Manuka Honey for Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that looks like you are blushing, with redness on your cheeks and nose. But this redness can also appear on your forehead, ears, back, chest, and even your eyelids.

Sometimes this skin condition causes acne-like small pus-filled bumps and visible broken blood vessels.

While rosacea can affect anyone, it particularly affects middle-aged women with fair skin.

The exact cause of rosacea is not clear. Various triggers like stress, sunlight, heat, exercise, certain medications, some foods and drinks, and beauty products can exacerbate the condition. It is best to avoid triggers and manage your lifestyle around them, like wearing sunblock before you go out, using gentle skin products, and managing stress.

Rosacea treatment

There is no cure for rosacea, and it can be quite difficult to treat. Your doctor can suggest treatment options for rosacea. Prescription medications can help manage the redness, bumps, and other symptoms, while some procedures like dermabrasion and laser treatments can be beneficial too.

However, there are also natural treatment options available that you can apply at home, particularly Manuka honey, which is proving to be quite effective.

What makes Manuka honey a treatment option for rosacea?

Raw honey is packed with beneficial components for the skin because of its unique antibacterial and skin healing properties. But Manuka honey is more potent than any other raw honey and contains a higher concentration of methylglyoxal (MGO), a compound that makes this honey a powerful anti-microbial.

The unique properties of Manuka honey help kill harmful bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which keeps the skin free of pathogens and aids in healing the skin, including minor and chronic wounds.

Manuka honey is not only anti-bacterial but also bacterial resistant, meaning the bacteria may not be able to build up resistance to its antibacterial effects. Studies also show that Manuka honey attacks infections considered to be untreatable, highlighting its effectiveness in clearing and treating infections.

The honey’s high sugar concentration can keep wounds moist and aids in quick healing. It also reduces inflammation and pain at wound sites. Manuka honey is also a great emollient and helps the skin feel softer.

All these properties make Manuka honey a natural remedy for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, scars, and rosacea.

How to use Manuka honey for rosacea

A small amount of premium Manuka honey can be applied directly to the skin, and it can be effective in reducing dryness of the skin, which worsens with rosacea.

In our experience, when using Manuka honey, you may notice the redness on your skin gets aggravated before it clears up. That’s because any inflammation on the skin reacts to the active ingredients in Manuka honey and it tends to flare up first before it gets better.

Some people also experience a tingling sensation when Manuka honey begins its healing process. We always recommend doing a spot test before you start using Manuka honey on your skin.

It is also advisable to consult your doctor before starting any treatments for rosacea.

If you are looking for high strength Manuka honey or Manuka honey therapeutic skincare, visit our online shop or look for Nature’s Gold products in the stores.