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Beautiful Skin using antibacterial Manuka Honey

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:43 -- admin

Manuka honey from New Zealand can be applied as a facial mask or onto break-out spots to calm and soothe your skin leaving it feeling firmer and smoother.  Try it for healthy and glowing skin and beauty.  Other ways to rejuvenate sun damaged skin at out plastic surgery clinic include light and moderate chemical peels (Vi Peel, TCA) or the Active FX fractionated CO2 laser).

From Elle Magazine:



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Online buzz: Fans of this monofloral New Zealand honey say it’s the ticket to calming angry skin: They slather it on as a mask or apply it directly to zap particularly difficult blemishes.

Doctors' orders: It’s legit—manuka honey contains clinically proven antibacterial agents (among them an enzyme that releases hydrogen peroxide), and wound-care centers use medical-grade versions. Dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, recommends it as a targeted approach for perioral acne because it moisturizes and exfoliates instead of exacerbating flakiness; dermatologist Noëlle Sherber, MD, suggests it for stubborn, workout-related acne, the kind avid bikers might get around the helmet line, because it dissolves biofilm bacteria. Think of the ratings system the way you think of SPF: Look for a unique manuka factor (UMF) of 10 or higher.

Editor test-drive: “I like experimenting with new products, so I wasn’t put off by the honey’s stickiness—it felt not unlike other thick facial masks and peels I’ve tried. I applied it all over and left it on for about an hour three days in a row. Afterward my skin felt soft and fresh, firm but not tight. One nasty spot even healed faster than usual. Flash forward a few months: I now carry manuka sachets with me wherever I go.”