I have been hearing a lot about using manuka honey as a face mask to fight acne, so I decided to do an experiment – have manuka honey mask every day for 10 days. And here is what I noticed.
First of all, the honey is quite expensive, especially if you want a stronger one which you might need for acne. I have bought UMF 10+ and while I did notice some change I think I would benefit more from stronger honey, maybe 20+. Luckily, you do not need much since you only need a thin layer of the honey for your mask. And to be honest, I don´t really like the taste of it so I have it for beauty purposes only. If you reall strugle with acne buy a stronger one if you can.
You can spot the difference within few days of using manuka honey on your face. You skin will heal and spots and acne will disappear almost completely, however I still had one or two spots after the whole experiment. The redness of spots also goeas away and even if one or two spots pop up they go away really quickly (it basically dries out overnight). Unfortunately, my acne scars did not go away which I was really hoping for. To be honest, that was the main reason why I decided to try it. While the honey probably is beneficial for you skin do not expect it to make miracles. That being said I do believe it is good for your skin and I might incorporate it into my skin routine (and use it at least once a week).