild mushrooms(!? )OMG, did I just convert myself ?! Nope. Still here. Okay so let’s talk honey. Honey is skincare’s modern-day MacGyver– especially in clean/green charm. It’s great

as a mask or a cleanser to deal with acne and/or dry skin however it’s likewise useful for the majority of skin types.What can Manuka do for me !? Speaking from experience. I luuuuuuve a good honey mask. It immediately enhances my skin’s look leaving it more moisturized

and glowing. Why ?! Honey. Leah Klasovsky, founder and formulator of Leahlani Skincare based out of Kauai, HELLO she says honey is her favorite skincare ingredient.”As someone who battled cystic acne for years, it was honey that assisted to both clarify and recover my skin. In its raw form, honey is naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial, assisting to clean the skin and dissolve germs completely. Honey contains gluconic acid, a moderate AHA that helps to brighten the skin, even the complexion and fade age spots. It is overflowing with nutrients, such as vitamin B, manganese, iron, potassium, and calcium. When blended with water, honey will launch a peroxide residential or commercial property that assists to recover acne and hinder bacterial growth. Honey is likewise incredibly moisturizing and hydrating and renews the skin with an abundance of nutrient-dense enzymes. “But naturally not all honey is developed equal … I mean, you can’t just walk into any ol’ grocery, grab a plastic honey bear and call it a day. Honey can be found in various shapes and types. It can be either raw( straight from the comb)or pasteurized(heated and processed). It can also be unifloral (coming from a single species of flower

) or multifloral(nectar from more than one species of flower ). Picking the right honey can make a difference.What’s the right one? It’s Manuka. Well … for this one ingredient face mask it is. Manuka is the current health fad and individuals use it to treat a myriad of ailments consisting of aching throats, coughs, MRSA, cuts, burns, rashes, wound care, gastrointestinal problems … increasing body immune system, ear concerns, allergies … however our main

focus today is dealing with acne, eczema, dry skin and active skin problem. Cancer.gov mentions,”Manuka honey has been reported to stimulate the development of brand-new blood capillaries and the development of fibroblasts [collagen manufacturers] and epithelial cells [outer layers of skin] when applied topically.”Jamie McDowell, esthetician and creator of Modern Holistic in Atlanta, GA adds, “Honey, specifically Manuka, is the truest RECOVERY LOTION for the whole body and skin. Manuka Honey resembles nature’s Neosporin and I highly recommend a straight ‘honey mask’for most of my customers with’active skin conditions.

‘Since the majority of acne products tend to dry the skin, honey is actually among the very best solutions for dealing with acne due to the fact that it hydrates the skin and cells. This is critical for healing.When drying the skin and the breakout, it does not permit the breakout to actually recover. This creates skin injury which causes hyperpigmentation.”What’s the offer with Manuka?For beginners

, Manuka honey is native to New Zealand. You can’t get Manuka honey from China or the USA. Why? It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower Leptospermum scoparium– or what many

people call the Manuka bush– native to New Zealand. And Manuka is crazy high in antibacterial properties. David Noll, owner of PRI explains,” All, natural raw honey includes

2 antibacterial actions: But Manuka has a 3rd ability. Methylglyoxal(MG ). This is what offers Manuka its superpowers. This is the scientifically shown “active “component of Manuka Honey. An antibacterial action not shut down by the body’s natural defenses. If a Manuka honey does not have an MG score, then you do not understand what you are buying. If Manuka has no to little quantities of MG then it actually is no different to any other honey.”So how do you understand you are

purchasing real Manuka honey that includes a therapeutic dosage of Methylglyoxal? Glad you asked! There are two methods.1. You can look for a honey that has a UMF( Unique Manuka Factor)rating. 2. You can call Manuka honey business and ask them for their independent test results.The greater the rating, the more active the Manuka.Why not simply go by UMF?UMF is a certification business spend for– like the USDA natural accreditation. Just since a Manuka

is NOT CERTIFIED, it doesn’t indicate it’s automatic shite.It’s like at the farmers market. You purchase a container of strawberries from farmer Joe who cultivated without using pesticides. Simply because Farmer Joe didn’t go and get his.5 acre farm USDA licensed natural doesn’t mean his strawberries instantly have 23 pesticide residues on them.

They are probably WAY BETTER(

and tastier) than Driscoll’s organic pink difficult ones you purchase at Whole Foods in December. I suggest, don’t even get me going on strawberries. I digress.The point is (once again and once again )the label will just take you so far.

You have to talk with the business to get the genuine story. Are they transparent? Are the upcoming? Do they use 3rd party testing? What do they value? Are they well-informed, versed, enthusiastic? Let’s take a look at PRI’s Manuka honey for example.PRI founder David Noll describes,”For over 30 years, PRI has set the requirement genuine Manuka honey long before the UMF club was produced. PRI has always had every batch for every single jar checked by an independent lab in New Zealand. These independent laboratory reports are available to consumers upon demand. (They reveal

all the active components in Manuka consisting of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. The term for these distinct homes is described as” non-peroxide activity” or NPA.)The term UMF was created and trademarked. So there is an additional charge to utilize the UMF hallmark. UMF logo design or not, without the independent test outcomes, it’s “buyer beware.

“Why pay more when you can get the same, if not better fore less? “DIY HONEY CLEANSER: Honey makes an awesome cleanser. This is the one I have actually been utilizing and liking. It’s an exceptional option for individuals with acne or an active skin condition however it’s fantastic for all kinds of skin consisting of typical, dry, oily, maturing, etc. I personally like honey cleansing in the early morning when I do not have any makeup on. BUT if you have makeup on, eliminate it first with an oil and then utilize honey as your second clean. More on how to

double clean here. The how to: DIY HONEY MASK: I also enjoy a great honey mask. Again great for all kinds of skin however specifically those with acne or blemishes. Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask and Laurel’s Honey Berry Enzyme Mask are two of my OTC faves if you are searching for

something formulated

. And lastly, Jamie McDowell, certified esthetician and owner of Modern Holistic shows us how to DIY mask in the house using just Manuka:1. After cleaning with a nourishing oil cleanser, pat skin dry and apply 1-2 tablespoons of Manuka honey on swollen locations of the face (or entire face )using your hands. The honey will be thick to start, however, will start to thin from the heat of your body. If you have blackheads,’ honey tapping’

is an excellent approach to

actually pull them out. Because Manuka honey is thicker, it can help to take out particles in larger pore locations such as nose, chin, and forehead.2. Make certain to use honey to the chin, jawline and neck(even chest and back if you have skin problems on the body).3. Leave on for 15 minutes.4. Towel Steam 5. Carefully eliminate downward from the forehead to the neck. Constantly utilize a clean side of the cloth for each area of the face. 6. As soon as you’ve

removed the mask, wash the washcloth again with hot water, and repeat elimination procedure.7. End up by treating the skin with an anti-inflammatory oil or serum such as Laurel’s Unburden Serum or something as easy as aloe cut fresh from the plant leaf. And seal all of it in with a recovery balm like Laurel’s Night Balm to assist the recovery from within.One more thing lady … examine your diet plan Masking and cleansing can assist to externally deal with problems like acne and eczema, many of the time these are internal issues so it’s essential to look

at diet too! This is the honey I’ve been utilizing and loving. Have you attempted honey masking?Photos by Monkey & Squirrel LIKE

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